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TOBERMORY   geen leeftijd vermelding 40 %     INFO
COMMEMORATIVE
LIMITED EDITION 1798 - 1998
Collector's Edition
2500 bottles
Individually Numbered
Tobermory Distillers Ltd,
The Isle of Mull

TOBERMORY   10 years old 40%
LAST  BOTTLE  AND  EMPTY
             
THE MALT WHISKY FROM
THE ISLE OF MULL
Tobermory Distillers Ltd

TOBERMORY   10 years old 40%       INFO       
THE MALT WHISKY FROM
THE ISLE OF MULL
35 cl bottles
Tobermory Distillers Ltd.

TOBERMORY       Aged 10 years 40 %      INFO     
Limited Edition
Tobermory Distillers Ltd,
The Isle of Mull

TOBERMORY    Aged 32 years 49,5 %   INFO         
Natural Cask Strenght
Finished in Oloroso Sherry Casks
Distilled 1972
Bottled 17.05.2005
Unchillfiltered
Limited Edition
1710 Numbered Bottles
Tobermory Distillers Ltd,
The Isle of Mull

TOBERMORY    Aged 15 years  46,3 %       INFO            
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
DUAL  -  LOCATION MATURATION
Un - Chillfiltered
Limited Edition
Tobermory Distillers Limited,  Isle of Mull


TOBERMORY   9 years old 46%                
Distilled 1995
Bottled 2004
Cask Ref: MM 420
Cask Type: Fresh Sherry
Non Chill Filtered
Caramel Free
Ideal Drinking Strength
Rigorously Selected
Murray McDavid Ltd., Islay
'Clachan A Choin'

TOBERMORY   Aged  10 years  46,3 %
THE  SCOTCH  SINGLE  MALT
WHISKY  OF  MULL
Distilled and Bottled by
Un - Chillfiltered
Tobermory Distillers Limited, Mull                 

Highland Malt
The Western Islands
Mull
TOBERMORY   zie ook LEDAIG

Tobermory, Isle of Mull, Argyll. Eigendom van Burn Stewart Distillers Pic. Glasgow.
De stad Tobermory werd in 1788 gesticht in opdracht van The British Society for Promoting the Fisheries of Scotland.
De Society was gesticht door een aantal grote landeigenaren, om te onderzoeken of er een mogelijk was een aantal visserij gemeenschappen te stichten aan de westkust van Schotland.
Gouverneur van de Society was de Duke of Argyll.
Zij zonden John Knox op reis om de plaatsen te inventariseren en hij vond een veertigtal plaatsen geschikt, het zouden er uiteindelijk vier worden, Tobermory, Ullapool, Lochby en Creigh.
In 1786 was John Knox op Muil en constateerde dat Tobermory één van de best beschutte baaien van de westkust bezat.
Er verschenen advertenties in landelijke dagbladen waarin zakenmensen, visserlui, een onderwijzer en een exploitant voor een te bouwen café werden gevraagd.
Tobermory werd grotendeels gebouwd door John Stevenson, toen al een entrepreneur van belang te Oban, met een eigen kleine vloot van schepen, werven, steengroeven, een bouwbedrijf en hij zou in 1794 de Oban distilleerderij bouwen.
John Sinclair was één van de huurders en vroeg in April 1797 aan de Society om een vergunning voor een distilleerderij.
In 1798, het eerste jaar, produceerde John Sinclair 1326 liter spirit. Volgens de voorschriften toen mochten de ketels tussen 136 en 182 liter groot zijn.
De distilleerderij en andere zaken van Sinclair floreerden zo dat hij op drie en veertig jarige leeftijd een welgesteld man was en zich terugtrok op zijn landgoed.
Na de dood van zijn vrouw in 1825 bemoeide hij zich ook niet meer met de distilleerderij.
De distilleerderij raakte in verval en werd gehuurd door John Clark Jnr and Partners te Glasgow die het gebouwencomplex voor opslagdoeleinden gebruikten.
In 1878 werd er opmieuw gedistilleerd en Tobermory verandere nog twee keer van eigenaar tot in 1890 John Hopkins & Co, licentiehouder werd.
De Distillers Company Ltd nam John Hopkins Ltd over in 1916.
In Juni 1930 werd Tobermory werd gesloten om pas in 1972 weer te worden opgestart.
Gedurende de tweede wereldoorlog was Tobermory in gebruik bij de Royal Navy.
In 1972 werd Tobermory het eigendom van een groep exporteurs van Liverpool, waar later ook de Spaanse sherry groep Domecq bij kwam.
De distilleerderij werd grondig verbouwd en de produktiekapaciteit vergroot van 1,59 miljoen liter tot 3,63 liter spirit per jaar.
Deze vergroting van de kapaciteit was waarschijnlijk ook de ondergang van Tobermory in 1975 toen de enige afnemer een andere leverancier vondt.

