Tobermory 10-year-old

Overall rating
81.49/100
votes
727
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

€ 61.16

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Whisky reviews for Tobermory 10-year-old

91 users have left 98 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.49 points.

  1. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Purchased without great expectations, the Tobermnory 10 is a real "Under Dog". If you like freshness and herbal notes coupled with a restraint of the sweetness in the whisky, you will be pleasantly surprised!
    • Nose
      87 87
      Hay, green apple, floral notes, malty sweetness, beautiful mineral notes, heather honey, vine pear, vanilla
    • Taste
      87 87
      Heather, mint, herbs, pleasant sweetness, nice viscosity (oily)
    • Finish
      86 86
      Sparkling and fresh on the palate, mint, sweetness, herbs ... very pleasant with a medium long finish.

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  3. rich_93 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Tasted from a sample.

    Don’t see why they discontinued this - perhaps the style was ahead of its time? These days when a bottle of Kilkerran 12 is hard to come by, I suspect it would do very well indeed. Lots of stylistic similarities to the Glengyle bottling, with its transparent and austere style. Lovely mouth feel. From memory, the 12 that replaced this is a lot sweeter, darker and more widely acceptable, but I think this is better - need to try the 12 again though!
    • Nose
      88 88
      Young but well-matured. Pristinely transparent. Fresh, sweet and fruity. Clean malt and candied fruits, crisp green apple and banana. Honey, malty porridge, nice fluffy pastry notes. Coastal, with a salty edge. Sweet white florals and mango, fresh ginger. With water, more of the tropical fruits and a chalky minerality come out.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Light, but nice and honeyed, good oily mouthfeel. Very austere again with mostly clear fruity, salty and spicy impressions. Green apple, buttery pastries, soft banana and waxy gummybears. Ginger and black pepper.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium length, slight coating. Fruity, malty, salty. Green apples again, with banana and watermelon. Creamy barley and vanilla, dry spices. Yum.

  4. JoshNRW scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Successful, not boring entry-level whisky with a clean profile. Between 83 and 85 points. Almost 85 for me today.

    Today I'm trying a 5cl miniature with the bottle code 17326.
    If you don't know yet: Tobermory is the non-smoky variant of Ledaig or vice versa, Tobermory is also responsible for Ledaig and releases its smoky whisky under this name :-)

    This is a beautiful and simple whisky with no flaws, no rough edges or highlights. The 46.3 percent is very good for it and upgrades it compared to comparable standards in its age group, which are only bottled at 40 percent.
    • Nose
      86 86
      86.5
      The first nose in Glencairn presents a fresh, fruity and balanced profile with initially slightly maritime notes.
      However, these maritime notes gradually disappear after 15 minutes. But the overall profile is a bit wider and rounder. The fruity citrus notes become softer, rounder and more malty. Some oak wood.
      Unspectacular but surprisingly clean and a perfect everyday spring or fall dram.
    • Taste
      85 85
      An only slightly sweet start - here still minimally oily - but which quickly presents itself with clear but clean bitter notes. The aroma profile is more of a robust representative, but as I said, overall round.
      Water makes it sweeter and takes away most of its bitter flavors.
    • Finish
      84 84
      The finish is rather short, the mouthfeel is quite ok, but not oily, not creamy and, at 46.3 percent, also a bit harsh. A bit bitter at the back. But I wouldn't call that a bad mark, because whether you like chicory or not is a question of taste and not a question of quality.

  5. mono scored this whisky 74 points Expert Junior

    Salty-Sour, a stronger Jura

  6. zzqfyl scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Jolemann scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

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

  11. 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

  12. hafssol scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    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!

  13. 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

  14. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  15. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. Svarttt scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    I like it.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Grain, malt, pear, rather dignified.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Here he unfolds his character. Mineral notes, a subtle fruity sweetness, a light spiciness, very nice.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium length, spicy, slightly sweet

  19. DrunkDude scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Meaty combined with ripe fruits, plums 85
    • Taste
      84 84
      Sour fruits to honey, vanilla, spices, salty. 84
    • Finish
      83 83
      Plums and spices and lil coca 83

  20. lucero scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  21. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Herb-spicy character, a wild whisky. Reminiscent of the profile of Highland Park 12 and the distillery character of Aberfeldy. All in all, however, much spicier than the two candidates mentioned. Neat board.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Fresh, sour fruits, heather, light honey sweetness, herbs
    • Taste
      82 82
      Spicy, citrus, woody, dry, mineral, tart, distinct herbal notes
    • Finish
      83 83
      strong spices, very dry, slightly bitter

