Tobermory Distillery has created a new addition to its core malt range with the release of the 23 Years Old Oloroso Cask Finish.
The new expression had a previous life as the brand’s 15-year-old liquid, and has since spent time resting in Oloroso casks at the distillery.
In order to celebrate Tobermory’s time on the island, the distillery has collaborated with Mull Silver and Goldsmith to create a sterling silver and gold quaich. Silver is the traditional 23rd anniversary gift, with the gold coating added to signify the liquid gold of the 23-year-old whisky. The one-of-a-kind quaich will be auctioned alongside the new bottle in the coming months.
Funds raised from the auction will go to The BEN – a Scottish hospitality charity that is seeing more demand for ever for their services as a result of Covid-19.
Julieann Fernandez, master blender at Tobermory Distillery, said: “Our team at the distillery have been working hard for many years on the return of this old friend, and we’re incredibly proud to be introducing whisky drinkers around the world this exciting addition to the core range.
“Absence certainly makes the heart grow fonder and the extra years have been spent well, as our whisky has continued to mature into the new sherried expression.
“The Island of Mull is a remarkable melting pot of artistry and creativity. This one-off silver quaich is a visualisation of the expert craftmanship and care that goes into the exceptional spirit we are releasing. By bringing together two makers on the island, we’re celebrating this passion for creativity on the world stage.
“One of the finest expressions we’ve ever made, it’s an honour to introduce Tobermory 23 to markets in Europe, Asia and the UK.”
Phil Campbell, founder of Isle of Mull Silver and Goldsmiths, said: “It was a joy to work on such a beautiful piece of silver, crafting it into a unique piece of art to mark the launch of Tobermory 23. Precision, creativity and attention to detail have defined our offering for the last four decades so it was a pleasure collaborate with this artisan distillery from our island home.“
The Tobermory 23 Years Old will join the Tobermory 12 Years Old, Ledaig 10 Years Old and Ledaig 18 Years Old in the distillery’s core range of malts.
For more information, you can visit the distillery website at www.tobermorydistillery.com.