Tobermory distillery is a Scotch whisky distillery founded as Ledaig distillery in 1798 by John Sinclair. The current buildings were constructed during that first period of occupation, and were licensed in 1823. It was acquired by John Hopkins & Co in 1890, and by Distillers Company in 1916 before closing in 1930 following a drop in the demand for whisky due to ten years of prohibition in the United States. The only distillery on Mull, it is currently owned by Burn Stewart Distillers, a subsidiary of Distell Group Limited of South Africa. Its main product, Tobermory single malt, is used in the blends Scottish Leader and Black Bottle.



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Steve Allen (2 months ago)
Shop staff extremely helpful and friendly.
Rachael Gray (2 months ago)
I have not visited the distillery but I tried to order a bottle of Whisky from their online shop. I though it would be best to go them directly rather than line Amazon's pockets - where, I might add, I found it cheaper. I decided to part with the £52 including delivery and was assured that it would be delivered in 3 to 4 days, after 11 days with no whisky and no follow up from the marketing people as to its whereabouts, I have claimed and received a refund. I ordered it as a gift for my dad and was bitterly disappointed with the lack of customer service. I went back and forth trying to find out when it would be delivered and had promises made to me that were not followed through. I try to support independent businesses but in this instance I wish I hadn't bothered.
Matthew Lawn (6 months ago)
I love this whisky but their online customer service is pretty terrible. Was trying to get a limited edition delivered to Canada which apparently they deliver to according to them but their website wasn't allowing me to change the delivery country. Emailed over a week ago with a back and forth conversation ensuing. Recieved zero information as to why they won't deliver to Canada right now or when this problem with their site will be fixed or even if they're working on it, despite asking 3 times. The only answer I got is there is a problem with the site, which is what I already knew! Now the bottle is sold out.... Great. Thanks guys.
Kirsty H (10 months ago)
Brilliant tasting gin and lovely staff! We visited over summer when the tours were not on but the staff were friendly and helpful taking time to talk us through the drinks. Definitely worth a visit!
Agnes Revel (10 months ago)
I have been a whiskey lover for over 20 years and visited many scottish distilleries however my warehouse tasting experience at Tobermory yesterday was a lifetime experience. Due to covid, you can book a tasting in their warehouse, which will be only for your group (was just me!), whiskey taken directly from the cask. Richard was extremely knowledgable and walked me through the distillery history and then the 3 different whiskeys. The Tobermory with Pedro Xmenez finish was superb. Amazing notes of confit dark fruits, Christmas cake, vanilla and toffee. Followed by a strongly peated Ladeig. Finishing on the exceptional reserve of double cask Tobermory Bordeaux (Chateau Lafite cask). All of the time having incredible insight on Tobermory whiskey, the distillery, the making. It is great to see a distillery still working the traditional way and i cannot thanks all the staff enough for this incredible life time experience. A must do for single malt lovers.
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The Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, was founded in 1337 by the monk Sergius of Radonezh. Sergius achieved great prestige as the spiritual adviser of Dmitri Donskoi, Great Prince of Moscow, who received his blessing to the battle of Kulikov of 1380. The monastery started as a little wooden church on Makovets Hill, and then developed and grew stronger through the ages.

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After the Upheaval of the 17th century a large-scale building programme was launched. At this time new buildings were erected in the north-western part of the monastery, including infirmaries topped with a tented church dedicated to Saints Zosima and Sawatiy of Solovki (1635-1637). Few such churches are still preserved, so this tented church with a unique tiled roof is an important contribution to the Lavra.

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