BTC: Sample 2 (Tobermory 10, 46.3%)

The second day of Blind Tastings. Another wild guess. The guys who organized it sure picked some completely random whiskies from what was available in the country. I didn’t make top 15 yesterday (from about 30 contestants) so I did want to get at least some points this time.

Fresh and grassy. Very light and thin, but with quite some spicy notes. Doughy as well. The spices weren’t very sharp, but more towards cake or baking spices.

Dry and a bit chalky in texture. The flavour is not really bad at all but there just isn’t happening a lot. White pepper with some orchard fruit.

What finish? This one was gone immediately with only some cereal and/or grain being picked up.

Another dram that doesn’t get me running to the store. On the palate it did some nice things, but the nose and finish were quite boring. The slight fruity hint on the palate was the best part. Another lazy cask? My guess was Tobermory. The new 10 year old. It would be a slight improvement over the old one, and that what I heard about it. 46.3% seemed about right as well. What was it?

Aberfeldy 11, Creative Whisky CompanyAberfeldy 11, 11-4-2000 – 2011, 45.8%, Creative Whisky Company, Exclusive Range

So, a bit more points than yesterday with only one year off and half a percent. Again, wrong about the region and distillery. This is getting annoying and I am starting to doubt myself… I knew I was bad at blind tastings, but this surprises even myself. I hope to get some more points tonight. I guess I am about 20th to 25th place right now. Dangling at the bottom!

2 stars


About Sjoerd de Haan-Kramer

I'm a web developer at Emakina. I'm highly interested in booze, with a focus on whisk(e)y. I like to listen to loads of music and read quite some books. I'm married to Anneke, have a daughter Ot, a son Moos and a cat called Kikker (which means Frog, in Dutch). I live in Krommenie, The Netherlands.
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One Response to BTC: Sample 2 (Tobermory 10, 46.3%)

  1. Antoine says:

    Since some data was known for this sample, i guessed it right. I thought it was highland; the ABV could be calculated… was a big help.

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