In 1976 werd de Kirkleavington Property Company van Stewart Jowett te West-Yorkshire ei-genaar en in 1979 werd er 6,510 liter spirit geproduceerd en in 1980 twaalf maal zoveel.
Er werd een 'vatted' malt uitgebracht Tobermory 8 Years old, 'The Malt Scotch Whisky from The Isle of Muil' en toen sloot Tobermory weer, nu als gevolg van de recessie die er heerste in de whiskyindustrie.
De produktie zou weer worden opgestart in 1984 maar dat ging niet door.
In 1989 wordt Tobermory weer opgestart, de manager was toen John Adam.
In 1993 was Brian Whitby manager te Tobermory.
In Juli 1993 neemt Burn Stewart Distillers Pic te Glasgow, ook de eigenaars van Deanston, de distilleerderij over.
De koopsom was E 800.000 inclusief de voorraad whisky ter waarde van E 200.000 Er werd vervolgens voor E 500.000 geinvesteerd in vernieuwingen.
De distilleerderij bezit geen lagerpakhuizen, gevolg van het feit dat de vorige eigenaar deze heeft verkocht en nu in gebruik zijn als appartementen.
De whisky wordt per tankauto naar Deanston gebracht om daar te rijpen.
Het water komt van Mishnish Loch
De Mash tun is 5 ton
De vier Wash backs zijn elk 23.000 liter
De twee Wash stills hebben een inhoud van 18.000 liter, de twee Spirit stills elk 15.000 liter en worden met stoom gestookt.
De capaciteit is 1.000.000 liter per jaar.
Van de afgelopen 63 jaar is Tobermory maar 8 jaar in produktie geweest.
De manager is (2002) Ian MacMillan.

Februari 2003
Ian Bankier, manager van Burn Stewart maakt bekend dat CL. Financial te Trinidad en Tobago, producent van rum en Angostura Bitter, die al een een aandeel had in Burn Stewart van 28,9 %, dit aandeel hebben verhoogd tot 52 %.
CL. Financial is de naam van de holding waaronder 62 ondernemingen vallen, verzekeren, financiële dienstverlening en projectontwikkeling.
In 1997 werd Angostura overgenomen en in 1998 Todhunter Rum.
CL. Financial betaalde E 48,9 miljoen voor Burn Stewart, de merknaam Scottish Leader en de twee distilleerderijen Deanston en Tobermory.
Even later neemt Burn Stewart Bunnahabhain op Islay over en het merk Black Bottle. Ian Bankier is nu (2003) de C E 0 van CL. World Brands.
Ian Bankier verlaat in 2003 C L World Brands en neemt in Februari 2004 The Whisky Shop over, een detail keten, met winkels in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Fort William, Oban en Callander, met de bedoeling de keten uit te breiden naar andere steden in het Verenigd Koninkrijk.

