Tobermory 2004 Smoky & Peaty Hepburn's Choice
Added on Monday, Mar 2, 2015 at 08:42 AM
  Bottler: Hunter Laing
  Age: 8 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 2004 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 60.70 % Region: Highland
  Price: $60 Availability: Specialty Stores
Bottled 2014 for K&L   Refill Hogshead   269 Bottles
Member Ratings and Notes
On the nose there are the tequila like notes you get with young peat. The palate is similarly brash with young peat and some acidic notes that last into the peaty finish. This one tastes quite young (tasting blind I probably would have guessed it was younger than eight years), but it's fun and bold. 

n:  Lemony peat  (peat with a twist?)


p:  It's um, smoky and peaty.  Earthy and sweet style reminescent of lowland peaters although I've seen some indy Ardbegs go this way.  Mild asphalt at first.  Quite tasty and peaty really.



Pale yellow. Smoke is not in your face. Background sweetness with a good whiff of alcohol. Some off notes on the nose, a little grassy, some mint and obviously the peat. Palate is sharp. Finish is drying. [3/4/15] 

n: quite smokey, like a mezcal... *eyebrow raise* Yup. Wet green grass on a hot summer day and light lemon peel. I like this nose.


t: Still mezcal-ly, young and bright with a very Earthy peat smoke, like smoudering driftwood. Paper ash and dry white pepper in a slightly sour finish. Interesting and fun, a converstion bottle to share with friends.   [B-.] 

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