  22. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 68 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      65 65
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      70 70

  23. IIIZIII scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    2018.08.07
    • Nose
      Bourbony, sour/sweet smell, very light, subtle, sweet vanilla. Light fruity, floral, unriped pear, apple, banana, creamy, vanilla, milky, custard. Slightly peaty, light campfire type of smoke
    • Taste
      A little sharp arrival, nutty, oaky finish. Creamy, subtle peatiness with time and water

  24. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very neat malt. Delicious light-fruited maritime, I liked the palate even better than in the nose. More interesting than the new 12er, rougher, does not look so soft washed.
    • Nose
      Caramel sweetness, then bright fruits, green apple, grape, a little sour the whole thing. Slightly herbaceous towards a tea bag and a certain "saltiness".
    • Taste
      Here, too, bright fruits, herbs and a malt note are added.
      When swallowing what would probably be interpreted as "maritime".
    • Finish
      slightly tart but very pleasant finish, which stays longer than expected.

  25. 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

  26. Bam scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Real Strangers part, exciting, and quite complex, but for my taste too mineral.
    • Nose
      That's what I call a maritime nose, mineral, salty sea air, iodine, natural yoghurt and some smoke. Then comes a note that is close to Obstler, with apple, pear, plum and cherry. Everything is underlaid with a nice vanilla note and fresh garden herbs.
    • Taste
      Easy onset, silky mouthfeel. The mineral, slightly smoky note is back, but without the salty. I have an association of pebbles. Then come back the apples and pears with vanilla.
    • Finish
      Medium. Still very mineral. Slightly peppery oak, and the Obstler note.

  27. Whiskychap scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    A very fine nose on the Tobermory 10, but a little rough on the palate. Will ckeck out some older bottlings to see if age softens the dram.
    • Nose
      I get some sherry notes on the first wiff than vanilla and a wee hint of peat. some exotic fruit, ripe pineapple? Cooling menthol. a powerful yet young and somewhat raw nose, but never sharp or unpleasant. I like it!
    • Taste
      A lot of stuff is going on here, it`s a bit all over the place. A little raw, but sweet, powerful, a wee bit of peat, fruity. It really does not settle down this one.
    • Finish
      Medium to short finish

      N:24
      P:20
      F:19

  28. Valérie scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  29. schengel10 scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    A powerful, stubborn island malt; very interesting!
    [Color] straw;
    • Nose
      Citrus fruits (lemon), fresh apple compote, sweet, malty;
    • Taste
      soft onset, then strong seasoning (ginger, pepper, anise); sweet and juicy, lemons, apples, salty, slightly dry;
    • Finish
      medium length finish; long spicy salty echoes;

  30. Romansen scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  31. whiskyd scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      75 75

  32. mark-achterhoek scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  33. SilentBeing scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    A very good whisky. Not as complex as the nose suggests, but still quite unique and very satisfying, unless you don’t like the taste of anise.
    • Nose
      Very distinct and complex nose. Has a yeasty base note reminiscent of rice wine which takes a little getting used to. Notes of barley sugar, vanilla, freshly cut grass, wintergreen and nutmeg. Hints of ginger and anise.
    • Taste
      A gentle, slightly sour arrival with acacia honey, lemon juice and cucumber with a hint of cranberries. Gradually builds an intense note of black pepper, sea salt and anise.
    • Finish
      The black pepper and anise fades fairly quickly, leaving behind a gentle lingering note of cucumber.

  34. Wiz scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  35. Achany scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    some salt, maritime, fine ABV, grassy, malty, spices and herbs, fine oak, fine vanilla influence, sweet at the end. well balanced. so much better than older Tobermorys I had in the late 90s. Compared it directly to the Ledaig 10 and allthough there is no peat in this one still very fine dram!
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  36. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  37. Daan Tje scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  38. Allandale scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A coastal or Islander. Nice
    • Nose
      Rich Island character with hints of grass, malt,gingerbread,cooked fruit,syrup and finally police oak. 
    • Taste
      Smooth,velvet with fruity tangs and spiced gingerbread and aniseed   for a medium sweetness treasure.
    • Finish
      Again ginger and spice oak. Combined  with bitter/dark chocolate, almond that gently fades with a tall of sweet salty seas. Long to medium long aftertaste.

