Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Beachcomber’s dram
Stated Age
09 years old
Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
60.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
05 feb 2016 11:10 am by John Barleycorn
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 54.30

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Whisky reviews for Tobermory 2006 SMWS 42.17

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.00 points.

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N: Following on from the merely adequate Balblair WB, the nose here has more body, more depth and more malty/meatiness. There's a waxy finesse here too, indicating a lovely mouthfeel to come [i hope]. There’s some sour wood showing. Again, like the Balblair it's a very natural dram, mainly mash/wort notes with sour-dank wood with some dates/ figs and macadamia's forming. Aside from the rubbery=charred notes, its rather a beer/hops malt whisky. An hour later and some tomato sauce base-BBQ sauce appear also, with some crisp flavours developing
    T: Perceptively stronger and more peppery than the Balblair but just as natural. It's a tad rougher round the edges initially but with a tad more talkative oak. Still there's some sourness, albeit a less astringent savoury-sour - but there's not much in it. After time, those rubbery/burned [from distillation?] notes come to the fore with a slightly waxy mouthfeel.
    F: More mash notes and again a nice mouthfeel, one that got better and better - more oily as the minutes ticked by.
    C: Like the Balblair, a natural, young, mashy dram in the early stages of maturity. Not much between these two in many ways, and despite the Balblair's more desirable delivery, this one has the edge overall. It settles so well and becomes 'ready' in its own right. Once i’d ‘got it’, it was consistent continually revisiting, and it's familiarity made me smile. Improved with time and established itself firmly. First impressions count for a lot but it was worth coming back to this time and time again. I initially scored this as an 81!

    Scores a C+ [84]

  2. John Barleycorn did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes
    Colour: Star-bright platinum
    Flavour profile: Oily & coastal

    The unreduced nose evoked various suggestions from the panel
    – warm hay bales, rum-soaked sultanas, ginger cake, honey drizzled on fried
    bananas, Thai prawns and a new car. The palate was robust, sinewy and youthful,
    but we had no trouble enjoying its hot, sweet flavours neat – dark chocolate,
    pineapple, mango and gooseberry; Liquorice Allsorts ice-cream (is there such a
    thing?); bacon rolls and balsamic reduction. The reduced nose found light
    smoke, quite a bit of vanilla, burnt toast and wood and plastic gathered on a
    pebble beach. The reduced palate suggested scorched rhubarb, dark sugar and
    pepper and salt on fried food.

    Dinking tip:  One to
    take wild camping – on the coast


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