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The whisky

List of the bottles

Tobermory Official bottlings

Tobermory

10 years

Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
40,0 %
Bottler
Official
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78/100
The colour is yellow (straw) with gold glints. The nose is marked by vegetal notes, cereals, wood and vanilla with a hint of peat.
The palate peaty, has a short and malted finish.
This malt has however a lack of precision in its expression and character.

(la Maison du Whisky)

Personal Comment

The Tobermory distillery is the only one of the Isle of Mull. It is difficult to compare its whisky to the one of its neighbours. A whisky with character, but not to compare with those of the neighbouring island, Islay. No dominating peat nor smoke. Very fine fragrances and a too short finish. A very interesting experience. An important bottle...
79/100
At the second tasting, the nose was rather discrete, with sweet malty and fruity notes. The taste is marked by ripe sugared fruits (pear or peach). A short finish with some malt hints.
74/100
The nose is discrete, revealing some malty and fruity hints, on a slightly smoky background. In the palate, a fruity impression on a woody background, the whole being "washed-out" and whith little character. The finish is rather indifferent, short and essentially marked by slight fruity hints.
70/100
A mix of ripe fruit and flowers characterises the nose and some hints of Marshmallow and honey appear after a while.
The mouth is very smooth and not really complex. Essentially ripe fruit. Pleasant but quite straight away.
The finish is smooth and prolongs the mouth.
79/100

Comment by Thomas Widter
My tasting experience is a vastly different one from the one already on this page, which is why I would like to share it. The first tasting brought a sense of harshness, almost like some of the cheaper blended whiskies carry with them - along with a strange taste, somewhat sweet but not quite there. But having had the bottle opened for a while, this Tobermory started growing and growing in a way I have not experienced more radically (well, maybe with an Ardbeg once). It is clearly a Whisky from the islands, as much as it is flowery where the others are salty and fragrant where those are more distinctly down to earth. It has developed a roundness that is spectacular - full of both wind and consistency. I fall in love with that greenish bottle over and over again...
86/100

Ledaig


Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
42%
Bottler
Official
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Personal Comment

Tobermory is the only distillery of Mull. Its malt marketed under the name Ledaig is quite more peaty than the classical Tobermory, without being smoked. A really pleasant experience, with a kind of deception with the too short finish. The taste disappears quickly. As the taste was really nice, this is a pity!
74/100
The second tasting was also rather pleasant, and even if the finish remains to short, the pleasure was predominant this time, and the rating is higher.
84/100
The nose detects some sweet fruity and slightly vanilla hints. Remote touches of wood as well. In the palate, the sweet, sugared impression on a peaty background. An evident lack at character, but an interesting fragrances combination. Nuances from ripe fruit to peat, but rather flat, sweetish. It's a pity the whole is rather flat, because this kind of contrasts is amazing and could be pleasant. The syrupy finish is relatively short.
74/100
Quite an ordinary nose with very discrete citrus notes are mixed with sweet malty hints. The nose also reveals some fresh smell, somewhere between cut grass and young hay. In the palate, first a slightly bitter attack then some fruity notes, without any depth. The finish is short and insignificant.
74/100
Quite an amazing nose. Probably pleasant. A mix of citrus fruits (tangerine) and peat. The fruity aspects seem to be dominant with its sweet acid hints (tangerine)
The palate is rather pleasant, with the same mixes of fruit and peat, a touch of alcohol and a bit of smoke. Not extraordinary, rather linear but far from being unpleasant. The finish is metallic.
Quite short, it does not enhance the whole.
74/100


Tobermory

1972

Age
32 years
Alcohol percentage
49,7 %
Bottler
Official
Bottle
343 of 897 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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86/100
Tobermory 1972
Personal Comment
The nose is clearly smoked, strong smell of smoked ham with clearly marked sherry hints and some peat. In the palate, the first impressions are definitely peated, rather medicinal, very complex. The taste developpes continuously between oily peat and slightly woody notes, though unripe walnut and slightly acid aromas. Nice whole. The finish is long and warm, marked by sherry and peat hints.
84/100
The nose is gently smoky and reveals nice hints of sherry and some touches of wet hay on the background.
In the palate, the first impression is an overwhelming of smoke, before developing on very nice sherry notes, wood and meat. Nice complexity, nice balance between the smoothness of sherry and the bitterness of walnuts.
Very lingering finish marked by both by memories of nice woody notes and bitter chocolate but also by sherry. Smoke remains quite present.
84/100

Tobermory: independent bottlings

Tobermory

Wilson & Morgan, Sherry wood 1995

Collection
Barrel Selection
Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
46,0 %
Bottler
Wilson & Morgan
Cask
Sherry
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79/100
Tobermory 1995 Wilson & Morgan
Personal Comment
The nose is rather surprising, and not that pleasant at first, recalling a kind of old wardrobe. Some farm smells as well, where animal hints seem to be mixed to straw, earth and a touch of sherry. In the palate, this whisky is quite complex, with slightly bitter notes mixing with malty ones, before developing on a more acid register, but this musty feeling remains. The finish is not too long, nor very short, withous a surprise, but contrasting with the mouth, by its smoothness and its clear malty hints, and the fusty taste is nearly forgotten. This bottle deserves certainly a second chance.
79/100

