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Tobermory 1972

Overall rating
92.11/100
votes
221
Whiskybase ID
WB1037
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1972
Bottled
17.05.2005
Stated Age
32 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Casks Finish
Number of bottles
1710
Strength
49.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Red Label
Bottle code
P004993 5146 L16
Added on
09 Dec 2007 4:34 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1355.39

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221 × member ratings

219 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tobermory 1972

28 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.11 points

  1. HwiskyNut scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    A beautiful balanced rounded bolt. The dizzying dance of sherry and oak on the edge of the stage (23)
    • Nose
      TOBERMORY, Red label, 32 yo (1972-17.05.2005), 49.5%, Oloroso Sherry Casks Finish, bottle # 1149 of 1710, WB (1037): 91.72 (128), www.whiskybase.com/whisky/1037/ A dense, gruff groove, even a pear cake from an oven, even a dusty attic stuffed to the brink of large dried pears, a grandmother's cough syrup (like a chlorophyllite for gargling) with some medicinal herbs like wormwood, fechel, anise, mint, thyme and more knows what, cocoa beans, dark grapes with sour plum, toasted hazelnuts with pecans in buckwheat honey, tobacco with gunpowder and stuffed with balsamic sauce, fatty jamon Iberico, cognac notes, grandfather tincture on orange peel in a damp cellar in an oak barrel (24)
    • Taste
      Grandmother's cough syrup with dominant aronia blackberry and chamomile, traditional medicine shop with healing herbs, oak on the verge of collapse as well as round soft sherry, which somersault one another, leather sofa in hot summer, nut buttery astringent mouth, cocoa powder with spoon, white pepper, jam from black currant (23)
    • Finish
      Prolonged, warming, medicinal. Sticky oily dirty old leather chair made of sandalwood in a dusty library, nutmeg, forest berries on wet ground, plum dark pastille with licorice (23)

  2. MaltMartin scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Fantastic whisky. I'm so glad I was born in 1972!
    • Nose
      What a delicious nose! Rich, fragrant with lots of sherry, raisins but also peat.
    • Taste
      Deep powerful sherry, lots of tannins but still in balance, smoky. Wonderfull.
    • Finish
      Long, warming and sweet.

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Verging on superb, which is not an accolade I use very often
    • Nose
      94 94
      After the 1969 Glengoyne OB cask 1, this is another lively sherried nose with real depth.
      Multi layered, all sorts of things going on, blackcurrant, blackberry, damson, a little red currant , it is basically a jammy nose, just the sort I like.
      Hints of polish and varnished wood just add to the overall experience and then it gets a little floral.
      In whisky terms it is hard to improve on a nose like this.
      It just keeps growing and developing in your glass
    • Taste
      95 95
      Really rich sherry and very spicy but also a little bitterness from the cask at first. With some old sherry you can almost taste the wood and see exactly how it has affected the spirit, this is one of those whiskies, it is walking a tightrope between mouth-watering sherry and too much bitterness from the wood.
      After a big scrap the sherry wins and retrieves things, that is what a quality sherry cask can do, even at this age and there it is the sweetness returns, in spades, wow, that is pure quality, 94.5 for the palate.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Good length and the fight between the wood and spirit returns but the sherry wins out again,

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Best sherried Scotch whisky 1936 vintage onwards, 75 whiskies tasted.

    This whisky was 16th ,out of 75

    Whisky Heaven 96 points average.

    1) Glen Cawdor 1964/1983 43%Duthies for Samaroli 95/96/96 - 96

    Gold Medal Drams 95 Points average

    2) Caperdonich 1966 32 year cask 134 53.1% Signatory 95/95/95 - 95
    3) Glen Avon 1974 sherry cask 59.9% G&M 94/95/95 - 95
    4) Inchgower 1975 25 year 49.7% cask 9176 Kingsbury 94/95/95 - 95
    5) Strathisla 1967/1986 57% Duthies for Samaroli 94/95/95- 95
    6) Glengoyne 1972 40 year 55.5% Mos 1244 Diamonds 96/95/94 - 95
    7) Inchgower 1965 39 year cask 5423 48.1% Jack Wiebers 95/94/95 – 95
    *8) Macallan 1952 15 year 80 proof Rinaldi Import* 85/96/94 – 92
    But 95 for palate & finish average.
    Note
    The Macallan 1952 probably would have come 2nd if the nose had scored similar to the palate and finish, it would be unfair to push it any further down the pecking order and it was, along with the Glen Cawdor 1964 the only whisky I gave a 96p for the palate. It is where it is because the nose let it down and had a burnt off note I did not like but the taste was lovely.

