Tobermory 10 Year old
Better than Expected
12th May 2015
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Tasting Notes by markjedi1
Tobermory Distillery on the Isle of Mull was initially called Ledaig, did you know? Ledaig is nowadays the name of their peaty whisky. The distillery was renamed Tobermory in 1979. This is their modern version of Tobermory single malt, bottled at 46,3% ABV, making chill filtration superfluous.
While I get some apples on the nose, it is dominated by coastal elements. Think seaweeds, salt, but also wet hay and some oatmeal. A touch of vanilla and something floral as well. It is a bit dirty, if you know what I mean.
I get a lot more fruit on the palate. Apples, oranges, but also a slice of pineapple. Hint of banana. That is countered nicely by the salty notes. Some woodsmoke. This is better than expected.
The finish is fairly short on apples, sweet malt and a whiff of salt and pepper.
The nose was not really convincing, but on the palate this is quite nice. Very affordable, around 30 EUR. Thanks, Pat!