A SPECIAL batch of Speyside Single Malt Whisky has been produced to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of the Tiree Music Festival (TMF), in collaboration with the Tiree Whisky Company.

Like the festival it’s named after, the dram has spent the last decade maturing, and with just around 380 bottles produced of the exclusive 43% whisky it’s sure to be a hotly anticipated release. It will be available to pre-order today ahead of its bottling at the 10th Tiree Music Festival next weekend.

Director of the Tiree Music Festival, Stewart MacLennan said: “It’s been 10 years since we dreamed up an island festival on Tiree and it’s amazing to see how its grown in the time since. 2019 is an important milestone for everyone involved in the festival so it seems only fitting to mark it with this special commission that captures the unique beauty and spirit of the island.

“We hope people can enjoy a dram while they sit in the sun listening to some great music and be transported back to Tiree.”

The festival has flourished since its beginnings of 600 attendees with more than 2000 people each year descending to celebrate good music – three times the population of Tiree.

Ian Smith, Director of Tiree Whisky Company Ltd, said: “Both Tiree Music Festival and Tiree Whisky Company wanted to celebrate TMF’s tenth anniversary with something special.

“A tasting panel consisting the TMF and Tiree Whisky Company directors, as well as some friends of the festival, sampled drams from seven different casks before a final decision was made on this particular whisky to mark the occasion. It’s the perfect tribute to a Tiree treasure.”

TMF1 Whisky is the second whisky bottling from Tiree Whisky Company and follows the successful first bottling of The Cairsnmuir, which was released at A’ Bhuain (Tiree’s Homecoming) back in 2016.

A limited number of bottles are available to pre-order from Saturday, 6 July from www.tireewhiskycompany.com and bottles will be on sale throughout the weekend, priced at £89.99. TMF10 takes place on between Friday 12th – Sunday 14th July.