The Isle of Mull’s First Ever Gin Is as Colourful as the Famous Tobermory Houses

Tobermory gin

After a two year hiatus, the Isle of Mull’s Tobermory Distillery re-opened its doors and, surprisingly, revealed they had produced their first ever gin – called Tobermory Hebridean Gin.

Tobermory Distillery is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland – over 200 years old – and up until now they had never attempted to create a gin.

It’s the only distillery on the Isle of Mull and has now become the first ever established single malt distillery to use their name on a gin.

Such is the connection with single malt, they even use a splash of spirit from their whisky stills to add a distinctive flavour to the gin.

Thirteen botanicals are used to make the gin, including locally-grown Hebridean tea, juniper, heather, elderflower, sweet orange peel and other locally sourced hand-foraged botanicals.

The ingredients are picked in season and steeped for at least 24 hours in the base spirit, which is then distilled in a copper pot still.

Tobermory gin

The bottle is particularly charming, showcasing the iconic colourful houses that skirt the edge of the shore in Tobermory, the island’s biggest town.

It has now earned the accolade of being the first gin to be distilled on the island. Despite Whitetail gin using botanicals from the Isle of Mull  it’s actually distilled in London, although they have plans to move operations to Mull.

Tobermory Hebridean Gin will be priced at £31 and available to buy from the distillery shop and leading retailers very soon.

All images from Tobermory Distillery.

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