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Overall rating
92.03/100
votes
184
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

€ 910,00

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184 × member ratings

188 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tobermory 1972

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.03 points

  1. feeroff scored this whisky 93 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. kimmosuo scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. huseeraaja scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. ctu scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Nice balances, oloroso and oak is not too heavy, the distillery character felt well.
    • Nose
      Peat, salted minerals, sherry, gunpowder, tobacco, honey, herbals, earth and citruses.
    • Taste
      Oily. Forest fruits, sherry, cocoa, chamomile, chewing gum, spicy oak and ash.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy with oak and ash.

  5. Falnor scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. 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...

  7. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Not unique, but certainly a very, very good, well-balanced sherried Tobermory that is better and more "smooth" and less dirty than the Glengoyne 25 OB or a recent Glendronach 1990 26yo #2973. No sulfur. Kinda dusty, leathery (typical older Tobermory/Ledaig), and has this hay in a barnyard component in addition to its well-integrated sherry. I would buy this if it was less than $400, but nowadays, impossible. I'm glad to have tried it but will not compete for these in auctions.

  8. sagara-kun scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    23/03/2017: A good big Sherry. Still well wooded but really very nice. 90/100

    17/11/2018: Always very woody. A little more leather in the mouth and a little mushroom. 90/100
    • Nose
      Very sherry. Wood thoroughly, well integrated because fresh. And citrus fruits (lemons)

      A little chlorophile. Gunpowder.

      Medicinal herb, licorice. Leather.
    • Taste
      Mouth very woody. Red fruits. Strawberry, currant. A lot of alcohol. A little acid.
    • Finish
      Final. Long and strong on strawberry, wood (sawdust), spices.

      Coffee bitterness

  9. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 592 € at Whiskyauction in Feb. 2016

  10. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Moderator

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

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