Bought – Morrisons, 18th February 2014
85/100 – Whisky Bible 2014
86/100 – Ralfy (video review below)
79/100 – Malt Maniacs (average from 4 reviewers)
There I was, minding my own business and not thinking about Tobermory whisky, when Morrisons supermarket reduced it to a tempting price. I still have the miniature 10yo I posted about on my blog last year! I haven’t tasted it but at 46.3% alcohol, non-chill filtered, and getting good reviews, why not have the full 70cl?! I didn’t take much convincing to buy it. I can now split the miniature with my brother during a tasting session in the knowledge I have plenty more where that came from!
The rating for the Tobermory 10yo hasn’t changed from 2013 to 2014 in the Whisky Bible, remaining at an excellent 85/100 which is “very good to excellent whisky definitely worth buying”. I’ve included the Malt Maniacs rating which, at 79/100, is also a very good mark.
Here’s Ralfy’s review on You Tube (October 2012):
Bought – Drink Supermarket, 28th July 2013
85/100 – Whisky Bible 2013
86/100 – Ralfy, of www.ralfy.com
Review: – Ralfy – Tobermory 10yo – YouTube
Bought – Morrisons, 2nd September 2013
Sadly no review from the Whisky Bible or Ralfy for this one so I’m out on a wing and a prayer. In general the versions of the Ledaig score pretty well in the bible with the 12yo going as high as 90/100. Two versions of the 10yo get in the mid eighties but one unfortunately only crawls in with 63/100. Let’s hope this NAS hasn’t got some of the latter in it! But what attracted me to this particular bottle was a) it’s price (less than £20 for a full 70cl) and b) general comments on forums that it was a good entry-level malt. Not necessarily sophisticated but at the same time you’re not going to spit it out over the cat. Unless you’re wanting a mad malty moggy eating your face in gratitude! 🙂
Update (January 2016) – Unfortunately this Ledaig has been discontinued but bottles are still available in certain stores as well as at auction. Whiskybase list it here where it scores a respectable 76.71 from 37 member votes. Below is a video review by Mark Dermul about this Ledaig and I agree with him that it’s extremely drinkable!