Tobermory Hebridean Gin

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Tobermory Hebridean Gin is distilled at Tobermory Distillery on the Isle of Hull and is best known for their single malt Scotch (since 1798). Their gin, launched in 2019, is heavily influenced by both the landscape (heather, and elderflower) ans the region’s rich Whisky history. In fact their gin features a splash of spirit from the Whisky stills, added as if another botanical.

Tasting notes

Aroma: Delicate hint of barley and grain spirit surround some mild juniper and gentle zesty orange.

Flavor: Surprisingly herbal on the palate. Hint of barley up front with aromatic hazy hints of heather, clover and a touch of woodruff. Juniper, with some piney and herbaceous facets shines mid-palate. The whole thing cascades into an herbal, powdery note of elderflower towards the end. All the while, the faint spectre of barley hovers at a whisper in the entire background.

Finish: Lightly warm with honeyed elderflower in the back of the throat.

Cocktails and suggested serves

Despite the hint of grain spirit in Tobermory Hebridean Gin, it mixes as an herbal gin. Try pairing it with lemonade or a dry tonic water. Mixed, it’s far more successful in drinks like a Tom Collins than it is a Negroni. The bright citrus is a perfect harmony with the elderflower and heather which are the predominant non-juniper botanicals.

Overall, Tobermory Hebridean Gin

An intriguing locally inspired gin, Tobermory Hebridean Gin may attract attention as the product of a Whisky distillery that uses a piece from their whisky program. However, it’s botanically driven. While the whisky notes aren’t a complete afterthought, they’re not the dominant character profile.

Fans of contemporary style gins with an herbal flare and a good story will find a lot to like about Tobermory Hebridean Gin.


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