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Scapa 16 year old reviewOctober 21, 2014
WHEN WE WERE KINGS – again
Edgy and sweet, malty with stingy fruits. One famous line comes to mind: “floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee”. Since Muhammad Ali is only in one movie according to imdb.com, I had to use When We Were Kings, which I’ve used before (but for a different reason).
Tobermory 10YO is like watching Muhammad Ali perform. presenting itself with sensitivity and force. Apparently this 10 year old whisky from the Isle of Mull has been improved a lot. I’ve heard that the old version wasn’t good, so great job Tobermory, this whisky is excellent!
Nose: Sugared barley with oak and spicy notes. Very fresh nose! Some ginger and dryness with toast.
Taste: Sweet with honey. Nicely sharp with dried fruits, oak and peppery tones.
Finish: Nice and long with mild spices and dry notes. Malt and herbs are strong.
Balance: Refreshing dram, dry and crispy but not too sharp and stingy. Great whisky indeed!
Nose: 22 | Taste: 23 | Finish: 22 | Balance: 22
Overall score: 89
Region: Isle of Mull