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Overall rating
86.71/100
votes
16
Whiskybase ID
WB101301
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Valinch & Mallet (V&M)
Bottling serie
Lost Drams Collection
Vintage
1995
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
17-2022
Number of bottles
124
Strength
51.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
21 Sep 2017 5:29 pm by WhiskyFan2112
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 173.53

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16 × member ratings

12 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tobermory 1995 V&M

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.71 points

  1. Highlander65 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Great malt, rich and complex. Alcohol is not felt at all
    • Nose
      dry, a little dirty, rubber, metal. An important and well balanced nose
    • Taste
      spicy, oily, marine, sweet but not too much
    • Finish
      long, it changes and after a while a sweet and marzipan note comes out, leaving a very good mouth

  2. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Like this one very much. One of the better Tobermory I've had IMHO. Flavors are more crisp and not muddied like others I've had from this distillery.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Cooked ham, struck match, nutty, chocolate, perhaps some mint as well, hint of lemon, salty
    • Taste
      88 88
      Salt, cooked ham, lemon juice, chocolate, smoke
    • Finish
      90 90
      Pepper sprinkled on ham, nutty, lemony, some chocolate mint distantly

  3. Simo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    To be honest, I am not well versed in Tobermory (if we mean the unpeated version and not Ledaig of which I have tried many more). This is only my 8th in approx. 3500 whiskies tasted. Why is that? Is there so little available or do I think it’s just not sexy enough. Not sure. This 22 Year Old sherry matured Tobermory was bottled at cask strength by the Italian Valinch & Mallet.

    The nose is rife with redwood, which is immediately supported by red fruit and gooseberries with a hint of zespri. Rum raisins. Loads of caramel and cardamom, plant roots, something milky and, last but not least, some woodsmoke. The redwood gave me a scare at first, but after five minutes in the glass, this becomes an impressive and very pleasing nose.

    It is quite powerful, piquant and sweet on the palate. Turkish Delight and some of that Turkish heavy pastry with raisins and dades. The tannins still speak, but without becoming overbearing. Apricot and orange marmalade. Cardamom, chili pepper and liquorice. And again a bit ht of smoke (could this be Ledaig in disguise?). I’m very impressed.

    The finish is exquisitely long and spicy until the very last moment.

    Impressive Tobermory, which I believe to be a Ledaig in disguise. Around 160 EUR. Recommended.

  5. biscolino scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      85 85

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