TOBERMORY facts
Owned by Burn Stewart Ltd
Percentage sold for blending: About 50 per cent
Burn Stewart blends that rely on Tobermory: Scottish Leader, Burberry's

Fresh, lightly peated, smoky nose, Medium-dry, smooth, fruity.
LEDAIG
Peaty, smoky, slightly floral, Nose: intense, quite dry palate, spicy, peaty, peppery
LEDAIG 1974
Woody, slightly smoky nose, slight greeness, good rivhness on palate, green smoky finish
Kapacieit:   1000.000  liter
Waarvan 15 % gebotteld als malt
Gebruikte gerst; voor Tobermory Optic en Chariot
                          voor Ledaig zwaar geturfrookte Prisma
Voor Iona worden Tobermory en Ledaig gemengd in een verhouding van 80/20
Mash tun;    vijf ton
Benodigd water voor de eerste gang 17.500 liter à 64 graden
                          voor de tweede gang 7000 liter à 78 graden
                          voor de derde gang 17000 liter à 90 graden
Wort: 225 hectoliter
Washbacks 270 hectoliter
Wash per run 225 hectoliter
4 stills met stoom verhit en s-vormige lyne-arm
Alcoholpercentage low wines 24 %
Alcoholpercentage New spirit Tobermory 69,5  %
Alcoholpercentage New spirit Ledaig 68,5 %
Overwegend bourbon vaten
Het rijpen geschiedt bij Deanston, het bottelen in East Kilbride

TOBERMORY facts:

1798   John Sinclair founds the distillery named Ledaig Distillery
1837   The Distillery closes
1878   The Distillery reopens
1890   John Hopkins & Company buys the distillery
1916   Distillers Company Limited (D.C.L.) now Diageo, buys John Hopkins & Company
1930   The distillery closes and is used as a canteen and power station
1972   A shipping company in Liverpool and Domecq, the sherrymaker buy the buildings
And embark on refurbishment. When work is completed it  is named Ledaig Distillery Ltd
1975   Ledaig Distillery ltd files for bankruptcy and the distillery closes
1979   The estate agent Kirkleavington Property Company of Checkheaton buys the distillery
forms a new company, Tobermory Distillers ltd and starts production
1982   No production and some of the buildings are converted into flats and some are rebted
to a dairy company for cheese storage
1989   Production resumes
1993   Burn Stewart Distillers buys Tobermory for 600.000 pound and 200.000 for the whisky
Supply
2002   Trinidad - based venture capitalists C L Principal buys Burn Stewart Distillers for 50
million pound


2005   A 32 year old from 1972 is launched

2006   A Ledaig 10 years old is launched

2008    A limited edition Tobermory 15 years old is launched

June  2012

Tobermory / Ledaig Distillery has ceased making his single malt whiskies for the forseeable
future, after the loch from which the distillery its water dried up from a lack of rainfall.


While the whole of Scotland has one of its wettest starts of the summer, the micro climate
on Mull has produced a drought which has never seen here for decades.

12 April 2013

Tobermory / Ledaig distillery has been forced to stop production for the 2e time in its
history: water levels on the isle of Mull have dropped dramatically, only a 5e of the islands expected rainfall supplying the loch on which Tobermory /Ledaig depends on.

Mull only received 1,8 inches of rainfall in March, the lowest in Britain.

TOBERMORY  DISTILLERY

Water: Mishnish Loch
Mash tun: 1 x 5 tonnes
Washbacks: 4 x 23000 litres
2 wash stills x 18000 litres
2 spirit stills x 15000 litres
Output: 1.000.000 litres

1780s - Soaring mountains and glorious coastline create a majestic backdrop for ancient castles, historic monuments and our very special distillery.


Tobermory was established in 1788 by the British Fisheries Society. Until then the town had been a small farming settlement, built around the medieval church at the top of the hill.



TOBERMORY DISTILLERY

ISLANDS SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY

It is likely that in its earliest incarnation Ledaig was a peated malt, but in more recent times both peated and unpeated whisky has been made and bottled as both Ledaig and Tobermory. Thankfully, this has now been resolved with Ledaig now only being used for the heavily-peated variant. Equal amounts of both styles are currently being made.

