Tobermory is a lesser known distillery located on the Island of Mull. It recently made the whisky news when it’s stopped distilling due to shortage of water after a dry spell. Currently it’s owner by Burn Stewart (who were just recently bought by the south African Distell company) . The wee town of Tobermory is know for it’s colourful houses by the port. Tobermory distillery makes a peated version of its malt known by the name of Ledaig. While quality of Tobermory in the past has not been very high, current bottling are better while the 15 yo OB is very good, and as far as i can remember, the Single cask 17 yo to released earlier from Master of Malt was not bad
Nose: That is one funky nose, i am not sure how I feel about: rather sharp with a lot of pine , spices, wood, wet hay. Malt. Can’t say this is right my alley. It’s rather weird.
Palate: Spicy mama! It starts peppery, gladly no pine at all here, while being rather sweet and vanilla notes with biscuit and sweet dough. Wood spices.
Finish: Warming. Long. Allspice and dough.
This is a weird one, while the nose is not entirely nice, the palate makes up for it, and is much nicer. All in all, some would like it, but i am afraid I’m not entirely partial to it. Worth a try (samples are available here for £5.10), so go for it before you buy the full bottle.
official sample provided by Master of Malt.