    Silver Medal Drams 94 Points average

    9) Tobermory 1972 23 year 50% MI De Viris Illlustribus 94/95/94 - 94
    10) Glenfarclas 105 40 year 60%OB 94/95/94 – 94
    11) Glen Mhor 30 year Bar Metro 60.1% 94/95/94 – 94
    12) Dallas Dhu 1982 24 year cask 3739 OB 93/95/94 - 94
    13) Springbank 35 year 46% Millenium OB 93/95/94 - 94
    14) Macallan 1939 70 proof GM OB 93/95/94 - 94
    15) Glenglassaugh 1972 38 year cask 2891 59.1% ob 94/94/95 - 94 19247
    *16) Tobermory 1972 OB purple label 32 year 49.5% 94/95/93 – 94
    17) Longmorn 1968 SMWS 7.27 53.8% 93/94/95 - 94
    18) Aberfeldy 19yr manager’s dram 1991 61.3% 94/94/94 - 94
    19) Balblair 1966 38 year 44% ob 94/94/94 - 94
    20) Speyburn 1975 cask 3413 55.4%OB 94/94/94 - 94 41085
    21) Glen Avon 15 year 57% Avonside whisky 93/94/94 – 94
    22) Glen Grant 1964 50 year cask 4462 gm 93/94/94 - 94
    23) Glenlossie 1972 17 year 57.7% Sestante 93/94/94 – 94
    24) Tamnavulin 35 year Forrester cask 3087 52.6% OB 93/94/94 - 94
    25) Blair Athol 21 year moon import the cars 93/94/94 - 94
    26) Talisker 1981 20 year 62% 93/94/94 - 94
    27 )Longmorn 1972 33 year laird bottling 43.7% 93/94/94 -94
    28) Mortlach 14 year 57% sestante 95/93/94 - 94

    Bronze Medal Drams 93 Points average

    29) Balmenach 14 year 1971 57.5% ob sestante 93/94/93 - 93
    30) Glenugie 1967 59.5% sherry wood Sestante 92/94/93 - 93
    31) Talisker 1957 57% GM black label 92/93/94 - 93
    32) Glenfarclas 21 year unblended 51.5% Edward Giaccone 93/94/92 – 93
    33) Jura 1966 30 year 51.6% cask 1868 Signatory 92/93/94 - 93
    34) springbank 1966 58.1% cask 443 LB 95/93/92 - 93
    35) Highland Park 1973 34 year OB cask 6384 46.5% 92/93/93 - 93
    36) Tamdhu 1962 44 year 43% GM 92/93/93 - 93
    37) Millburn 1967 34 year omc 50% 93/92/94 - 93
    38) Laphroaig 1998 20 year cask 700296 54.6 WM 94/92/93 93
    39) Glenrothes 1947 28 year 43% ferrarato OB 94/93/91- 93
    40) Strathisla 1963 48 year 51.8% cask 576 GM 94/92/92 – 93

    92 points average

    41) Talisker 1955 50 year Secret Stills GM 91/93/92 - 92
    42) Bunna 1968 34 year 43.5% OB 93/93/91 – 92
    43) Glengoyne 1969/98 cask 3525 51.6% OB 93/93/91 - 92
    44) Glenlochy 1965 32 year cask 1528 47.9% 92/92/93 - 92
    45) Tomintoul 1966 44 year cask 5261 49.1% JW 93/92/92 - 92
    46) Caperdonich 1972 39 year cask 52.8% TWA 91/92/93 - 92
    47) Pride of Strathspey 1939 43 year gm (Macallan) 95/92/90 - 92
    48) Macallan 1958/59 25 year Anniversary OB 94/92/91 - 92
    49) Glenlossie 1938 43 years 40% GM 93/92/91 - 92
    50) Glenrothes 1966 36 year 51.8% cask 1438 OB 94/91/91 – 92
    51) Avonside 1938 39 year 43% (Glenlivet) GM 94/92/90 - 92