The fermentation time is relatively short, but it is the unusually shaped stills which lie at the heart of the Tobermory style. They have both boil bulbs and a strange S-shaped kink in their lyne arms, all of which increases reflux.

Today, the single malt bottlings are non-chill-filtered and bottled at 46.3% abv.


BRANDS PRODUCED HERE
Caermory
Ledaig
TOBERMORY

Mull’s capital may have been built by the Stevensons of Oban [see Oban], but Tobermory’s distillery has had a more chequered career than its mainland relative and with considerably more unusual owners.

It was established, as Ledaig, in 1798 by John Sinclair but like many small sites, the business foundered and it seems to have been silent between 1837 until 1878 when, after a succession of owners, it was finally brought within the DCL estate in 1916. It continued to produce until 1930 when it fell silent for over four decades.

A belated member of a group of old distilleries which were recommissioned in the post-war whisky boom, it was brought back in 1972 by a somewhat unusual joint venture between a Liverpool shipping company, Sherry producer Pedro Domecq and “Panamanian interests”. This unusual arrangement only lasted for three years, although the new owners renovated the distillery and increased capacity.

A short further period of silence ended when a property firm based in Cleckheaton, Yorkshire bought it with the intention of converting some of the buildings to holiday accommodation. Others were used as a facility for storing cheese. It closed again in 1982 for 11 years when its current owner, Burn Stewart (now part of South African giant Distell), purchased it.

In January 2017 Distell announced a major refurbishment plan for the distillery, which would force its closure for two years from 31 March. However, Tobermory's visitor centre would remain open throughout the period.

TIMELINE

1798
Local kelp merchant John Sinclair founds Ledaig distillery on Mull
1823
The distillery is officially licensed
1837
Ledaig distillery closes for 40 years, not reopening again until 1878
1881
The distillery is licensed to W Campbell & Co
1890
Ledaig passes into the hands of John Hopkins & Co
1916
DCL takes over John Hopkins & Co.
1930
Ledaig distillery falls silent for over four decades
1972
A Liverpool shipping company, Domecq and 'Panamanian interests' form Ledaig Distillery and reopen the site
1975
Ledaig Distillery files for bankruptcy and the site closes again
1979
Kirkleavington Property purchases the distillery and established Tobermory Distillers, reopening the site
1982
The distillery closes once more as its buildings are transformed into holiday lets and cheese storage facilities
1993
Burn Stewart purchases Tobermory and its stock for £800,000
2002
CL Financial buys out Burn Stewart for £50m
2007
Ledaig 10 Year Old is launched
2013
Burn Stewart is sold to South African group Distell
TOBERMORY FACTS

CAPACITY (MLPA) i
0.85
CONDENSER TYPE i
Shell and tube
FERMENTATION TIME i
50-100hrs
FILLING STRENGTH i
63.5%
GRIST WEIGHT (T) i
5
HEAT SOURCE i
Steam heaters
MALT SPECIFICATION i
Plain malt (Tobermory) maximum 2ppm,
peated malt (Ledaig) minimum 35ppm
MALT SUPPLIER i
Various
MASH TUN MATERIAL i
Cast iron body, copper dome
MASH TUN TYPE i
Traditional
NEW-MAKE STRENGTH i
68%
SINGLE MALT PERCENTAGE i
15%
SPIRIT STILL CHARGE (L) i
16,000
SPIRIT STILL SHAPE i
Medium with reflux bowls
SPIRIT STILL SIZE (L) i
18,000
STILLS i
4
WAREHOUSING i
Small warehouse on site for special edition and limited bottlings
WASH STILL CHARGE (L) i
18,000
WASH STILL SHAPE i
Medium with reflux bowls
WASH STILL SIZE (L) i
20,000
WASHBACK CHARGE (L) i
22,000
WASHBACK SIZE (L) i
25,000
WASHBACK TYPE i
Wood
WASHBACKS i
4
WATER SOURCE i
Gearr Abhainn
YEAST TYPE i
Bagged 'M' type strain
OWNERS