  39. Fortuna1895 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A nice little island whisky. Water makes it more acidic / juicy; somehow teenager. But that has a certain charm ...
    • Nose
      ... and again made the beginners mistake ... the nose sunk deep into the glass & strong / sturdy air brought. No wonder the brain signals "stinging". However, it should be noted that the Tobermory has 6% more on the chest than many a colleague and in view of this, it does not seem completely outlandish that the alcohol is somehow reflected in the nose. If you breathe deeply again, you will see "green" notes of malt, a very slight idea of ​​sea air (or if I want to smell the coast, the distillery lies directly on the sea), indefinable notes of wood, vanilla and a hint of Salt. If you give it time, lush, full malt notes seem to prevail. A few drops of water seem to intensify the malty scent. Small crumbs of peat and old chocolate roll over oak staves.
    • Taste
      Also here at the beginning somehow "green". Then develop glockige malting tones, a few very salty sounds and a touch of oak. Water flushes away the "green impression"; the whisky is getting saltier, fuller and juicier. On a floor of oak and malt, lemony notes and hints of apple appear.
    • Finish
      Pretty long finish with vanilla cream and white finely ground pepper. The tongue is sustained and dense on addition of water. Small punctured sour notes of green apples & a few splashes of lemon juice.

  40. Whisky-boy did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      88 88

  41. wbarchive_465063 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      88 88

  42. HunterRomario scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I drank Tobermory only twice, for the first time Nethar's 15 yo on the Xth BR tasting in HK. It had the same strength as the 10 yo I had halfway through the pre-Christmas swap with Cyrus. Yeah, well, he's got something to do with it.
    • Nose
      A special mix of malt, citrus, spice, ground nuts, woody woods, maybe I can feel the wood, a slight gust of dullness, as if it is smoky or cruel, but not to the extent of the Ardbegs, this ingredient is gentle. I also find sea salinity. You do not have to smell out of glencairn, it is quite distinctive. (85 b)
    • Taste
      Malt, with lemon peel, citrus, I'm full of fun. Gradually it turns into oak, creamy woody. The light bitterness comes and goes back into the creamy chocolate finish. (84 b)

  43. maltdude scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    A very different and interesting malt. I liked it.
    • Nose
      Bright fruits, light oak spiciness, iodine, seaweed, maritime air, citrus fruits, lemon zest or lemongrass. All together supported on a light hint of vanilla in the background. After the first sip it becomes sweeter and the vanilla becomes more noticeable, while the maritime aromas and the bright fruits fade a little to the background.
    • Taste
      Sweet and creamy at first. Vanilla and spiciness, white pepper, juicy orange.
    • Finish
      Medium finish with spiciness from the oak, no bitterness at all. Becomes a little dry.

  44. Andytka3 scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    Nose:-
    Pineapple and mineral note, cedar wood and cardboard. Breeze of sea
    spray. Dash of water to waken the sweetness of bell pepper.

    Palate:- Hint of iodine on generally a herb dram. Freshness of raw vegetables, toasted sweet bread. Finish:- Long , warming. Sweet with root spices sticking on the tongue.
    Lightly spicy. Slight flaw on traces of young spirit, but bearable.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  45. dRambo scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      82 82

  46. 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

  47. praisethepasta scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    A bit of a puzzler, this one. On the nose, it's sweet at first, with some almond, nuts, raisins, malt, sirup, and salty touches. If you add some water, you get sweet red fruit, gingerbread, but it also loses some consistency and becomes a bit watery.
    Taste: initially it comes in sharp with a bit acidity, than leather, oil and sweet tastes join the palate. If you add some water, you notice oak, with notes of salt and bitter. After about 15 to 20 minutes it settles down a bit and opens up nicely, releasing some sweeter notes, with soft oak and grasses.
    The finish is medium long, with hints of oak, leather, velvet, sirup and salt.

