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Tobermory 10 year Heavily Peated Single Cask Nation

Near Perfection!

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@bwmccoyReview by @bwmccoy

24th Jan 2018


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Distilled July 2005. Bottled at cask strength in August 2015. Cask #10. 235 bottles. From Single Cask Nation, I do not know why this heavily peated expression is not labeled as Ledaig, but no matter what name is on the bottle, the contests are exactly what I look for in a peated dram from a bourbon hogshead. I get similarities to both Coal Ila for the briny characteristics and Port Charlotte for the peatiness, even though this one is only 40-45 ppm.

I don't normally purchase multiples of single cask bottlings, but I purchased 3 bottles of this one (2 for me and 1 for my mother-in-law).

This is another review that is long overdue. I promised @NamBeist 6 months ago that I would write it. I apologize for taking so long to finally do so.

Color: Light Gold

Nose: Initially slight onion, immediately followed by an earthy, briny character.

Palate: Oily, tarry, sweet peat, burnt marshmallows.

Finish: Long lasting, waxy, peat smoke, vanilla and damp charred sticks.

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Robert99 commented

@bwmccoy Interesting review. Could you thing of another whisky who had an onion nose, I want to make sure I understand your reference. Also, are you refering to cooked onions like in an onion soup or raw ones?

5 years ago 0

bwmccoy commented

@Robert99 - I should have been more descriptive. Pickled onion is what I was getting initially on the nose. The only other whisky that I have experienced this was an 11 year Bunnahabhain from the Whisky Society (SMWS 10.71) appropriately named “Onions spring eternal”. I would say it is a pretty rare occurrence, at least for me.

5 years ago 0

Robert99 commented

@bwmccoy Thanks. It is a rare occurrence, one I never encountered. I could imagine it in a tequila but less in a Scotch. Interesting.

5 years ago 0

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