|Country of Origin
|1798 - Present
|Burn Stewart Distillers
1795: Said to have been started by John Sinclair who took a lease on a piece of land beside the Ledaig Burn near the harbour of Tobermory of the British Fisheries Society. In its first year the distillery produced 292 proof gallons (1,327 litres) of whisky
1823-Oct-25: A feu charter dated 25 October 1823 covering the main area of land was granted by the British Society for Extending the Fisheries and improving the sea coasts of the kingdom in favour of John Sinclair Esq. of Lochaline in the parish of Morven
1827-30: Sinclair & McLachlan
1833-37: John Sinclair
1863: Distillery closed after the death of John Sinclair
1881: W. Campbell & Co.
1887: Mackill Brothers went bankrupt
1890-1916: Acquired by John Hopkins & Son & Co. which resumed production
1916: John Hopkins & Co. was taken over by the Distillers Company Ltd. (DCL), who continued to operate under the same name
1930-Jun: Distillery closed
1972: Revived as Ledaig Distillery (Tobermory) Ltd. by a consortium epresenting some Liverpool shippers and the Domecq sherry group from Spain. The distillery was extensively reconstructed and all stills became steamheated. The annual output became 800,000 proof gallons (over 3.6 million litres) which was too much in those difficult years
1975: In receivership
1978: Acquired by the Kirkleavington Property Co. of Cleckheaton, Yorkshire, who have assigned it to Tobermory Distillers Ltd.
1981: Distillery closed
1990: Distllery reopened
1993: Bought by Burn Stewart Distillers for £600,000 plus £200,000 for stock. Four stills
1999: Owned by Burn Stewart Distillers plc
2004: Owned by Burn Stewart Distillers plc
Can I tour Tobermory?
No, unfortunately Tobermory distillery is not open to the public for tours