Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
46.3 % Vol.
50 ml
Added on
03 Feb 2014 6:02 pm by MasonBones

Average value

€ 5,77

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Whisky Reviews for Tobermory 10-year-old

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.32 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    [February, 2019] From time to time I check the standard releases of certain distilleries to both remind myself on how "the standard" tastes and to check if things have changed in the meantime. This review is about the batch bottled on November, 22, 2017 (bottling hall stamp 17326). Tobermory never was one of my favourite distilleries because its profile often shows some sweaty-cheesy or yeasty off-notes...

    ...but not with this batch. No obvious off-notes this time but no remarkable highlights or unique characteristics either. An unimpressive dram that is best enjoyed a little reduced to tame the bitter tannins (unless you prefer the modern wood-driven style). This is a positive tendency for Tobermory (to me), so please: stay on that route!
    • Nose
      82 82
      The colour is pale gold and the nose is a little punchy first. After some breathing it offers a grassy-bready profile with some fruits (apples, pears) and honeys in a modern wooden structure. Actually, no off-note this time but nothing really remarkable either. This could be any young malt from any of the blending-designated distilleries, hard to find an unique character. But it is not bad at all, just unimpressive...
    • Taste
      80 80
      The taste is sweet on barley sugars and grassy-floral with hints of fruits only. Again no flaw or off-note which is great (for a Tobermory) but there is no flavour highlight either. After some chewing the wood takes control like so often with modern drams and turns the whole tasting experience rather bitter-spicy (what I do not like).
    • Finish
      79 79
      The dram arrives without any remarkable mouthfeel on the palate except a minor bitter-drying moment (tannins of the modern woods). The finish is short and gets increasingly bitter-drying on the now dominant wooden tannins. Water releases more grassy-waxy notes in the nose and turns the taste sweeter (honeys) and smoother - hence more enjoyable. I like this dram best reduced to about 40% abv.

  2. KyotoLefty scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Appearance: Pale, straw yellow. Oily and shiny.

    Nose: Toffee, vanilla, honey, orange, oak, nice.

    Palate: Oak, honey, toffee, spices, straw, some tone fruit. Nicely sweet, spicy, slightly salty maybe.

    Finish: Peppery, honey, lightly salty.

    With Water: Nose dulled a bit. Flavor smoother, sweeter, less tannic and spicy.

    Overall: A tasty dram but not particularly stunning in any way. Quite nice neat though. Sweet, fruity, spicy, simple.

  3. Kaleva scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Quite vivid whisky, not as typical as one can expect from a standard 10 yo release. Soft and easy-going but it lacks some completeness. However, it’s quite solid expression, much better than many ten-year-olders. The price is also fair.
    • Nose
      Green apple, sweet pear, vanilla, butter, toffee, some dusty malty notes, porridge, lemon peel. Water opens up grass and oaky notes
    • Taste
      Sweet and malty notes, peppery, industrial feeling (motor oil and metal shavings), a lot of green apples, vanilla pie, some coastal notes, caramel
    • Finish
      Quite long, warm, spicy, oaky, barley and grapefruit peel aftertaste

  4. 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;

  5. WhiskyJoey1211 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    This is a quality whisky from Tobermory. Their spirit is absolutely fantastic:

    Nose: Citrus sweetness, and cream. Light oak with some faint ginger also in there.

    Palate: A cereal and grain sweetness with more cream. An oily whisky, with honey notes and dried apricots coming out towards the end.

    Finish: Quite long, and peppery with some tea notes becoming present.

    A fabulous whisky.

  6. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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  7. peatbogger scored this whisky 80 points Specialist

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. peatbogger scored this whisky 80 points Specialist

    Nose is a bit of an enigma, and first taste a bit disapointing, but it improves.
    • Nose
      First I notice is cardboard. A bit raw and spirity nose.

      After a swirl some maritime notes emerge; salt spray, old boat shed, weak peat. Leave the glass to rest for a while and the first thing that escape is fruit salad with apples and pears, only to fade just as quick.
    • Taste
      First impression is watery and weak malt, but it grows better.

      Oaky spice and a little peat arrive, bitter dark chocolate and swizz herbal candy.
    • Finish
      Medium, herbal and a little spicy, mildly drying.

  9. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky 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.

  10. fradin11 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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


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