- 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
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149 × member ratings
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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
- 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
Very soft with sweet apple skins, porridge, honey and an artificial note similar to acrylic paint.
Yuck. Watery... but worse. Water that has sat stagnant in a bottle in the sun. Grainy with a little card.
The same stale water and card/grain which turns bitter.
that is not for me
it's thin and those weird gums or chemical notes scare me off
thin at the beginning, an honest nose, pears, slightly oak, earthy, gum or chemical will be slightly better, malt
later slightly musty
soft on the palate
Malt, nutty, light fruit, becomes bitter
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.
- I do not like it. That's just not a good single malt.
Also fruity, musty and dishwashing. However, the liveliness is missing in the background and the mustiness is quite clear.
soft, but somehow bitter and also slightly grainy, like a blend, the musty notes are also very dominant here.
quite bitter, somehow grainy, musty, putrid.
- Light to medium. Very smooth.
Light with a touch of peat. Some sweetness present.
Faint peat.Enjoyable interplay of malty, nutty dryness, and toffeeish, faintly minty sweetness. Slightly weak in the middle, but recovers well.
Light, soft, becoming sweeter.