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Overall rating
77.36/100
votes
149
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

€ 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

    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

  4. 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.

  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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