Tobermory

Daily Dram Ledaig 8 yo

Collection
The Nectar of Daily Drams
Age
8 years
Alcohol percentage
61,2 %
Bottler
Bresser&Timmer / The Nectar
Dates
Distil: 2001 Bottling: 2010
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 83/100
Ledaig Daily Dram
Personal Comment

Tobermory

Ledaig 1998 Sherry butt

Age
13 years
Alcohol percentage
61,2 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
Sherry butt
Cask number
single cask 11010
Dates
Distil: 04/1998 Bottling: 08/2011
Bottle
147 of 258 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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89/100
Tobermory 98 MOS
Personal Comment

Color: Gold
At first nosing unpleasant hints of yeast appear. They happily fade after a few moments to vent a little room for farmy notes: leather and undergrowth.
Later still, green fruit notes are to blend in together, and throughout, the presence of alcohol is evident.
The mouth is much nicer than the nose, with hot notes of chocolate and those fruity acid notes that complete the picture. Nice complexity and very interesting contrast between the acidity of the fruit that comes violently to face this chocolate attack that promised to be very gentle.
The finish is long and pleasant, warm and marked especially by the memory of mocha.
86/100


Tobermory

Ledaig, aged 31 years

Collection
Chieftain's Choice
Age
31 years
Alcohol percentage
47,8 %
Bottler
Ian McLeod
Cask
Sherry Hogshead
Dates
Distil: 04-1973
Bottle
120 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength (casks 1711-1712)
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WDTS2012-04 Forum 88/100
Ledaig CC 31
Personal Comment
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Savoureur
appearance: reddish gold
nose: medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, charcoal, old grease, barn aromas, dried fruits, soft exotic spices, red fruits, hints of munster cheese
taste: medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, taste mostly with exotic spices and fruits, the dirty flavorings (old grease, coal) are present but stay in the background
finish: medium to long

Conclusion: A delight on the whole line.

93/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Jmputz
Colour: Old gold
A fine nose with hints of toasted nuts, sherry, spices, toast. A subtle complexity emerges at all. Here is a whisky that demands attention. A kind of whisky very refined but quite unspectacular. Its quality is not in the show.
In the mouth this subtlety is confirmed, even if the mouth is less chiseled than was nose. Here the notes of toast and nuts are present but less discreet than in the nose. Some more acid fragrances are added to the picture and alcohol without being annoying shows there. Excellent mouth.
The finish is very long and prolongs perfectly the mouth. This pleasant sensation of bread and toasted walnuts is omnipresent. The length of this final is a real treat.
91/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by ALouis
Color: Amber
Nose: big sherry with notes of rubber accompanied by a fine peat.
After a good ventilation, the rubber is almost over now.
Resinous notes appear, peat becomes more smoke, earthy notes, heather and the orange and chocolate.
Palate: Peat is a little more present and nicely melted with sherry still a lot of rubber.
After adequate ventilation was honey, a little rubber, smoke, spices, chocolate and some citrus in the background.
Finish: very long on the earthy and sweet notes.

91/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Dede
Color: Amber
Nose: We are here dealing with one of these slightly sulfur sherries that I often like. Organic notes of black mushrooms, match heads, raisins, balsamic vinegar, nuts, coffee liqueur. Alcohol is however felt.
Taste: Powerful and expressive, well marked by sherry and again slightly sulphurous. It contains the main fragrances detected in the nose plus notes of fresh eucalyptus and menthol on the finish, and candied citrus.
Finish: Medium length, it is marked by weary candied citrus and fresh menthol.

Conclusion: A good sherry slightly sulfur, but not a caricature, and even a bit of apple peel.

Post-tasting notes: this bottle probably requires more time than I have left it in this tasting. Aeration will embellish the most likely.
90/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Mars
Nose: Fireworks which disappears after a long aeration, coffee, ripe fruits, some maritime aromas.

Mouth: Lemongrass, lemon, citrus, dried fruits, coffee, mocha.

Finale: Fireworks which disappears after aeration, citrus, lemon, coffee and bitterness that fades with aeration. long finish

Comments: Good sherry with citrus notes and a long bitterness. I love! Works better with some aeration.

90/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by mapi
Color: amber
Nose: The nose is fruity (white fruit) and especially on plum. Alcohol brings a good tension and allows the development of aromas of caramel, leather and roasted coffee.
Mouth: the mouth opens gently. Then comes the sting of alcohol and finally a nice roundness. Everything grows in successive waves. A beautiful structure. A well built whisky .
Final: the final restarts on these fruity nose again with notes of plum (Vieille Prune of Louis Roque in Souillac). These flavors are supported by a certain sweetness. Then comes a touch of roasted a bit like an espresso. Good length.
88/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Malt1972
Colour: dark amber
Nose: sherry, malt, background peat smoke.
Nosing: sweet fruit and sherry with developing smoke. Some peat
Finish: long, rich, smooth, sweet peat.

88/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Roblanza
Color: amber
nose: caramel, fresh wood and cacao
taste: sweet taste, very mellow, woody, finishes with spices, slightly drying.
88/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Pompix
Amazing evolution in glass. First of all, on rubber and rotten vegetal, then mix between pine bark and flinty notes, and finally a beautiful chocolate/smoke/earthy combo.
In mouth, after breathing, smoked wood, fruit and chocolate.
Consistent finish, medium long.
Really nice after a really bad departure.

