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Tobermory 10

Postby OBG » Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:01 pm

This whisky seems to get some bad press.

Its on offer at the moment for £22 in Morrisons.

Is it worth trying at that price?

Also what does it taste and smell like?
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Re: Tobermory 10

Postby bredman » Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:58 pm

"Also what does it taste and smell like?" -- Well not an easy answer, partly as the old 10yo (@ 40%) was enough to put me off for a lifetime and I have only had a healthy sample of the new 10yo (@ 46.3%). All i can say is that there was a huge improvement. There are good bracing coastal flavours and the malt is evident (and unpeated) but there are some rather odd flavours on the palate too (sort of doughy, and sour fruit and overcooked veg.). Many don't mind at all, in fact this whisky does have a fanbase.

Also worth considering is that price tag, for the reduced to £22 you do get a natural colour (no added caramel colour - e150), non-chillfiltered, and good drinking ABV of 46.3%. I should grab a bottle myself and revisit while the offer is on.

I say buy one (and let us know how it is), just incase you love the stuff, then you can grab another. :D
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Re: Tobermory 10

Postby Willie JJ » Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:51 pm

It's a funny one, but for that price I would buy it (and will if I remember to go and look for it).
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Re: Tobermory 10

Postby Ganga » Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:56 pm

Maybe get some Ledaig too... :D

My recollection of the older 10 (say 12 years ago) is that it was very maritime (like having something soaked in sea water. It was ok but nothing I wanted to go back to get another one.
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Re: Tobermory 10

Postby Willie JJ » Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:58 pm

I agree the old ten was not very exciting. The new one is definitely better
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Re: Tobermory 10

Postby The Third Dram » Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:01 pm

Willie JJ wrote:It's a funny one, but for that price I would buy it...

A bit of an odd one, indeed. If you like bread and butter pickles, it will work well for you. In some ways (but not TOO many), it reminds me a tad of Clynelish, which often has that mustardy flavour component lurking in the background. For me, the 10-year old Tobermory is more of an appetizer sort of dram.

As for the newer 10-year old Ledaig, I like it even more than the Tobermory... Lots of coastal and citrus flavours here.
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Re: Tobermory 10

Postby Gogo73 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:26 pm

Thats a nice price, don't know if it will fit my palate, but I guess it's worths trying it.
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