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Tobermory Tasting notes and reviews

Issue 121 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 121

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Tobermory

Brand
Tobermory
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
40.00%
Produced at
Tobermory Distillery
Region
Island (non Islay)
Availability
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United Kingdom
Tobermory Miniature £9.99

Michael Jackson

Nose
Light but definite touch of peat. Some sweetness.
Palate
Faint peat. Enjoyable interplay of malty, nutty, dryness and toffeeish, faintly minty, sweetness. Slightly weak in the middle, but recovers well.
Finish
Light, soft, becoming sweeter.
Comment
A surprising degree of continuity from the earlier vatted Tobermory, though this version has more individuality.

Jim Murray

Nose
Deliciously fresh and malty, almost green though aroma-wise, this sample had nothing like the peat promised on the label. However, there is a delicate peat smoke that is gristy and sweet.
Palate
Young and underripe and magnificently mouth-watering. The peatiness begins to make itself felt towards the middle. Simple but effective.
Finish
Gently smoked; further highly intense malt.
Comment
A rare chance to taste a malt that is not so much youthful as pre-pubescent. Really pleasant and full-flavoured for all that.
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