87/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Jbrice
Nose: Raisins & cocoa, plums
Taste: Sweet, slightly tannic and a lot of cocoa
Long and wooded

Pleasant and easy drinking
87/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Piazzolla
Nose: super stylish with a mixture of smoke and some old fashion kind stewed fruit in the background. Simply beautiful even if past deadline (or surdilué).
Mouth in line with the nose even though frustrating in its lack of density. Fluid and flexible. melted Too much.
Final rather long and in line with the nose (smoke elegant  mix of very ripe fruit). Slight bitterness.
Conclusion: The best of this WDTS. Well, although a little passed. Deserves some attention here.
86/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Johannes_Sauer
Colour: Light brown, amber.
Nose: Dried fruits with forest honey and soft hints of caramel (creme brulée).
Taste: The dried fruits (sweet dried bananas) now combining very well with bitter wooden (cocoa) notes. Still very soft and enjoyable, no need to add water here.
Finish: Long and getting more and more dry. Very pleasant.
Guesswork: This might be a fine and old Speyside whisky, I think a sherry or port cask was involved here.

85/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Arno
Nose: First impression on the Roquefort! Amazing! I also found the goat cheese, hay, smells of old cellar. The background is more conventional, the sherry, nuts, dried fruit and salt.
Taste: spicy, sweet sherry & dried fruit, extends over a smoky malt with notes of leather, salt. The set continues with wood and a hint of sulfur, then stay for long in ashes.
Final: Ash & resurgence of sweet notes of sherry
Conclusion: Interesting if only for the blue cheese on the nose. Despite this, the mouth is far too common, though somewhat melted.
84/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Amor57
On the nose: nutty, licorice, chalk, silica or hot sand, lemon meringue pie. With aeration, vinegar, tobacco. Cool and pleasant, classic.
Palate: cleanly, plum, woody, humus, pear.
Finish: Medium length. Pruneau, humus, pear (like the mouth) with a light touch of tangy and hot milk.
A very classic whisky, pleasant and well made, but without any originality.
83/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Canis_Lupus
Colour: Old gold, pale amber.
Nose: nose on the first rubber acrid, acid,  and dried fruit, walnut vinegar. Evolves to the sherry vinegar. praline and milk chocolate Very light. A little butter. After a few minutes, coffee, and spices.
Water weakens the nose without transforming it.
Mouth: Whatever It depicts the main grades perceived to the nose, the spices are taking over. A little alcohol on the finish.
Water has the same effect as on the nose, but adding a little soapy note.
Final: A brief impression of alcohol and then ... nothing, as if the final was gone at once. But one quickly realizes that it is essentially composed of smoke.
The water does not change the profile of this final but its intensity decrease already low.

Comment: Not much to say, nothing unpleasant, no great fault, but nothing comes out either, and that, without water. So with ...
83/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Jean-Michel
Colour: Russet with tawny hues.
Nose: I like this! Not really complicated, but quite catchy, with lots of dried apricots. Getting more citric then, with tangerine zests and kiwis. And Haribo gummy bears.
Mouth: Starts on lovely fruity notes (same than on the nose). Getting hotter now despite a rather low ABV (around 45%?). Then quite some burnt wood. Getting softer with time, though.
Finish: Of average length, with a nice return of the citrusy notes.

Comment: A rather simple but tasty malt, crafted with care (unchillfiltered if I believe the haze I have in my glass…)

81/100

Tobermory: samples

Tobermory

Golden Cask 1996

Collection
Golden Cask
Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
60,0 %
Bottler
John McDougall
Cask number
single cask 338
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79/100
Personal Comment

A clear animal smell with hints of yeast. A kind of a mix of young leather and stable odours. Very light smoke hints.
The mouth is very pleasant and the high degree of alcohol does not hinder. Nice complexity allying leathery and meaty notes to other sea and peat ones.
The finish is pleasantly long and worm and the memory of this amazing whisky remains for minutes in the mouth.
79/100


Tobermory

34 years

Age
34 years
Alcohol percentage
49,5 %
Bottler
Whisky Doris
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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0/100
Tobermory 34 Whisky Doris
Personal Comment