Distell Group logo
PARENT COMPANY

Distell Group
2013 - present
CURRENT OWNER

Tobermory Distillers
PREVIOUS OWNERS

Burn Stewart Distillers
1993 - 2013
Kirkleavington Property Co
1979 - 1993
Domecq
1972 - 1975
Distillers Company Limited
1916 - 1972
John Hopkins & Co
1890 - 1916
W Campbell & Co
1881 - 1890
John Hopkins & Son
1878 - 1881
John Sinclair
1798 - 1837



ISLANDS SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY

It is likely that in its earliest incarnation Ledaig was a peated malt, but in more recent times both peated and unpeated whisky has been made and bottled as both Ledaig and Tobermory. Thankfully, this has now been resolved with Ledaig now only being used for the heavily-peated variant. Equal amounts of both styles are currently being made.

The fermentation time is relatively short, but it is the unusually shaped stills which lie at the heart of the Tobermory style. They have both boil bulbs and a strange S-shaped kink in their lyne arms, all of which increases reflux.

Today, the single malt bottlings are non-chill-filtered and bottled at 46.3% abv.


BRANDS PRODUCED HERE
Caermory
Ledaig
Iona

Mull’s capital may have been built by the Stevensons of Oban [see Oban], but Tobermory’s distillery has had a more chequered career than its mainland relative and with considerably more unusual owners.

It was established, as Ledaig, in 1798 by John Sinclair but like many small sites, the business foundered and it seems to have been silent between 1837 until 1878 when, after a succession of owners, it was finally brought within the DCL estate in 1916. It continued to produce until 1930 when it fell silent for over four decades.

A belated member of a group of old distilleries which were recommissioned in the post-war whisky boom, it was brought back in 1972 by a somewhat unusual joint venture between a Liverpool shipping company, Sherry producer Pedro Domecq and “Panamanian interests”. This unusual arrangement only lasted for three years, although the new owners renovated the distillery and increased capacity.

A short further period of silence ended when a property firm based in Cleckheaton, Yorkshire bought it with the intention of converting some of the buildings to holiday accommodation. Others were used as a facility for storing cheese. It closed again in 1982 for 11 years when its current owner, Burn Stewart (now part of South African giant Distell), purchased it.

In January 2017 Distell announced a major refurbishment plan for the distillery, which would force its closure for two years from 31 March. However, Tobermory's visitor centre would remain open throughout the period.

TIMELINE

1798
Local kelp merchant John Sinclair founds Ledaig distillery on Mull
1823
The distillery is officially licensed
1837
Ledaig distillery closes for 40 years, not reopening again until 1878
1881
The distillery is licensed to W Campbell & Co
1890
Ledaig passes into the hands of John Hopkins & Co
1916
DCL takes over John Hopkins & Co.
1930
Ledaig distillery falls silent for over four decades
1972
A Liverpool shipping company, Domecq and 'Panamanian interests' form Ledaig Distillery and reopen the site
1975
Ledaig Distillery files for bankruptcy and the site closes again
1979
Kirkleavington Property purchases the distillery and established Tobermory Distillers, reopening the site
1982
The distillery closes once more as its buildings are transformed into holiday lets and cheese storage facilities
1993
Burn Stewart purchases Tobermory and its stock for £800,000
2002
CL Financial buys out Burn Stewart for £50m
2007
Ledaig 10 Year Old is launched
2013
Burn Stewart is sold to South African group Distell
TOBERMORY FACTS

