I've got a whisky I've been eager to try today, Tobermory 10. The reason? Because I love Ledaig, which is peated Tobermory. I'd only tried the 15 year old Mory before and hadn't liked it, so I was interested to see whether I would like this version.
Tobermory 10 46.3%
Colour: Light Gold
Nose: Floral, sharp and sour. Sour green apple, light malt, austere, some pastry and vanilla.
Taste: Sweet hit then sour with green apple, very sour, deanston-esque, some pastry and vanilla.
Finish: Short/Medium. Oaky then fading sour apple.
The resemblance to Deanston is striking, they seem very similar in style to me (as in, unbalanced). While Deanston is sappy and sour, this is rather feinty and sour. If you like sour flavours, you might like it. I can't believe the same spirit makes the wonderful Ledaig as well. Perhaps Tobermory, much like Ledaig, is better with the independent bottlers?
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