Tobermory

10 years

Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
46,3 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
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WDTSRG 80/100
Tobermory 10
Personal Comment
WDTSRG
Comment by Jean-Michel
Colour: Old gold
Nose: I like it! Ripe fruit and concentration. Apricot nectar. Kiwi jam. Fruity and something like warm cake pulled out of the oven. Genoese hot. Savarin with pineapple. Many wood extracts. Vanilla ice cream with banana, cinnamon ... Very appetizing. Also something oily. Candle wax. Linseed oil.
Taste: Does not betray the nose. Even more spice, perhaps (cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla), and the same bawdy pastry and fruit. An American new oak? Non chill filtered whisky anyway, and the alcohol percentage is located in the lower range. This does not prevent the sensations in the mouth to be good. Fat and tastefully. Sweet and creamy, but maintained by a small acidity that avoids heaviness.
Final: Decline on the rose petal. Hurry! I need another sip!
Comment: A very nice malt, very consensual (and for once this is not a criticism), which by its "easy drinkable character" will satisfy any gourmand, experienced amateur or beginners.
88/100
WDTSRG
Comment by Mars
Nose: There is a slight smell of somewhat decomposed organic waste. (like when you peel an apple and you leave the peels overnight in open air) mixed with used motor oil, iodine and algae. It is a bit of walnut, a touch of lemon and aspirin as well as porridge and baked pear.
Mixed with of all this, I also have a strong smell of chalk.
Everything is very strange but well balanced and not as unpleasant as my words do suggest.
Taste: Very lemony. Sweet / acid with some spices (cinnamon, sage, thyme). Chalk still survives everything.
Smoky, somewhat lemony finish. Next comes several spices and a slight astringency always mixed with lemon. After a moment some motor oil and iodine appear mixed with a highly aromatic vanilla.
87/100
WDTSRG
Comment by Alexandre
The nose starts with a great sensation of heady mix of flavors, cereal, floral scent with a small sea smell to top it off. Very nice and bright. With aeration, it is a very nice balance between the wood slightly influenced by sherry and barley malt that will take over. This very interesting balance nonetheless remains precarious throughout the aeration, sherry dominate, bringing this whisky to rancio, chocolate, red fruit (currants) and almond flavors. Instead, the cereal may, in turn, bring the nose to more heady notes (lemon), fruit (orange peel) and herbaceous (grass clippings). All remaining remarkably balanced between the wood and the grain without paying too much ever to one or other of these two, making everything very nice, helped by a well integrated rate of alcohol . Great job.
The mouth is round, almost sweet. It started a hint of fresh sweet (fruit salad) before going on more woody and cereal flavors, like chocolate or malted barley. Once again, everything stays balanced, readily going to cut grass, even if the mouth lacks some precision, unlike the nose. The rate of alcohol, it seems hard, is not provided disturbing. It also helps with the roundness of whisky.
The finish stays on the same aromas of grain and wood, showing hints of chocolate milk before a change of register and heading to the flavors of lemon and smoke.
In conclusion, a very well balanced whisky. A very nice nose, the rest being a little below, still covered by this fine balance between the grain and wood.
87/100
WDTSRG
Comment by Blackmalt
Color: Gold
Nose: Discreet, refined and on woody notes, hints of sulfur .. On cooling, the sulfur also disappears just like the wood the wood. They leave room for pastry fruit, makes me think of a "tarte amandine". And more bizarrely, some notes of dried meat that makes me think of "Schmackos".
The dried extracts are reminiscent of dry hay.
Taste: spicy, fresh and woody. It is much more powerful than the nose. In the background, I feel a sweet taste but it's hard to know what it is ... Maybe the tree sap. But not sure at all.
Finish: Quite long on a prickly mouth back in and still the same wood of the nose and mouth but this time more pronounced. And the same hay as dry extracts of the nose.
86/100
WDTSRG
Comment by Piazzolla
Nose: gentle, mineral, fruit, cereal, clear notes of sherry (or Porto / Banyuls), burnt wood, powdery side also. Grapeseed. Seems complex but potentially affected by an unwelcome dilution in my opinion.
Palate: custard, cereal, a hint of cherry, a little dry
Final: smoothly tapered, slightly salty
85/100
WDTSRG
Comment by PatGVA
N: pear, white chocolate, pepper, licorice, toffee, precise, lightweight metal dust and not unpleasant, intoxicating nose.
M: chocolate, smoked ham, hot and not balanced far from the nose
F: short, honeysuckle, salinity.
85/100
WDTSRG
Comment by Dadamien
On the nose, light fruity, fresh, a little chocolate, smells a little like steam mussels in white wine. On the palate, quite soft, light fruity, a little mustard, grassy, Mirabelle. Notes on a bit winey finish.
84/100
WDTSRG
Comment by RX21
Nose: quince
Mouth: fruity notes of vetiver
Final: tingling in the extension of the mouth
84/100
WDTSRG
Comment by Canis_Lupus
Color: Yellow gold.
Nose: 1 nose: peat and a t sour / acid ouch that irritates the nostrils, but that fades quickly. Then a bit of wax and mineral, unpeeled raw potato . Some slightly tart notes of fruit and pastry. Butter too. A little almond powder.
A bit of water revives the nose, the same notes, but more expressive, more pleasant.
Taste: sweet, very progressive, somewhat faded, oily notes, quite similar to the nose. Becomes a bit alcoholic after a while.
There too, a few drops of water have a rather positive effect. No revolution in the sensations, but it is both better melted and slightly more expressive.
Finale: Quite surprisingly, a wave of almond powder emerges from who knows where, then gradually diminishes. Nice length.
The water removes the almond powder, leaving only a slightpeaty unflattering impression. Surprisingly, the finish lasts longer. Leaves an unpleasant bitterness on the tongue.
82/100
WDTSRG
Comment by GaxMalt31
Nose: Immediately on the New Spirit, for me a whisky ot less than10y. Vanilla and honey. After a few minutes rest, still this new make presence.
Taste: Creamy, on cereals, creme brulee, coffee bean, not very expressive, confirms the feeling that this is a young whisky.
Finish: Quite long, still creamy and somewhat vegetal, raw vegetables appetizers. A hint of peat?
82/100
WDTSRG
Comment by Oshen
Nose: Light and fresh, at first a grassy profile , with hints of malt. Then fruit, apple appears.
Palate: The attack is sweet, creamy, slightly fruity. The malty notes are still present, with honey this time. Gradually the mouth becomes hot, spices appear, especially pepper.
Finish: Quite long on the pepper with a certain freshness.
82/100
WDTSRG
Comment by Bpoujol
Straw color.
Light nose. Yellow fruits and white fruits. Vanilla (slightly woody). A little honey. Some cereals. Not a profile that I adore.
Tastes a little watery. Cereals. Wood. Slightly sweet.
Final is rather short. Malt. Woody. Slight bitterness.
81/100
WDTSRG
Comment by Sebou007
Color: Gold
Nose: nice touches of toasted almonds. It continues on the smell of white wine. A very fresh whisky on menthol and lemon touches and honey reduction. Light smoke and sulfur.
Mouth: we start on the nougatine, some woody bitterness. Slight taste of vanilla. Difficult to define.
Final: average with a slight bitterness.
81/100
WDTSRG
Comment by Amor57
The first nose evokes a distant peat, with notes of burnt rubber and flint. Ventilation highlights the fireplace and honey. A more prolonged ventilation developed this range to a fruity aqueous based pear.
On the palate, the attack is dry with alcohol and yellow fruits, peach and apricot and grows on peat, liquorice, ginger and spices from nice, well enhancing the set. The finish is dominated by the bitterness of licorice, a little peat and alcohol.
Medium length, low-intensity, spices appear with yellow fruit, peat and then gradually disappears, leaving us with a background of spices and parsley.
81/100
WDTSRG
Comment by Savoureur
Appearance: Riesling, wide legs moderately fast flowing
Nose: slightly to moderately intense, fairly well integrated alcohol (is remarkable for alcoholic freshness), vegetables, grappa and vanilla veil of smoke after 45 minutes of aeration the notes of grappa and legume decrease in favor of a note of malt / sugary cereals
Taste: mild to medium blend of acidity and bitterness, vegetables, grappa
Finish: short, hot (alcohol)
Conclusion: A whisky that does not match my malty preferences.
73/100
WDTSRG
Comment by Pompix
A nose like I hate it in whisky. It is not obvious to describe but it reminds me of plants that have soaked in a plastic bag in the sun, decorated with grain notes and rubber, covered with a veil of dust (chalk?).
The palate is much more acceptable, sweetened with a touch acid and mainly focused on the cereal.
The finish is not special.
72/100
WDTSRG
Comment by Jmputz
Color: Gold
An unpleasant odor reminding of insecticide ant powder from my childhood ... I usually describe this smell as the smell of yeast.
Relatively uncomplicated despite some fruit and chocolate aromas that seem to draw as a watermark.
The palate is quite aggressive and more complex than the nose was. Acidity gives it a dominant relief but fails to provide truly fun. It is far from being unpleasant despite the slight discomfort caused by a moderately controlled alcohol.
The final starts rather powerfully to fall after a few brief moments and only leaves the memory of some sweet overtones.
72/100
WDTSRG
Nose: Wow, disconcerting, very cool at first then opens on notes of marine iodine, seafood Then hints of citrus appear with aeration. Alcohol is discrete. Palate: Less surprising than the nose, rather light, one finds the freshness found in the nose, and alcohol is always fairly quiet. Final short enough, too bad.
65/100
WDTSRG
Comment by ALouis
Color: Amber
Nose: The nose marked by sherry notes with high sulfur.
I do not like sulfur in a whisky but after 30 min of ventilation a few other flavors were discovered behind but, you still have to shop around.
So we have then caramel, sweet notes, some spice and orange.
Palate: The palate does not show sulfur, thank you.
But there is an astringency due to wood and not much more.
Short finish.
60/100

