Tobermory 10 Year Old, 46.3%

A More Hefty Tobermory

Reviewed by
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jerryclyde

Date:

17th Mar 2015

Reviewer rating:

82

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Tasting Notes by jerryclyde

Looks as if Tobermory is trying to improve the image of their 10 YO bottling. From what I've read and heard, (never having tasted it) the old 40% offering was often a grim affair with little to recommend it other than the low price. Although overly bitter, the new 46.3% version shows quite a bit of promise and affords some nice moments.

Nose: Herbal and malty with a reminiscence of freshly baked cardamom bread. Waves of citrus surge throughout and a sherry nuttiness hangs in the background.

Palate: Very light body. The initial barley sweetness succumbs to an absinthe like bitterness which predominates. Some peatiness, (which I missed on the nose) likely from the water source, as Tobermory uses un-peated barley malt for their 10 YO expression. Some spices zing about late.

Finish: Medium long. Mostly dry and spicy while maintaining that absinthe/herbal character to the end.

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Whisky details

Distillery/Brand:

Tobermory

Bottling:

Tobermory 10 Year Old, 46.3%

ABV:

46.3%

Colour:

Sunlight

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