Tobermory 14yr old 2007 58.7% ABV SMWS 42.74  Flaming sheep (Blind tasted).

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Category-Single Malt, Distillery-Tobermory, Bottler-The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS), Bottling serie-Flaming sheep, Vintage-29.03.2007, Stated Age-14 years old, Cask type-Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead, Cask number-42.74, Number of bottles-235, Strength-58.7 % , Vol/Size-700 ml.

This whisky was blind tasted with the Blind Tasting Consortium’s 19th session, the whiskies were selected by Callum (@glen_scotia) and Kate (@kccjf), both Twitter, as it was their 30th wedding anniversary.


Appearance

Very light gold in colour, white wine like to be honest, with a medium thick swirl line that quickly drops thick legs. 

Nose

We’re straight in with plenty of peat with this dram, barbecue fire with sizzling meat juices, and hot freshly mashed potatoes 🥰. Tropical fruits and bubblegum sweetness come through next, then an oil aroma, a slight menthol whiff, and raw linseed.

Palate

Good mouthfeel, and yes definitely peated, and spicy too. The tropical fruits from the nose are here, along with stoned fruits. Royal icing brings even more sweetness, and then a milky coffee flavour starts to develop. Red berries and a New make spirit feel come towards the end of the mid palate.

Finish

Lovely and long, peat continues to come through, stoned fruits, barbecue bacon, cigar leaves and dunnage.

My thoughts

Well, for me this is a “belter” and out of the 5 blind drams i rated this one as my favourite, and gave it 5 out of 5 points. After finding out that is came from the Tobermory distillery i wasn’t surprised, i’m a huge fan of Tobermory and their peated Ledaig whiskies, they are so overlooked. In my opinion this is amongst the best Ledaig iv’e tasted, jeez i’d love a bottle 🥰.


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Photo credit: Whisky Agents.

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