Tobermory

Ledaig 10 years

Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
46,3 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
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WDTSRG84/100
Ledaig 10
Personal Comment
WDTSRG
Comment by Mars
Marine nose with iodine, pear and some new make, fireworks powder. There's a farmy side of seaweed and lemon.
It is well melted, powerful, slightly aggressive and bold.
Taste: Lemon, oily, sweet, spicy (no trace of wood). There are also mint tea (a lot) and licorice. The whole is melted.
Finish: greasy smoke and lemon galore. It is sweet and spicy (still no trace of wood). There is mint, lots of tea, licorice, vegetables and traces of exotic fruit and grapefruit.
It's cool and sickly at once.
93/100
WDTSRG
Nose: probably Islay (Ardbeg?). Lots of peat, although fat and medicinal. Organic soil, dry grass,
Palate: Warm, alcohol although present but not disturbing at all ... Many peat. A little pepper, fresh mint. Palace faithful to the nose.
Very long finish on good fat peat.
88/100
WDTSRG
Comment by PatGVA
N: smoked ham, cold ashes, dark chocolate, intense, accurate, balanced white fruit.
B: very nice mouth similar to the nose but with greater amplitude. lining the mouth, slight edge burning, bitter chocolate.
F: long, white fruit, dark chocolate, very broad, balanced and super nervous whisky.
88/100
WDTSRG
Comment by ALouis
Color: pale gold
Nose: peat like Talisker's with these notes of iodine and pepper.
Monolithic but pleasant enough.
Peat, iodine and some citrus in the background.
Palate: The palate is more by islay, starts strong on peat, the cold ashes and earthy notes.
It was a bit of lemon in the background as well as as iodine and seaweed.
Finish long enough on peat and a slight astringency.
86/100
WDTSRG
Comment by Piazzolla
Nose: mineral, iodine / peaty, sweet
Taste: greasy texture really nice, sweet, consistent with the nose,
Finish: quite long on a dry peat and a slightly pepper

