- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 10 years old
- 46.3 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- P033859 L5 12:30 15097
- Added on
- 03 Mar 2016 2:02 pm by Paragraph
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Whisky Reviews for Tobermory 10-year-old
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.62 points
- Not for beginners. This is an unusual, but also rewarding malt. It needs time and a drop of water.
Gras, Herbs, Oak Wood, Malt, Citrus, also a little bit musty. With phantasy you can detect some fruit in the background. Maybe apple and orange.
It's salty, kind of sour (Citrus) , spicy (Pepper, Ginger) and definitely bitter (Oak Wood, Walnut). Ony little sweetness from the barley.
Not too long. There are some herbs, spices and a bitterness from the cask.
- 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.
- Idiosyncratic, but not unsophisticated. The mustiness is special, but we cushioned by a certain freshness.
Fruity, musty, slightly foul, yet sparkling, slightly artificial, effervescent tablets, in fact a little dishwashing. Definitely idiosyncratic.
strong, beautiful fruity, malty onset, slight bitterness, some citrus zest
sparkling, the slightly rotten lemon is also present, a slight bitterness, yet fruity and some "creamy" (bitter creamy sweet) in the end.
- 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.
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.
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.
Relatively short and expressing pepper, ginger and malts.