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Tobermory 10-year-old

Overall rating
81.40/100
votes
684
Whiskybase ID
WB16332
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2010
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5029704217427
Added on
19 May 2010 10:22 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 43.68

32 × in wishlist

684 × member ratings

1441 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tobermory 10-year-old

94 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.40 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. YD84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Ok, this one surprised me. I went in with low expectations, and found it to be a beautiful, complex whisky. Orchard fruits, honey, pineapple, chocolate, ginger, salt, light spices. Slightly herbaceous. Very different from the 12 year old, and in my opionion slightly more complex without compromising on the deliciousness.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Dutchdram scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
      Starts fruity. Orchard fruits like apples and pears. Marzipan and vanilla next up. A nice hint of barley sugar. And there are also some floral notes like grass and cut flowers.
    • Taste
      80 80
      A sweet hint like vanilla to start with. Hints of macarons and grains complement each other very well! There is grass again and a hint of oak. Spicy too with a hint of white pepper and also a bit of smoke.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium-long and warm. There is some sugar and again a hint of grass and a herbacious tone.

  5. Thermidor scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Not expressly a bad malt, but somehow just uninspiring. Tobermory in the 2000s remains, to me, the redheaded stepchild of Ledaig.
    • Nose
      Hay and faint yeast. Faint farm notes (cows) too, and dried malts and citrus. It's all rather faint and unexpressive. Sure it has a little bit of character, but Deanston 12yo, which this reminds me a bit of, is better by far.
    • Taste
      A solid body on the tongue (46 % helps), oily and peppery. Simple and elemental. Flour-y, with a slightly gritty body. After the minuscule kiss of peat, there is not much else here except these yeasty, hay-ish notes. Uninspiring.
    • Finish
      Slightly soapy citrus and wet flour. Time reduces the soapiness, but doesn't add any flavors.

  6. 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

  7. riegerjonas scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    2020-12-06
    • Nose
      Citrus, strong bread, pear, vanilla, raisin, plum
    • Taste
      bread-like, spicy, peppery
    • Finish
      dark

  8. 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!

  9. Malthead19 scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    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

  10. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

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