Tobermory 10-year-old

Overall rating
77.58/100
votes
161
Whiskybase ID
WB353
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2002
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Label
Glass print label
Bottle code
5319 12:50 L16 P005316
Barcode
5013261140595
Added on
23 aug 2007 5:21 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 138.14

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Whisky reviews for Tobermory 10-year-old

22 users have left 25 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 77.58 points.

  1. tribe scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The bottle has been open for a few months now and is half full, not opened since.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Very fruity... strawberry jam, vanilla, malt, some pepper and hey is that a little cambert cheese?
      the smell is really delicious. with time orange apricots and wood
    • Taste
      86 86
      Wood, malt and some cheese, not quite as fruity as the smell, but also with darker berries and pepper. delicious starter
    • Finish
      79 79
      Ok, it was clear, but of course he loses something here due to the low alcohol. Relatively short but ok. sweet malt and wood remains

  2. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      72 72

  3. Robert_van_Hattem scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    delicious soft taste

  4. 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

  5. TheWhiskySloth 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.

  6. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    nöööööööö
    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

  7. markjedi1 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Oatmeal

    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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Daan Tje scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  11. stefsel111 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  12. mer1973 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

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

  13. dram-drinker scored this whisky 84 points Photo Moderator

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

  14. dram-drinker scored this whisky 84 points Photo Moderator

    This whisky might not meet the high standards and expectations nowadays but I like this because it is so easy drinkable and maritime. It actually reminds me on the old Bunnahabhains 12yo.
    • Nose
      Salty Sea breeze, sea weed, harbor water
    • Taste
      Maritime, salty, nutty, oily, still a bit punchy
    • Finish
      Medium long, pretty light, a tad bitterness in the end

  15. karloff scored this whisky 52 points Specialist

    • Nose
      53 53
    • Taste
      54 54
    • Finish
      48 48

  16. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 44 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      46 46
    • Taste
      44 44
    • Finish
      43 43

  17. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 44 points Expert Senior

    nothing for me …

    To taste it (with FineSpirits_butler1) was a penalty in the 'Wooti-ball' game ...
    • Nose
      Dusty old dress, sharpness (maybe some spiciness), Gym floor bottom (like old raw durex), a mixture of a hint of quince and disgusting russian liquorice
    • Taste
      some fiery fruits (?), same as in the nose, maybe some sweetness between the sharpness.
    • Finish
      alcohol (cheap) - like bad booze ...

  18. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 71 points Expert Senior

    Very alcoholic and sharp.
    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      70 70

  19. Achany scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      75 75

  20. The Macallan scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Nice standard edition from this 'sole' distillery on the Isle of Mull.
    • Nose
      Pure: smoke with a gentle seabreeze, slightly sweet with some vanillins and floral (reduced: Estery, fruity, some floral notes, a whiff of smoke and a whiff of coastal influences)
    • Taste
      Pure: mild, chocolate and some sweet spices (reduced: light, buttery, sweet with vanilla)
    • Finish
      Pure: woodspices, drying and peppery (reduced: soft with a light spicy lingering sweetness)

  21. Willie JJ scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Such a distinctive whisky. New bottlings of Tobermory are much improved, but this was a classic nonetheless.
    • Nose
      Kiwi fruit, boiled cabbage, swede and socks. Urinal disinfectant blocks. Then lemon barley sugar notes and lots of other sweet things that battle through the feints.  
    • Taste
      The sweet attack quickly thins out to be replaced by a sugary ashiness.
    • Finish
      A little salty, metallic and short.

  22. Feusi scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    An impetuous starter with surprising complexity. To drink hard and rough, but not without charm.

  23. tomy63 scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      peat
    • Taste
      peat and less present than nose, dryness maltee, toffee, mint
    • Finish
      light, becomes softer

  24. karloff scored this whisky 52 points Specialist

    A very bland malt indeed, not get that one again
    • Nose
      Sweet with a faint bit of peat
    • Taste
      Slight peat with sea salt and toffee
    • Finish
      A bit drab

  25. nijholtm scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    It's a fine whisky for the price.
    • Nose
      Typical Island sense on the nose & some herbs.
    • Taste
      The taste is light. Quite sweet with some hints of smoke and spices.
    • Finish
      Heather, smokey and a young island goodbye

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