Tobermory Harbour, Scotland

Tobermory Whisky

This morning, we caught the morning ferry from Oban to Craignure on Mull, off the West Coast of Scotland. Journey took about 40 minutes. Upon arrival we decided to adjust the tour in context of the heavy rainfall, which prevailed throughout most of the day.

First, we drove direct to Tobermory, a small town renowned for it’s colourful, harbourside houses.

 

Tobermory Harbour, Scotland

We joined the 12.00 noon tour of Tobermory Whisky Distillery, one of Scotland’s smaller whisky producers with an output of about of about 750, 000 litres p.a. Key products are the eponymous Tobermory single malt and the peated Ledaig single malt. We were able to view all key aspects of the malting mashing, fermentation, distillation and maturation processes. However, the distillery was undergoing maintenance and not producing during our tour.

 

 

Tobermory Distillery, Mull, Scotland

 

Next, we had a good lunch at a nearby craft centre and then undertook an anti-clockwise tour of the northern part of Mull which included Calgary Bay, seascapes, rugged coastline, sheep on the road and heather in bloom.

 

Luxury Residence, Calgary Bay, Mull

Calgary Bay, Mull

Calgary Bay, Mull, Scotland

Scottish Heather, Mull

Coastal Scene, Mull, Scotland

At end of the tour we caught the 5.00pm ferry back to Oban and returned to our hotel. Then dinner at the excellent Waterside Restaurant which is renowned for seafood.

Tomorrow we travel to Skye via Glencoe.

 

 

 

 

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