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Tobermory 10 Year Old (old presentation)

Spicy Saké ?

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@PandemoniumReview by @Pandemonium

26th Sep 2013


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Bought me a bottle in Portree (yes, I know) a couple of weeks ago, but only opened it now, had to try a few others first.

Nose, well what can I say: when I opened the bottle, I was surprised that the first sents that reached my nose were not those that I generally associate with a whisky,it actually reminded me more of Saké.

With a second, proper, nosing that same saké sent became an undertone, but still very present, overall the nose is fairly light, some barley, yes, spices, grinded pepper to be more specific. Nothing special, except for that strange Saké smell.

Taste, oily, dried fruits, maybe a hints of cinnamon and salt with whiffs of smoke, but well saturated with spices. Some other reviews claimed that it has a long finish, I tend to disagree; my experience is rather short and light but that peppery taste does hang around in your mouth for quite some time.

Overall not a bad malt, but not really my taste. Overall judgement may be a bit harsh, but I expected much more from this islander

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Lifewaterforce commented

I agree with the saké connection, i myself distinguished it as rice-vinegar but saké seems to complete that flavor-combo. I liked it alot, but i understand if it's not your taste it's a difficult malt but worth it in my opinion. Very good review!

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