86/100
WDTSRG
Comment by Blackmalt
Color: light gold
Nose: Strong, slightly peaty, slightly metallic. Well farmer thereafter. With aeration, yellow fruits and a little taste of 'Petit Beurre Lu "and coffee.
Taste: Hot, hot, ashy. Less powerful than the nose. Always the smell of farm and this fruity side.
Finish: Long on ashes, a slight bitterness. A taste of camphor, exotic fruits. A little hot on the back palate.
86/100
WDTSRG
Comment by RX21
Nose: Peat
Taste: oily peat, vetiver
Finish: quite short
86/100
WDTSRG
Comment by Bpoujol
Straw color.
Vanilla nose. Lot of smoke. Light fruity notes, citrus. Farmy, iodized.
Palate first a little fruity and then peat (dry) takes over. Salt. Slight, lack of "body". A little watery.
Final quite long, on the smoke. Dry peat. Salt.
This whisky is a not very complex but well done. The mouth is a little too weak.
85/100
WDTSRG
Comment by Sebou007
Color: Gold
Nose: first touches of lemon and tropical fruit (pineapple) accompanied by a thin peat and a light and subtle scent of roasted almonds, coarse salt and pepper.
Alcohol very well integrated.
Taste: delicate notes of lemon and praline (or brittle). A dram a little watery, a bit too much for my taste. A bit of chocolate milk. Ash and smoke iodine.
Finish: medium long in the on lemon and smoke.
85/100
WDTSRG
Comment by Canis_Lupus
Colour: White gold silk.
Nose: peaty nose first, gin. Rather vegetal or floral, evokes a bit of a potpourri. Crusts of a little stale white bread . Some minerality somewhat waxy. Kernel of fruit. One has a presentiment of a bitter woody taste.
Mouth: very sweet, very smooth palate, little consistency. The palate develops gradually over a pleasant sweet and peaty notes, slightly honeyed. Harmonious and balanced. Very nice melted.
Final: On fruit, with dry peat moss and a hint of smoke. Elegant and good length.
84/100
WDTSRG
Comment by Alexandre
The nose opens with notes of peat smoke. The setting is quickly established, but without power nor sophistication. Moreover, notes of fresh herbs and lemon prevent it from being called "peat monster." Aeration confirm this: sweetness and honey take soon place in the nose, before the lemon, peat, salt and tar reminds us of the marine influence of this whisky. A nice range of flavours, a bit sober nevertheless.

The mouth opens on a very syrupy, it's almost a surprise. Orange, dark chocolate, orange peel, all on a cereal lawn, make the palate very soft, pleasant and surprising. Then hints of peat, tar, and especially smoke complement the whole, without, again, becoming too powerful. They are well, nearly too much controlled. A fresh and smooth Whisky, lacking of a little strength.

The final, rather long, is dominated by flavours of smoke and salt, almost fruity ones - too light to be further described- trying vainly to make room. A memory iodized salt remains in the mouth for many minutes.