    Conclusion: it's definitely a maritime scotch, and it barks a bit at the same tree as Clynelish 14 yo, but it lacks the balance and a bit of the complexity of the latter. You usually get one taste dominating the others, whereas the Clynelish releases its taste palate far better. I feel 10 years of maturation is perhaps a bit young for this scotch to reach its full potential. On the plus side: the bitter and salty elements of this scotch go really well with some dark chocolate, which makes it a fine companion for a late afternoon rainy November Sunday.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      81 81

  48. vojt466 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    But yeah, interesting and good
    • Nose
      Grass, citrus, some herbs - mint, gingerbread, vanilla, malt
    • Taste
      Taste so sweet and smooth, seaweed, salt, oranges, vanilla, bitter chocolate, some cinnamon
    • Finish
      In the reverberation of gingerbread sweet, vanilla, at the end of latte machiato, bitter chocolate and spiciness - it passes quite long in the mouth

  49. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A good beginner, but somehow I think he is out of shape, a little bit rass. Nevertheless, he remains interesting and shows his island origin.
    • Nose
      Pungent at first, vanilla and light sea breeze, salty nuts, citrus fruits, tangerines, lemon zest, tart honey, it looks youthful without being, green apple, herbs, grass, malt, white wine cream
    • Taste
      quite mild, sweetish creamy, pleasant, oak, vanilla, salty, apples, alcohol
    • Finish
      Apples, vanilla, oak spiciness but little bitterness, malt, salty, discreet smoke, a little meaningless, rather short

  50. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Wow! This is a really good beginner in the range of Tobermory. For 10 years, he has already noticed some flavors. Slight deductions are only for the much too short departure.
    • Nose
      first neat spicy with a dash of bitter oak; then a pleasant sweetness comes along; Vanilla and bright fruits; Forest honey; a few bitter herbs are also there; the alcohol is very well integrated, only a few slight menthol notes are felt; The spice remains the dominant flavor even after a long time in the glass
    • Taste
      slightly creamy; again spicy and sweet; slightly bitter oak; Hazelnuts, vanilla and light apples; a slight tingle of alcohol is there
    • Finish
      short; again pleasantly spicy; Pepper, vanilla and cereals; with a little chocolate, the spice stays on the palate for a longer time;

  51. Waykid scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    A quite unique character with the oily grassiness in the direction of some Blair Athols.
    • Nose
      Some pear and honeydew, a nice apply waft, strong oily grassiness. Earthy tones, lemon. A bit tender and the booze comes to the fore from thereunder. Some cider, rather round sweetness, no bitter tones.
    • Taste
      Salty and full, blackcurrant, chicory and celery. Grassy and greasy tones, a faint toffee-oak. Very stingy and a bit thin.
    • Finish
      Grassy oak, middle-long.

  52. Albaron scored this whisky 73 points Specialist

    He has flavors that I do not like. In addition, he is 'hot', to the bitter undertones, but rather unpleasant. Reminds me of something Glenrothes, but that would be the best Glenrothes I had

    As part of a blind tasting tasted
    • Nose
      some alcohol, solvents, oily, some sulfur, sugar cane, slightly 'green', some fresh mint
    • Taste
      Vanilla, fructose, some alcohol, malt, spices, a bit bitter, looks hot
    • Finish
      Malt, a bit bitter and the spice puff remains

  53. Whiskyflasken scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  54. pianoman scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Light and fresh. Pear, a little vanilla.
    • Taste
      Light. Light fruits, malt, some pepper and nuts. Rather short.

  55. spigray scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  56. spigray scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    n: rather spirity but also quite malty. roasted nuts, toffee, baked apple
        and a small thread of smoke. a slide metallic touch which makes it smell a bit
        young. needs a bit of time to develop. gets quite pleasant then.
    t:  robust arrival, very malty with lots of roasted nuts, a little honey too. french
        nougat. pastries. not complex at all but very pleasing on the palate.
    f:  medium to long, malty and warm
    comments: it´s better than I remembered it. especially the palate is nice
    86/100 (had it at 82)

  57. rottendon scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I like it very much. Is quite complex, good in balance and offers in addition to the ease and tension. I can imagine that I often have it in my glass.
    • Nose
      Honey and alcohol. Later, the alcohol goes back to a bearable level, the honey too, for which develops a somewhat artificial pear flavor. After a while, I suspect smoke, aromas of tar and burned coal stove lighters ("dry spirit") point to it. When heated, the smoke is confirmed as a bacon note, everything is well integrated.
    • Taste
      Significantly warm, strong onset, honey sweetness with some cocoa in the background, to the back mocha and dark, sticky sweets. Late comes eucalyptus. The mouthfeel is very pleasant.
    • Finish
      Sweetness and oak have disappeared rather quickly, but now a nice, slightly salty smoky flavor develops. The finish is also quite long.