CAPACITY (MLPA) i
0.85
CONDENSER TYPE i
Shell and tube
FERMENTATION TIME i
50-100hrs
FILLING STRENGTH i
63.5%
GRIST WEIGHT (T) i
5
HEAT SOURCE i
Steam heaters
MALT SPECIFICATION i
Plain malt (Tobermory) maximum 2ppm,
peated malt (Ledaig) minimum 35ppm
MALT SUPPLIER i
Various
MASH TUN MATERIAL i
Cast iron body, copper dome
MASH TUN TYPE i
Traditional
NEW-MAKE STRENGTH i
68%
SINGLE MALT PERCENTAGE i
15%
SPIRIT STILL CHARGE (L) i
16,000
SPIRIT STILL SHAPE i
Medium with reflux bowls
SPIRIT STILL SIZE (L) i
18,000
STILLS i
4
WAREHOUSING i
Small warehouse on site for special edition and limited bottlings
WASH STILL CHARGE (L) i
18,000
WASH STILL SHAPE i
Medium with reflux bowls
WASH STILL SIZE (L) i
20,000
WASHBACK CHARGE (L) i
22,000
WASHBACK SIZE (L) i
25,000
WASHBACK TYPE i
Wood
WASHBACKS i
4
WATER SOURCE i
Gearr Abhainn
YEAST TYPE i
Bagged 'M' type strain
OWNERS

Distell Group logo
PARENT COMPANY

Distell Group
2013 - present
CURRENT OWNER

Tobermory Distillers
PREVIOUS OWNERS

Burn Stewart Distillers
1993 - 2013
Kirkleavington Property Co
1979 - 1993
Domecq
1972 - 1975
Distillers Company Limited
1916 - 1972
John Hopkins & Co
1890 - 1916
W Campbell & Co
1881 - 1890
John Hopkins & Son
1878 - 1881
John Sinclair
1798 - 1837

CAERMORY


Put simply, Caermory is a limited edition run of unpeated single malt from Tobermory distillery on the Isle of Mull, bottled under a different name. However, the story of its conception is anything but simple [see below].

Matured solely in ex-Bourbon casks, Caermory was initially released as a no-age-statement ‘single malt Scotch whisky from the Isle of Mull’, but has since been bottled as a 15-year-old (at 56% abv), 20-year-old (at 49.6% abv) and most recently as a single cask 21-year-old (at 48.2% abv).

The release of Caermory 25-year-old is being planned for the end of 2017.

Single malt
PRODUCED AT
Tobermory

In a word, the history of this brand is fascinating. In 1992 Harold Currie (ex-Pernod Ricard and Isle of Arran Distillers), Stewart Jowett (then owner of Tobermory distillery) and Derek Hewson (a tax and revenue consultant) planned to get Tobermory distillery, which had been silent since 1982, up and running again.

The trio created the Spirit of 1992 PLC as a Business Expansion Scheme (BES) project, which exempted investors from paying capital gains tax.

The group issued the plan to potential investors on 16 September 1992 – Black Wednesday – but luckily managed to attract investment of £750,000. Distillation started in March 1993 on Tobermory’s two copper pot stills, which hadn’t been used for around a decade.

As soon as Spirit of 1992 had finished distilling, Jowett sold Tobermory to Burn Stewart Distillers, but the BES retained the 150,000 litres of spirit it had distilled.

In 1998 the company sold what had become five-year-old single malt whisky as bulk, and bottled just 888 bottles as ‘single malt Scotch whisky from the Isle of Mull’. It wasn’t until later the whisky became known as Caermory.

Hewson had kept his own stock of 20 hogsheads in bond to allow him to release it for sale at a later date, bottled as Caermory by Hunter Laing & Co. Three single casks have been bottled to-date with an approximate outturn of 280 bottles per cask, although some hogsheads have been traded to Hunter Laing wholesale.

There are plans for a 25-year-old but this may turn on whether Hewson feels his investment would be better realised by selling his remaining stock to the trade.

TIMELINE

1992
Spirit of 1992 PLC is established to purchase Tobermory spirit
1993
The run of what will become Caermory spirit is produced at Tobermory distillery
2002
The Spirit of 1992 PLC is dissolved
2008
Caermory is released as a 15-year-old
2013
Caermory 20-year-old is released
2015
Caermory 21-year-old is released
OWNERS

Caermory Whisky logo
CURRENT OWNER

Caermory Whisky
2008 - present
PREVIOUS OWNER

The Spirit of 1992
1993 - 2002
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