In conclusion, we must wait for the final to feel a little power. This whisky is still well built, refined and quite complex.
84/100
WDTSRG
Comment by Oshen
Nose: Sweet, one feels first peat and smoke. There is a certain freshness. Gradually farmy notes appear , barns, manure. After a while these farmy notes make room to medicinal notes, disinfectant spray.
Palate: The attack is powerful on peat and smoke, especially smoke. There is salt, lots of salt. A hint of citrus, mostly on orange.
Finish: Quite long, mainly on smoke and salt.
84/100
WDTSRG
Comment by Jmputz
Colour: Straw
Quite a present peat at the nose. Some smells of barn and undergrowth in the background. Hints of walnuts, peat and bitterness clearly dominate.
The mouth is slightly more expressive than the nose. First some fresh fruit followed by some nice spicy notes, still with the smoke of peat in the background, hints of chocolate milk. A nice balance and a perfectly controlled alcohol.
The finish length is medium and it does not betray the mouth. A first impression followed by fresh and spicy notes of cold ashes.
Quite a nice and easy to drink whisky.
83/100
WDTSRG
Comment by Dadamien
The nose, very expressive! Straightforward notes of peat, somewhat dirty, somewhat stable, but a pervasive and a little sickening smell of peanuts. Then more citrus notes, lemon. Vanilla enhances with the time. On the palate, quite soft, peat, light smoke, marine, citrus, lemon, a little cloying. Dirty. Tar, one side animal, fish (haddock). A little tnagy, long finish in the line of to the mouth.
83/100
WDTSRG
Comment by GaxMalt31
Nose: This is a fighter, very punchy, grassy, peaty and salty, then becomes fruity (raspberry), tip of licorice and honey. Quite amazing and complex, it deserves further analysis. I'm guess it is a cask strength.
Taste: The alcohol is less present, more controlled, creamy texture, are we really dealing with a cask strenght? Taste of fresh bread crust, peat, light licorice, always salt and the spices (thyme).
Final: good fresh light on the peat, the fatty side persists. Peat lovers should enjoy it.
83/100
WDTSRG
Comment by Amor57
The first nose is smoky with strong hints of burnt rubber. Quickly the palette is enriched with apricot, toast, honey, almond biscuit and honey. I note also traces of clove and vanilla. Failing to be rich, the nose is accurate, clear and presents well defined flavors.
On the palate, the attack is spicy and sweet. Supposed to soften the caramel but a little sickening, the hazelnut, peat and some exotic fruits decorated eucalyptus form the panel.
The final, low-intensity and medium length opens with a mixture of sweet - salty, peat and spice. These will soon be enriched with mint and eucalyptus too.
83/100
WDTSRG
Comment by Savoureur
Appearance: clear Riesling, slender legs that flow slowly
Nose: medium intensity, alcohol moderately well integrated (manifested by a tingling if the nose is too close the glass), mix peat / smoke and lemon, perhaps green apple
Mouth: moderate, peat dominant with lemony acidity and a little malt
Finale: Short to medium
Conclusion: A simple but pleasant nose, a mouth on the profile of young peaty (I relishes but are not particularly valued by many) well done.
83/100
WDTSRG
Comment by Pompix
On the nose, malt, peat, rubber and herbs do battle but failed to flatter my snout.
The palate is malty, medium peaty, relatively simple without being disagreeable.
The finish is medium long and has notes of nuts.
80/100
WDTSRG
Comment by Jean-Michel
Colour: Straw with hints of salmon.
Nose: Peat and diluted iris powder. Maybe some strawberry puree, but at this point, the flavors seem to be stuck at the bottom of the glass due to excessive dilution. By dipping the nose in the glass, you end up catching some tail of distillation notes (old Salers cheese), and some coffee, but God, all that is distant and discreet!
Palate: The attack is soft and sweet, not unpleasant, but without much flavor, without great power. Sugar water that adds to the cold ashes, and some sweet licorice. And not much else. Nothing needy, but it lacks punch, taste, personality.
Final: Vanishes quickly, leaving only the acrid smoke. Like drinking a glass of water behind a cigarette.

72/100

Tobermory

Ledaig, 2005 Bourbon Hogshead

Age
6 years
Alcohol percentage
53,6 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask number
single cask 12027
Dates
Distil: 11/2005 Bottling: 05/2012
Bottle
180 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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83/100
Personal Comment

Color: White Wine
The nose is peaty immediately. Smell of barbecue ashes, nice smoke. The nose is pleasant without being complex.
On the palate this whiskey seems pretty watery, tastes seem diluted before returning to power after a few moments. We are still dealing with the same notes of peat and smoke. The taste is agreeable, although it lacks a little originality.
Finish: long and peaty, in perfect harmony with the mouth.
83/100


Tobermory

Distilled 1994, 18 years

Collection
Barrel Selection
Age
18 years
Alcohol percentage
54,3 %
Bottler
Wilson & Morgan
Cask
sherry finish
Dates
Distil: 1994 Bottling: 2013
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81/100
Personal Comment
Color: Gold
A strong smell of yeast, rather characteristic of Tobermory emerges from this whisky. Smell that I never could appreciate. After a few minutes of aeration, some fruity notes appear, but did not manage to give complexity and balance that I like in a whisky.
After a bleak nose, mouth has sweet and little accurate notes. A mixture of yeast and alcohol first but evolving all the same to warm notes failing to be really nice.
The finish is short, and extends the mouth.
81/100

Ledaig Not in collection

Tobermory

Ledaig

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
43 %
Bottler
Official
links & average quote
69/100
Ledaig
Personal Comment
Comment by Johannes_Sauer
Colour: Bright white wine, Riesling, beautiful
Nose: Strong peat with some strange stingy vinegar-acid added which you can also call grated lemon peel. A quite unbalanced unpleasant nose. Any softer malty notes are displaced by this first impression, which leaves no room for any complexity.
Palate: Leather appears, comfortable old armchairs. The vinegar steps back in favour of more maltiness. The whole whisky is gaining more complexity and more with water added, but even then the vinegar is detectable.
Finish: The armchair and the bit of complexity vanishes, the peat is leaving soft traces on the tongue. All this soon over....
Conclusion: A dram that leaves me helpless: If the ingredients were more balanced, it could be a good whisky comparable with Jura or Pulteney, perhaps some more year! s in the cask could do.
69/100

Tobermory

1974

Age
22 years
Alcohol percentage
43 %
Bottler
Official
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70/100
Personal Comment

Tobermory

Ledaig 20 years

Age
20 years
Alcohol percentage
43 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 1979 Bottling: 1999
links & average quote
BT2008 0/100
Personal Comment