    91 points average

    52) Miltonduff 1966 22 year Pluscarden Valley 58.4% 88/93/93 - 91
    53) Avonside 1938 33 year 43% (Glenlivet) GM 89/93/92 - 91
    54) Glendronach 1972 cask 706 43 year 51.1% 90/92/92 – 91
    55) Glenfarclas 1964 40 year NC 1578 Recheirich 91/92/91 - 91
    56) Strathisla Decanter, Milton Distillery, William Longmire 90/92/91 - 91
    (Very rare whisky, early 1950`s peated Strathisla)
    57) Longmorn 1972 37 year 51.3% TWA 92/91/91 -91
    58) Highland Park 1960 dumpy 17 year 43% OB Ferraretto 92/91/90 - 91
    59) Glenrothes 1972 29 year Restricted Release 43% OB 90/91/91 - 91
    60) Aberlour 1964 25 year 43% OB 93/90/91 – 91
    61) Bowmore 1956 43% OB, pure islay malt seagull label 94/90/88 – 91
    62) Macphail’s 1938 Dram Taker’s 40% GM 92/92/89 – 91
    63) Bowmore 1970 34 year cask 4689 56.6% 92/91/89 – 91

    90 points average

    64) Old Speyside 1966 40 year 45.6% Taste Still 87/92/91 - 90
    65) Strathisla 1937 37 year 40% 70 proof GM 90/91/89 – 90
    66) Highland Park dumpy 19 year 43% OB Ferraretto Imp 91/90/89 – 90
    67) Benriach 1984 28 year 50.2% cask 1050 OB 89/89/91 - 90

    89 points average & under

    68) Auchentoshan 1970 21 year 43% ob, sherry 93/87/88 - 89
    69) Longmorn 1972 39 year 45% LMDW 93/88/87 - 89
    70) Macallan 1962 25 year anniversary OB 43% 89/88/88 - 88
    71) Glen Grant 1936 decanter 50 year gm 85/89/88 - 87
    72) Ben Nevis 1967 41 year, cask 1281 49.4% 87/85/91 – 87
    73) Glen Grant 1953 58 year 47.9% GM 85/83/82 – 83
    74) Glenlossie 1975 44 year cask 2907 GM 86/65/70 – 73

    Tried right at the end Bonus Dram Daftmill cask 029/2009 sherry 61.1%
    91-92 points average

  5. Vmarcinv scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Nose - leather, light smoke, fruity sweetish, a little smoked plum, tobacco, wooden.
    Taste - Oily, still skin, dried smoked fruit, meaty, dark chocolate, dry oak from an old sherry cask, at least that's what I associate
    Finish - long, warming, tobacco, light mold, clearly smoked plum, sweet oak and finally a cigar aftertaste.
    93/4 for me

  6. de Geest scored this whisky 96 points Expert Junior

    What a beautiful sip! Thank Leon ????????
    Coolest glass ever. As a tobermory / ledaig fan super cool. This one exceeds expectations.

    Keep smelling, keep chewing

  7. prz22 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Another delicious spirit-cask balanced malt from Tobermory!
    • Nose
      94 94
      great! Complex and deep: tobacco, chocolate, green tea, dried caramel, smoked fruits, multilayered!
    • Taste
      93 93
      oily, punchy, well balanced between oaky and dry, some tannins, tobacco, herbs, really enjoyable!
    • Finish
      93 93
      long, warm, complex, woody, herbal, some chocolate, coffee, some sweetness in background, very good!

  8. Povl77 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Everything just comes together, after the slite alcohol burn, which I like, it's mouthwatering and delicious

  9. indyjones scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Wonderfull old school nose, powerfull, great sherry lots og dried fruits fantastic whisky

  10. hs305 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2009]  Together with friends I emptied bottle no. 476 that I bought for 159 Euro in November, 2008.

    [April, 2010]  Together with friends I emptied bottle no. 324 that I bought for 145 Euro in February, 2010.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 92,5 both times.  My notes state an adorable old style sherry with no flaws at all.  Dangerously quaffable...

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