  58. Glenladdie scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      81 81

  59. MadScientist scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    blind tasting
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      84 84

  60. Gloin scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    A very tasty and pleasing whisky, really good to drink and delicious. However, the whisky lacks any refinement.

    blind tasting
    • Nose
      Gooseberries, white grapes, vanilla, gentle and slightly sweet, white wine cream, little spiciness, but very complacent
    • Taste
      Gentle onset and soft body, sweet and mild, delicate vanilla and white grape juice, Federweisser, a hint of lemon, very light oak
    • Finish
      a gentle tingle on the tongue, light oak, hardly bitterness, rather short

  61. mer1973 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      74 74

  62. domani scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    A difficult to classify Single Malt with rough edges. In direct comparison with the Ledaig he looks like a bittersweet. Stubborn but interesting; does not mean that he is so much worse. He is just different, just an outsider - 19.02.2016
    • Nose
      Very light smoke, malt sweetness, herbs, dry grain, hay, grassy, ​​citrus, orange, menthol, salty-maritime, the smoke evaporates very quickly
    • Taste
      Sweet, citrus, herbs, ginger, peppery, salty-maritime, the slightly phenolic smoke is very discreet but noticeable, mint and bitterness come through
    • Finish
      medium

  63. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Tasted at a local whiskyshop tasting 

    Nose: hay, a hint of woodsmoke. Vanilla, green fruit, some citrus. 

    Taste: watery mouthfeel, but still some sharp peppers. Fruity and sugary. 

    Finish: sharp, oak and pepper. 

  64. Kostya scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: (neat) very savory and vegetal, boiled corn,
    boiled carrots, mild peat

         (water) nose is much fresher and
    ‘cooler’ with water, eucalyptus, mint, savory again, slight sherryness, red grape
    skinsTaste: (neat) mild peat, creamy
    vanilla, bitter herbs, wormwood, old mint, flavors aren’t fresh more like ‘boiled’

         (water)  sour wood, raisins, unsweetened chocolate
    syrup, very savory,  variety of dry herbsFinish: long, dry herbs, mint
    Comments: (a sample) a very unusual flavor
    profile, but properly aged scotch. Herbs dominates in this malt.

  65. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    An unconventional dram
    • Nose
      Rich island character with stimulating notes of grass, malt, gingerbread, stewed fruit syrup, sherry and fine polished oak.
    • Taste
      Smooth, velvety and fruity aromas with notes of spice cake, anise, sherry, light salty, a pleasant medium sweetness.
    • Finish
      Medium long finish with notes of ginger and spicy oak, sherry, combined with bitter chocolate and almond, at the end light salty tones of the sea.

  66. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: floral, malt, fruity, ginger, slightly smoky and maritime in the background
    Taste: malt, sweet, fruity, spicy, peppery, slightly smoky and maritime in the background
    Finish: long, spicy, oak, dry, some smoke

  67. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Well balanced
    • Nose
      Typical island whisky. Malty, grassy, seawrack, oak
    • Taste
      Soft and sweet, fruity, tangy
    • Finish
      Ginger, wood (oak), dark chocolate, salt

  68. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      81 81

  69. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    I like this island whisky!

  70. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  71. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Very young and immature. Floral notes with apple juice, iodine and some mustard. Getting used to - but the longer I smelled it, the better he liked me.
    • Taste
      Riper than the nose. A good portion of spices, iodine and fruit salad.
    • Finish
      Medium long finish and slowly drying.

  72. filleadh mhòr scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    I like it for it's rather dry and honest style 81/82
    • Nose
      a little smoke, brine, some lemon zest, grain, a little williams pear, old apples, lime, a bit grassy
    • Taste
      it starts rather sour, then the sweet grain sugar develops, bananas? even a little bit kiwifruit? and wood spices
    • Finish
      rather short, mainly on the barley

  73. J.K.Ch scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Intersting whisky, complex with good price.
    • Nose
      Litle bit aggressive spirit. Hint of mint in smell of flowers and overriped peaches.
    • Taste
      Fruit but no peaches as i expect. There are some apples and notes of exotic fruits. Maybe hint of peat.  
    • Finish
      As in nose there is also hint of mint and spice.

  74. emptycask scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    Nice nose with apple, grain and a tropical fruitiness.

    The mouthfeel is silken soft and comes with a big arrival with caramel, ginger and more fruit notes gently on the back ground.

