Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml
Glass print label
Bottle code
5319 12:50 L16 P005316
Added on
23 Aug 2007 5:21 pm

Average value

€ 157.17

12 × in wishlist

149 × member ratings

433 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tobermory 10-year-old

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.36 points

  1. The_Osprey scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Tobermory 10yo (old bottling early 2000s? dumpy bottle), 40%, consumed May 2021. Dark golden colour. Aroma is gassy, some coal gas and light methane. An old sort of vibe like a cooker in the 1940s. Body is quite full considering the low ABV. Taste is very mild. Drinks as easy as water with subtle warming and rounded toffee notes and a good full body. A very relaxing dram to ease in to an evening. If you take a big swig, which is easy to do, there's a faint vegetal note carrying over from the gassy nose. On the whole though there's not much too negative to say about this restrained easy-going dram, but nor is it something I would come back to regularly. 3.3/79

  2. yorkieterror scored this whisky 65 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      69 69
      Very soft with sweet apple skins, porridge, honey and an artificial note similar to acrylic paint.
    • Taste
      63 63
      Yuck. Watery... but worse. Water that has sat stagnant in a bottle in the sun. Grainy with a little card.
    • Finish
      62 62
      The same stale water and card/grain which turns bitter.

  3. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    that is not for me
    it's thin and those weird gums or chemical notes scare me off
    • Nose
      thin at the beginning, an honest nose, pears, slightly oak, earthy, gum or chemical will be slightly better, malt
      later slightly musty
    • Taste
      soft on the palate
      Malt, nutty, light fruit, becomes bitter
    • Finish
      medium long
      tart notes

  4. markjedi1 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur


    In 2011 Burn Stewart – owners of Tobermory – decided to bottle their malts at 46.3%, making chill filtration superfluous. Today I got my hands on an older dumpy bottling at 40%.

    The nose is very sweet on baked apples and loads of Turkish Delight. Raisins and figs in oatmeal, sprinkled with brown sugar. Some vanilla and banana flambéed, a bit of honey and something floral, but hard to pin down. Some old beer takes away a bit of the sparkle of this otherwise pleasant and aromatic nose.

    The body is fine. The sweetness from the nose returns on the palate, but is now decorated with a salty edge and lots of citrus fruit. Think lemon and bitter oranges. Woodsmoke presents itself and gives the malt some depth.

    The finish is rather short on salt & pepper and sweet apples.

    Not a grand whisky, but nothing wrong with it either. And in all honesty better than today’s offering.

  5. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 60 points Connoisseur

    I do not like it. That's just not a good single malt.
    • Nose
      Also fruity, musty and dishwashing. However, the liveliness is missing in the background and the mustiness is quite clear.
    • Taste
      soft, but somehow bitter and also slightly grainy, like a blend, the musty notes are also very dominant here.
    • Finish
      quite bitter, somehow grainy, musty, putrid.

  6. Allandale scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Light to medium. Very smooth.
    • Nose
      Light with a touch of peat. Some sweetness present.
    • Taste
      Faint peat.Enjoyable interplay of malty, nutty dryness, and toffeeish, faintly minty sweetness. Slightly weak in the middle, but recovers well.
    • Finish
      Light, soft, becoming sweeter.

  7. Daan Tje scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. stefsel111 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  9. mer1973 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      75 75

  10. dram-drinker scored this whisky 84 points Moderator

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


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