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Tobermory Distillery

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Address: High Street, Tobermory PA75 , Scotland
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+44 1688 302647
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Great, accommodating and friendly informal tasting while distillery closed for tours

We were disappointed to learn that the distillery was closed for tours (late December), but the two woman tending to the shop invited us to return for either a formal or informal... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
BostonElsie
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Boston, MA
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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were disappointed to learn that the distillery was closed for tours (late December), but the two woman tending to the shop invited us to return for either a formal or informal tasting. We took advantage of it and enjoyed our time chatting and trying several single malts.

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my fiancé visited the distillery between Christmas and New Year and whilst the distillery tour was not available due to production we went on the whisky tasting session. The tasting was £10 per person to taste 5 of the malts which was very good value. Our host was very knowledgable and able to answer any questions. We both... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did not have time to do tour but tasted and bought a bottle of Ladaig. Lady put in in paper bag and when I got to ferry bag split and £42 of scotch was destroyed. Phoned them to see if there was anything they could do and was advised no and if I wanted another bottle they could sell me... More 

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Peter S, General Manager at Tobermory Distillery, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your TA review and our sincere apologies for your broken bottle and our lack of 'festive spirit' in dealing with the situation. Nothing worse than lost Ledaig whisky and we of all people should have recognised this! Our first question should have been "can we get you another bottle to Craignure before your ferry departs?"... More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We went to the distillery to try and find our some information about the the whisky and to see whether it was possible to do a tasting session. We would have been happy to pay for this. The distillery tour was not running as some repair work was being undertaken. The two ladies in the shop ignored us for 5-10... More 

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Peter S, General Manager at Tobermory Distillery, responded to this review

Hi Steven P, Thank you for your TA review and we are very sorry that your visit and welcome to our distillery was not what you or we would expect. It is very unusual for us, we really value the lengths our visitors go to, to reach us at Tobermory Distillery. Your experience could not be further from what we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

As our first distillery tour it was very interesting to see a whisky been made with traditional equipment. Our guide Michelle made our tour even better with her jokes and friendly attitude. Only bad thing, they had ran out of one of the two whiskies usually offered for tasting.

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Thank Aimilia K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Sharon, our tour guide could answer every question my very inquisitive husband threw at her. I enjoy a drop of whisky, and now understand so much more about the drink. Just 7 people produce the whisky! The tasting was fun...and we came away after a very pleasant hour with a bottle of Ledaig and some lovely glasses. The tour added... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I like a wee dram bout am not an expert. A quick tasting session, ad-hoc, in the shop taught me I like the light flavours but not the peaty ones. A bottle in my bag and away we went.

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

If you are going to Tobermory then a visit to the Distillery is one of the very few things you can do there. In general, Tobermory is not worth a visit unless you like a long strip of touristy shops. The Distillery is interesting though and something different to do. It is quite small and they do groups so you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Visited the Tobermory distillery on a long weekend break to Tobermory. Booked the tour in advance but as is was nearer the end of the summer season it was only myself and my husband on the tour. Our tour guide was an American lady, who was very knowledgeable about the distillery, whisky production and the area. All the staff in... More 

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Hexham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The tour of the distillery was a lot more interesting than those of the larger computerised distilleries. It is now owned by one of the large conglomerates but the style in which the whisky is made hasn't changed. The tour guide was very informative and able to answer all our questions. The real bonus was the tasting as the whisky... More 

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