Second, of 4 samples very generously gifted to me by Scotty’s Drams, this Tobermory is from Robertson’s Of Pitlochry, a large off-license who stock a wide range of whiskies and gins from local distilleries to distilleries from across the globe.
I can’t find any further info than that kindly included on the sample label. It’s 61.3% ABV, NCF, natural colour, cask 702603 and bottle 268 of 298.
Appearance: Apple juice, a shade darker than white wine. Medium legs form and headline swirl mark.
Nose: Decent ethanol hit. Lemon pepper, honey, salted nuts, cereal and frosted sugar sweetness.
As the glass matures the nose morphs into a lovely fresh and zesty experience. Lemon sherbert, mixed sweet shop aromas, some fresh cut grass and burnt toast with butter.
Palate: Malt, lemon zest, warming spices (cinnamon, white pepper and cardamon) and slightly floral. I think that there are some softer more subtle baking notes behind the heavier citrus ones, but they never evolve and become more prominent, unfortunately.
Finish: A touch metallic, white pepper, bitter lemon and blood orange.
Overall: It’s a nice drop but not to my personal tastes. There’s plenty of complexity and lots to discover though, it’s a dram that will keep you entertained and looking for new aromas and flavours.