Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
46.3 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
P030811 L5 12:41 13095
Added on
19 May 2010 10:22 pm

Average value

€ 53.00

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659 × member ratings

1372 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tobermory 10-year-old

91 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.39 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 82 points Super Administrator

    Once known as 'cheapest of the cheap' among Scotch drinkers, the quality of this Cinderella malt has improved significantly over the past years. Hailing from the Isle of Mull, Tobermory 10 features a lovely marine quality. On the nose, you get light, crisp and floral notes with butterscotch, sour berries and anise sweetness lingering in the background. The taste is zesty, peppery dry and rather astringent in the development. Along with its medium-length, malty and chocolaty bitter finish, this Single Malt has a real personality that will not suit every palate.

    RATING: 3.4/5.0 stars ≙ 82 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE [-]
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. normand1972 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    I really liked Ledaig 10, it's time to compare it with a colleague on the distillery.

    Color: light gold

    Aroma: red wine, overripe plum and hint of peat, and more precisely on the smoke from a burnt pile of raw leaf. Very wet and sour oak stump, moist tobacco leaf, old leather briefcase. Herbs moist and juicy, a little marinade and cloves. Moss on the wet stones. The aroma is very humid, powerful and tight. Great!

    Taste: marinated mushrooms, raw oak, stone, tobacco and cigars, and extinguished the fire - a bouquet that is in the first sip, very colorful! Then appears the oak bitterness and sweetness of plum and vanilla. The oily and dense taste.

    Aftertaste: first tart from oak and blackthorn, then the land becomes sweeter, a little smoke and embers. Old leather and tobacco leaf. Wood later, and it, along with leather and tobacco long enough shimmer. Duration, greater than the average.

    Conclusion: A wonderful malt! Reading the reviews about it, I thought nothing special, but I really liked it, hooked. A sort of "Delmor 18 light." Magnificent and harmonious aroma, balanced taste nice rolling in the finish. I can say that 10 Tobermory quite on par with the 10 th Ledaig. It's just that each has its own merits. I just love pickles, tobacco and whisky skin, well pro peat topics I generally keep quiet. And then just by a few. Delicious very bottle was gone instantly, in fairness, Ledaig 10, also came to an end) It is a real, man, brutal whisky with character.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. Jolemann scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Apples and pears. Slightly salty
    • Taste
      Lots of malt and apples and pears
    • Finish
      Medium long, the saltiness can be felt again

  4. riegerjonas scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Citrus, strong bread, pear, vanilla, raisin, plum
    • Taste
      bread-like, spicy, peppery
    • Finish

  5. hafssol scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Not impressed at first taste, I've waited some days before going back to it, then discovered and appreciated its pale natural colour and its dry, zesty flavour.
    This Mull malt is something quite peculiar, different from the average island ones. Thumbs (and glasses) up!

  6. Malthead19 scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Color: light gold, green tea

    - a pleasant 10 year old whisky which is not too
    hide, the 46% are quite noticeable
    - more for advanced users than for beginners
    - a delicious drop with about 40 € but a bit
    too high
    • Nose
      Sweet malt notes, which are strongly transported by the 46% (you can smell the higher percent clearly), fresh apples, fruit mix from young fruits, nuts
    • Taste
      Soft start, slightly oily, pear, apple, light spiciness (develops more on the back of the palate), at the end a slight subtle bitterness
    • Finish
      soft, sweet, medium-long finish;
      medium-long spicy aftertaste

  7. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. Jonathan Kleß scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    From a mini (I suppose one of the last batches):

    Personally I am only missing a little bit of a citric kick, but it is balanced and very drinkable as is. Playing with water didn't end too well on my end.
    May have liked to stock up a bottle, but now it's gone. Boohoo.
    • Nose
      Medium, fresh and pretty rustic with hints of newmake. Big aromas of freshly malted barley and oats, youthful fruity notes of pear and apple, plus a good dose of honey. Dried ginger.
      In the background subtle but beautiful notes of green apple candy, and some complex herbal notes. Dried seaweed on the shore.
    • Taste
      Good arrival, surprisingly round and honeyed. The fruitness is a lot more mature, on cooked apples and ripe peach.
      Also rather loud notes of vanilla and caramel, but they work out. Again dried ginger, just a touch of seasalt.
      A hint of the gritty, porridgey side returns on the midpalate, but only adds a nice sense of balance and cohesion.
    • Finish
      Nice, dry, long and very much typical of a coastal malt now. Pronounced mineral notes, cashews/almonds, apple skins and a lick of salt/seaweed.
      The finish is really refreshing and makes you crave the next sip immediately.

  10. tw_xbein scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    delicious whisky easy to drink - best buy (12.11.2011)
    • Nose
      78 78
      slightly musty, earthy (peaty, smoky although it is not peated at all), rather dry on the nose
    • Taste
      82 82
      medium to quite strong body,
      full-bodied aromatic with light edges, lovely aromas of heather and straw
    • Finish
      80 80
      medium finish


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