Pronounced TOBER-mor-ay meaning Mary's Well

The only licensed distillery on the Hebridean Island of Mull, Tobermory is located in the picturesque island capital and is one of Scotland's oldest distilleries, being established by John Sinclair in 1798. It was originally named ledaig, the Gaelic for Safe Haven. The Plant has been silent for almost half of it's existence, at times the site served as a canteen for sailors and even as a power station.

Visiting  between October to Easter are by appointment only.

Distillery will be closed for two years from March 31, 2017 for renovation. The visitor centre remains open. (http://whiskyadvocate.com/2017/02/08/24176/)


Tobermory closed its doors on Friday 31st March 2017

Closed  •  31.03.2017

Distell is the new owner since 2013

New owner  •  2013  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig


Special Bottling: Ledaig 10 Years is released

Special bottling  •  2007  •  Posted by Slàinte Mhath

CL Financial is the new owner since 2002

New owner  •  2002  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig


Burn Stewart Distillers is the new owner since 1993

New owner  •  1993  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

Production is resumed

Just text  •  1993  •  Posted by Slàinte Mhath


Tobermory was mothballed in 1982

Mothballed  •  1982  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

The warehouses are changed to apartments. The still house is used for cheese storage.

Kirkleavington Property Company is the new owner since 1979

New owner  •  1979  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

Production started again

Just text  •  1979  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

The name is changed back to Tobermory

Just text  •  1979  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

Distillery details

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  • Founded
  • Closed
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    Burn Stewart Distillers Ltd
  • Spirit stills
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  • Capacity per year
    1000000 Liters
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Distillery location

Tobermory, Isle of Mull
PA75 6NR
Scotland Islands


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