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The official Dram Association review of

Old Particular - Tobermory 15

"Hay Hay My My"

The official Dram Association review of

Old Particular - Tobermory 15

"Hay Hay My My"

Dram Code: T237
Producer: Tobermory
Bottler: Douglas Laing
Region: Islands

Whisky Type: Single Malt
Cask Type: Refil Hogshead
Age: 15
ABV: 48.4%

Release: Single Cask - 1 of 349
Price: $224.26 (at time of review)

Dram Code: T237
Producer: Tobermory
Bottler: Douglas Laing
Region: Islands
Whisky Type: Single Malt
Cask Type: Refil Hogshead
Age: 15
ABV: 48.4%
Release: Single Cask - 1 of 349
Price: $224.26 (at time of review)

90.54/100

Flavour Profile:
Fruity & Spicy

Visual: 4.18 /5
Aroma: 22.69 /25

Taste: 36.89 /40
Finish: 26.78 /30

90.54/100

Flavour Profile: Fruity & Spicy

Visual: 4.18 /5 Aroma: 22.69 /25
Taste: 36.89 /40 Finish: 26.78 /30

The Unbottling Video

 

 

The Versus Results

The Tobermory 15 was victorious over the Aerolite Lyndsay in round one but lost to the gold medal-winning Girvan in the semi-finals. However, it then went on to beat the Artist Collective Pultney to take the Bronze medal.

 

 

Group Tasting Notes

These tasting notes were collected from the participants of the “Indy Vs Indy” tasting event. Sitting on a hay bale by the ocean, maple syrup mixed with olive oil, vanilla icing, and mangoes.

by | Nov 29, 2021

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Based on how scoring occurred for our early reviews, the following guide is given to members -

0-60 awful • 60-70 bad • 70-80 okay • 80-85 good • 85-90 great • 90-95 awesome • 95+ amazing

The individual scores are collected, and outliers are removed via the "agreeable group" statistical method to reduce bias and taste preferences (ie, people who score a peated whisky lowly because they don't like peat). This gives us a better idea of the overall quality of the whisky in the eyes of our members.

 

Flavour Profile

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fresh & floral
eg - blossoms, cut grass, apples, pears

fruity & spicy
eg - peach, vanilla, coconut, nutmeg

malty & dry
eg - breakfast cereal, nuts, cookies

rich & round
eg - raisins, figs, oak tannins, dates

smoky & earthy
eg - wood smoke, bacon, iodine

 

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