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Tobermory 10-year-old

Overall rating
80.96/100
votes
28
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
P033859 L5 12:30 15097
Barcode
5029704217427
Added on
03 Mar 2016 2:10 pm by Paragraph
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 39,51

4 × in wishlist

28 × member ratings

76 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tobermory 10-year-old

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.96 points

  1. Whizkee scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    For me, this standard bottling combines many of my personal preferences in just one whisky.

    At first, it's rather dry and almost harsh in the nose and overall almost a little sour. After a few moments, I then can find plenty of fruits such as lemons, grapes, oranges and also subtle hints of plums and blackberries.

    If I even wait a little longer, which I do of course, I then find the more familiar and well-known delights like vanilla, honey, almonds and marzipan.

    Only on some days (esp. with a few drops of H2O), I also can find very subtle hints of leather and tobacco and a small portion of minty freshness.

    In contrast to that huge amount of tasteful flavours in the nose, this dram is much more determined on the palate and definitely less "playful" than in the nose.

    Here it shines on a quite distinct aspect: it's strong and powerful, but not overwhelmingly crushing. There's significantly less fruitiness on the palate (which I like) than in the nose. It's malty, then there's a strong push of oakiness in the back (although not too bitter) and furthermore, well rounded with a little citrus-ish hint on top. Overall, the palate is a completely different story and always surprises me in a (very) good way.

    This one is definitely among my top-5 standard bottlings and will quite certainly stay there for a longer period of time.
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Idiosyncratic, but not unsophisticated. The mustiness is special, but we cushioned by a certain freshness.
    • Nose
      Fruity, musty, slightly foul, yet sparkling, slightly artificial, effervescent tablets, in fact a little dishwashing. Definitely idiosyncratic.
    • Taste
      strong, beautiful fruity, malty onset, slight bitterness, some citrus zest
    • Finish
      sparkling, the slightly rotten lemon is also present, a slight bitterness, yet fruity and some "creamy" (bitter creamy sweet) in the end.

  3. Macheye scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Tobermory 10 year old is a decent enough entry level bottling, though it’s a little eccentric – part sharp and fresh, part malty and oaty and part musty and barnyard. At times it feels like it can’t make up its mind which profile it really wants to head down, and therefore sits a little awkwardly across the all. That said, this does bring with it a level of interest and complexity….which likewise offers characterful changes in both the glass and the bottle over time.

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/tobermory/tobermory-10-year-old/
    • Nose
      Malty and mossy. Initially we’re greeted with fresh garden notes – hay, pine and grasses – and also some less fresh, moist vegetal aromas – wet leaves and strong moss. Malts, barley and oats quickly follow. There’s little fruitiness here – only some slight sourness suggested from citrus. After a little time resting in the glass we get some ginger spicing, toffee and also some farmyard.
    • Taste
      Oily and sharply mineral. A decent arrival in terms of mouthfeel brings some much needed sweetness and fruit – ripe apple, orange peels and lemons. Mossy herbalness is still present (strangely sharp and rock like – almost like a Cliffside moss growing on a coastal sea wall) as is the overt maltiness. Now the cask comes more to the fore with ginger and pepper, but also some bitterness. There’s a touch of vanilla and pepper here, and perhaps even a slight hint of smoke – which could be cask char.
    • Finish
      Relatively short and expressing pepper, ginger and malts.

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