Tobermory Distillery releases colouring book inspired by lockdown

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A limited edition adult colouring book featuring the home of Scottish gin and whiskey producers Tobermory Distillery has been released.

The Isle of Mull company’s latest product has been inspired by the coronavirus lockdowns across the world after seeing many people turning to artistic side to pass time.

Budding artists can add a new dimension to their tasting experience, expressing their own creativity and immersing themselves in the distillery’s home While enjoying their favourite tipple.

Containing ten hand-drawn illustrations, the booklet was created by artist, Lydia Bourhill, who was influenced by the dramatic scenery, multicolour harbour and the local artistic community.

Ms Bourhill has worked closely with the distillery before, by drawing colourful sketches of cocktails and perfect serves to mark Tobermory Gin’s launch last year.

As well as capturing views of Mull, the colouring book also transports artists into the island’s 220-year old distillery – with a drawing of its John Dore & Co copper pot gin and Tobermory Gin’s hand-selected botanicals.

Adult colouring-in books have surged in demand in recent months, with one publisher reporting sales of their core range up by 350% on the previous year.

A survey showed that 43% of Brits planning to keep enjoying their new hobbies and activities, after the coronavirus pandemic.

Amy Burns, global marketing manager at Tobermory Distillery said: “Our colourful home on the island of Mull is ample inspiration for those looking to keep up the enriching, artistic hobbies many have started in lockdown.

“It’s thanks to this nourishing artistic community and the island’s stunning natural beauty that Tobermory Distillery is expressive by nature, and this is reflected in the spirits we craft.

“Whether that is the rich palate of hand-picked botanicals which define our gin or the unique characteristics of our single malts, which come in the form of a heavily peated Ledaig or vibrant and un-peated Tobermory whisky.

“It is this expressive creativity which formed the inspiration for our colouring in books, designed to let you relax, unwind and unlock your artistic passions over a gin and tonic or dram of whisky.”

Tobermory Distillery’s colouring booklets can be purchased for £5 with a bottle of Tobermory Gin at www.tobermorydistillery.com.