    There is a small pepper in the development along with more ginger coming to the surface.

    Finish is OK, with some tannins and slight peppery note.

    An interestingly nice, not very ordinary Fellow. I think I will find my way to another bottle.
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      75 75

  75. bull10298 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Tobermory and its heavily-peated Isle of Mull stable mate, Ledaig, have recently
    been re-packaged and offered at 46.3%abv in non-chill-filtered format. Fresh and
    nutty on the nose, with citrus fruit and brittle toffee. A whiff of peat.
    Medium-bodied, nicely textured, quite dry on the palate with delicate peat, malt
    and nuts. The finish is medium to long, with a hint of mint and a slight citric
    tang.

    http://www.whisky-pages.com/notes/distillery.php?id=tober

     

  76. markjedi1 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    The nose was not
    really convincing, but on the palate this is quite nice. Very affordable,
    around 30 EUR. Thanks, Pat!
    • Nose
      While I get some
      apples on the nose, it is dominated by coastal elements. Think seaweeds, salt,
      but also wet hay and some oatmeal. A touch of vanilla and something floral as
      well. It is a bit dirty, if you know what I mean.
    • Taste
      I get a lot more
      fruit on the palate. Apples, oranges, but also a slice of pineapple. Hint of
      banana. That is countered nicely by the salty notes. Some woodsmoke. This is
      better than expected.
    • Finish
      The finish is fairly
      short on apples, sweet malt and a whiff of salt and pepper.

  77. irrerelevant scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    on the nose: Tobermory typical note of bitter, slightly sourish grain, spicy rye, "fat", relatively heavy, pleasant mild buttery nose, nice ex-bourbon notes, less citrus, vanilla and sweetness, more of oak, bitter almond , Onions, oregano, slightly maritime / salty, relatively dry
    In the mouth: again the spicy grain, strong caraway-fennel anise tea, with some caramel, then comes oak, again here very pleasant oiliness, fat also fits here, a little salty and tingling, despite the 10 years of low alcohol
    on the finish: long with oak, anise and some salt
    I'm not sure how good I think, very different

  78. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  79. Shane_IL scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This was a great dram, a nice complex whisky full of island notes. 
    • Nose
      Floral, Salt, Overripe fruit, Fennel, Slightly medicinal, not Islay, some aggressive young spirit. Cut grass. Hints of peat and smoke. Oak
    • Taste
      Peat, light, not Islay. Overripe Banana. Malt. Lemon Zest. Sea salt. Mango Achar. Dark fruit. Some oakiness coming through, but oak soaked in black cherry jam.
    • Finish
      Long, slight smoke, Beefy Bovril-like. More Dark fruits. 

  80. Matt80 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Wow! A fantastic 10 year old. I had heard a lot of negative comments about Tobermory but I genuinely loved this.
    • Nose
      Strong gingerbread, cooked fruits, vanilla, light floral notes.
    • Taste
      Gingerbread dominates, fruity sweetness combined with spice.
    • Finish
      Long spicy finish. A hint of sea salt emerges.

  81. Hvdree scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  82. Georges scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      77 77

  83. Georges scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Smoke, muesli, fruity
    • Taste
      Sweet, smoky, sherry, apple, oranges
    • Finish
      Soft, sweet and dry

  84. Wolv scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  85. Taita scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Nice dram that smells/tastes as green as its bottle without being a youngster
    • Nose
      Pears, apples, some greenhouse fragrants, but also some solvent like smells on a peaty background
    • Taste
      Sweet, pears, apples, greenhouse, oily, some herbs, mild peppers on a peaty background
    • Finish
      sweet, mild peppery, with some peat smoke

  86. ralfh scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    A great 10 year old !!
    • Nose
      fine pear aroma, with light vanilla dry, not sweet Alcohol well integrated Hay flower with a hint of pepper
    • Taste
      delicate entry,, barely noticeable alcohol Seasoning and pepper develop very pleasant in the mouth a touch of vanilla and lemon
    • Finish
      Medium long finish, warming and flattering the memory is fresh and invigorating

  87. Angelos scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    One of the best 10 year-old distillery bottlingis I had so far!
    • Nose
      Briny with vanilla and some notes of vinegar/balsamico, white wine notes, clear citrus, some fresh notes (peppermint) With water: more vanilla and more sour notes (Granny Smith Apples)
    • Taste
      Briny again with lemon oil, vanilla,peppermint and grappa character
    • Finish
      Medium and pleasant with some citrus.

