The sherried malt is an eight-year progression of Tobermory's 15yo liquid and will join the other three whiskies in the distillery's core range
Tobermory 23yo Oloroso Cask Finish is described as being a 'deep rose-gold sherried single malt' with notes of 'vanilla, ripe oranges, toasted barley and fruitcake on the nose. With an obvious Sherry influence on the palate, salted toffee, candied citrus and floral honey are also evident, all tied together with a caramelised walnuts and subtle salty finish'.
'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,' said Julieann Fernandez, master blender at Tobermory Distillery.
'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 distillery, situated on the Hebridean Isle of Mull, has also collaborated with Mull Silver and Goldsmith to produce a sterling silver and gold quiach which will be auctioned alongside the new bottle, with funds going to Scottish hospitality charity The Ben to support their services in relation to Covid-19.
Tobermory 23yo will join the Tobermory 12yo, Ledaig 10yo and Ledaig 18yo in the distillery’s core range of malts.
46.3% abv, RRP £320/700ml, Tobermory Distillery, tobermorydistillery.com