This 10 year old is a peated whisky from the Tobermory distillery. I bought it in January 2015 for $45 – 46.3% ABV, Un-Chill Filtered and Natural Color. Very light in color. Nice classic packaging. It was one of the first peated whiskies I tried that was not from Islay.
****Notes were take from my Whisky Journal – Tasted Neat on 10/7/15 – with only about 1/4 of bottle remaining****
Nose – Pear, apple, fruity, odd Tobermory “funky” style, easy to nose….no harsh alcohol burn, pepper…pepper stuck to a band-aid, over-ripe/rotting apples laying outside in the grass, vegetal – Laphroaig like with apples mixed in.
Taste – peat, pepper, sweet up front and then sour, funky Tobermory style, peat fads quickly for me…this may be the low level in the bottle. I remember enjoying this a lot more when I first opened it maybe because I loved the strong peat so much. It is a hit or miss expression for me…sometimes it really hits the spot and other times I could dump it because I have to be in the mood for that funky Tobermory style. Didn’t note much on the fruity side of the taste or I couldn’t get past the peat when I tasted it.
Finish – Woody, pepper, limited peat, short to short/medium finish.
Favorite Part – The Nose.
Conclusion – I really do like the presentation of this whisky, 46.3%, un-chill filtered and natural color. It wasn’t too expressive and I recall drinking it faster then most bottles I have owned. That being said I don’t think I would buy another bottle. I can get my peat fix from another distillery.
Rating – 74/100
- Presentation – 5/5
- Nose – 20/25
- Taste – 25/35
- Finish – 18/25
- Value – 6/10