  88. zinaf scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    SGP: 374
    • Nose
      Brine, salt; a tad of malt. Dark chocolate.

      Water - much freshness opens up. Fresh white fruits. Roasted nuts.
    • Taste
      Extremely smooth - silky. Salt; crispy; lemon zest; 

      Water - a lot of salt.
    • Finish
      Very short - forgettable. 

  89. bakerman scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    good taste, but a slightly simple nose and a short finish makes its peaty brother far more intersting
    • Nose
      pears, seaweed, nutty (Krokant), simple
    • Taste
      sweet, honey, moss pastille, oily
    • Finish
      short

  90. drkrylov scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      70 70

  91. drkrylov scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Light but definite touch of peat. Some sweetness. 
    • Taste
      Faint peat. Enjoyable interplay of malty, nutty dryness, and toffeeish, faintly minty sweetness. Slightly weak. 
    • Finish
      Light, soft, becoming sweeter. 

  92. St. Pauli scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    This whisky is young, but the nose is already quite complex. The palate is still able to keep this promise, but the finish is rather one sided, rather dry and bitter. Too bad, but still a very decent dram.
    • Nose
      Young barley, dark sugar, vanilla, cut grass, and some peat from the water.
    • Taste
      Medium bodied, quite clean, barley, floral (herbs, grass), some acidity (lemons).
    • Finish
      Medium long, drying and somewhat bitter (ginger, lemon peel), and a little peat.

  93. granella2003 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Bright and fresh aromas with pleasant notes of malt, sugar and roasted grain supplemented by wintry spices and soft oak- Relatively fresh palette with delicious notes of acacia honey and soft oak followed by slight smoke and pepper with hints of dried fruit and cinnamon. Long and spicy finish with notes of pepper. drankgigant 12.12.2012

  94. granella2003 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fresh and nutty an the nose, with citrus fruits and brittle toffee and more than a whiff of peat.
    • Taste
      Medium-bodied, nicely textured, and quite dry on the palate, with delicate peat, malt and nuts.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, with a hint of mint and a slight citrusy tang.

  95. m884 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Vanilla, pears, honey, grains, slightly mineral, a bit earthy and rough

    Mouth: Some light peat and a hint of smoke, fairly rich, some honey

    Finish: Honey, quite long and warm, a bit peat again, a tad oak and spices

    Comments: This is very solid and robust. Surprisingly rich. A good whisky for a fair price, recommended.

  96. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Nose is rather bland and lacking complexity although there are some nice fruity tones lingering in the background. Quite harsh on the palate, even with water, and a short-medium finish. Perfectly drinkable but nothing special or distinctive. 
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      75 75

  97. alectron scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Single dram note: Biting spirit, earth, leather, sherry/chocolate, mineral, bog/bark

  98. Collector57 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    When I first opened this it was very farmyardy. Over the first half a bottle it improved immeasurably and these notes are based on the end of the bottle.

    This wasn't great at first but after a while it's become very acceptable. I always quite liked the old Tobermory 10 (apologies to the many who didn't) but this is a significant improvement. Very acceptable
    • Nose
      Farmyard almost completely gone. Now I have fruit - loads of fruit - and quite some malt. There's also something that reminds me of Clynelish, though I can't put my finger on what it is. Good though.
      The farmyard is still there but it's faint and perfectly acceptable.
    • Taste
      Fruit. There's malt as well and some oily flavours. Traces of nuts? I think so, but faint
    • Finish

      Touch of bitterness at first, soon gone. Spicy and still fruity.

  99. MARS scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose: There is a slight smell of somewhat decomposed organic waste.

    (like when you peel an apple and you leave the peels overnight in open

    air) mixed with used motor oil, iodine and algae. It is a bit of walnut,

    a touch of lemon and aspirin as well as porridge and baked pear.

    Mixed with of all this, I also have a strong smell of chalk.

    Everything is very strange but well balanced and not as unpleasant as my words do suggest.

    Taste: Very lemony. Sweet / acid with some spices (cinnamon, sage, thyme). Chalk still survives everything.

    Smoky, somewhat lemony finish. Next comes several spices and a

    slight astringency always mixed with lemon. After a moment some motor

    oil and iodine appear mixed with a highly aromatic vanilla.

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