Tobermory

1993-2004

Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
43 %
Bottler
Signatory
links & average quote
79/100
Ledaig Signatory 10 ans
Personal Comment

Tobermory

1995

Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Murray McDavid
links & average quote
72/100
Tobermory Murray McDavid
Personal Comment

Tobermory

10 years, Chieftain's Chooice

Collection
Chieftain's Choice
Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
61,3 %
Bottler
Ian McLeod
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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88/100
Ledaig 10 CS
Personal Comment
Comment by Thomas Widter
The Mull-based distillery Ledaig (Tobermory) might not be one of the most respected distilleries. Whether or not you appreciate dry malts tends to decide if you think differently or not (I do). This very smoky bottle might make indeed have an even more profound influence on your opinion. Admittedly, I am Swiss, which might contribute to my fondness of this malt: It smells and tates like really old rancid cheese. But in a good, if not to say truly great way. If Ardbeg has some kind of smoked-meat-taste to it, this is the cheese version. This malt makes the most out of the foundation any Tobermory contains, a mix of flowery dryness and... maybe roasted peanuts? All of that is still there, but amplied and added to in a beautiful way. You might enjoy Tobermory malts more, or in a different way, once you've had a dram of this terrific Ledaig.
88/100


Tobermory

Ledaig 31 years

Collection
Chieftain's Choice
Age
31 years
Alcohol percentage
54,8 %
Bottler
Ian McLeod
Cask
Sherry Hogshead
Cask number
single cask 1710
Dates
Distil: 04-1973 Bottling: 04-2004
Bottle
114 btls
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Forum 92/100
Personal Comment

Tobermory

Ledaig 1973-2006

Age
33 years
Alcohol percentage
48 %
Bottler
The Whisky Fair
Cask
Bourbon Hogshead
Dates
Distil: 06-1973 Bottling: 12-2006
Bottle
281 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
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Forum 89/100
Personal Comment

Tobermory

Ledaig, 12 years

Collection
Barrel Selection
Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Wilson & Morgan
Dates
Distil: 1998 Bottling: 2011
Particularity
(exclusively for LMDW)
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89/100
Ledaig Wilson Morgan
Personal Comment

Tobermory

Ledaig 5 y.o, 2005

Collection
Berry's Own Selection
Age
5 years
Alcohol percentage
61,1 %
Bottler
Berry Bros and Rudd
Cask
Refill sherry butt
Cask number
single cask 900012
Dates
Distil: 2005 Bottling: 2010
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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85/100
Personal Comment

Tobermory

Ledaig 1972-2005

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
48,9 %
Bottler
Alambic Classique
Cask
Oloroso Butt
Cask number
single cask 8721
Dates
Distil: 1972 Bottling: 2005
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 91/100
Personal Comment

Tobermory

Ledaig 1973-2013

Age
40 years
Alcohol percentage
48,2 %
Bottler
Alambic Classique
Cask
Sherry Oloroso
Cask number
single cask 13310
Dates
Distil: 1972 Bottling: 2013
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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91/100
Personal Comment

Tobermory

Ledaig, 2005-2013

Collection
Duck Edition
Age
8 years
Alcohol percentage
55,2 %
Bottler
Whisky-Fassle
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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89/100
Personal Comment

Tobermory

Ledaig 1998-2011

Age
13 years
Alcohol percentage
61,2 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
Sherry butt
Cask number
single cask 11010
Dates
Distil: 04/1998 Bottling: 08/2011
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 92/100
Personal Comment

Tobermory

Ledaig 9 years

Collection
The dram
Age
9 years
Alcohol percentage
50,5 %
Bottler
Whisky Doris
Cask
Refill sherry butt
Dates
Distil: 2001 Bottling: 2011
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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links & average quote
84/100
Personal Comment

Tobermory

Ledaig 1998-2010

Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
61,8 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask number
single cask 800025
Dates
Distil: 03/04/1998 Bottling: 09/2010
Bottle
208 of 256 btls
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BT2013 88/100
Ledaig Mos
Personal Comment

Tobermory

1997 Archives

Collection
Fishes of Samoa
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
62,8 %
Bottler
Whiskybase
Cask
Hogshead
Cask number
single cask 900092
Dates
Distil: 2005 Bottling: 2013
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 87/100
Ledaig 2005 Archives
Personal Comment

Tobermory

1996

Age
17 years
Alcohol percentage
56,8 %
Bottler
Glen Fahrn
Cask number
single cask 446
Dates
Distil: 1996 Bottling: 2012
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 84/100
Personal Comment

Tobermory

15 years Age Matters

Age
15 years
Alcohol percentage
51,9 %
Bottler
The Whiskyman
Dates
Distil: 1997 Bottling: 2013
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 87/100
Personal Comment

Tobermory

Ledaig 16 years

Collection
Authentic Collection
Age
16 years
Alcohol percentage
55,7 %
Bottler
Cadenhead
Cask
Bourbon Hogshead
Dates
Distil: 1993 Bottling: 2009
Bottle
271 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
links & average quote
Forum 86/100
Personal Comment

Tobermory

1972-2014

Age
41 years
Alcohol percentage
51 %
Bottler
Alambic Classique
Cask number
single cask 14308
Dates
Distil: 1972 Bottling: 2014
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 91/100
Personal Comment

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