Tobermory 17-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Distillery Exclusive
Stated Age
17 years old
Madeira Wine Cask Finish
Number of bottles
55.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L1803453 L5 xx:xx 18116
Added on
16 Aug 2018 4:35 pm by Mondrian
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 114.56

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58 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Tobermory 17-year-old

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.09 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur


    A distillery exclusive always captures my attention. After all, if you can only get it at the distillery, surely it must be special. Only 990 bottles of this Tobermory were released after a maturation of 17 years, the last months spent on a Madeira cask. That’s a fortified wine from the eponymous Portuguese island off the coast of Africa.

    The somewhat wild, untamed DNA of Tobermory shows itself immediately – wet earth, wilted flowers, yeast and some freshly sawed wood in this case – but is joined quickly by light woodsmoke and sweetness in the guise of apricot pastry, gooseberries, marzipan and err… wood glue? Reminds me a bit of the glue I used in pre-school.

    This translates on the palate into sauerkraut with caramel – yup! – marzipan, smoked ham and lots of pepper. Black pepper to be precise as well as some cloves. Lots of woodsmoke which again makes me think about the peated brother Ledaig. The alcohol is well integrated, making this a very enjoyable malt.

    In the long finish, the spiciness arrives first (with a surprising salty note), then the sweetness of the Madeira to end in a bitter note.

    Layered, daring, successful Tobermory.

  2. wncvirus scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Light smoke, sweet elements
    Taste: first in the foreground of the plan combined with light dry and spices. Rather not very complex. In addition, the aroma is medium-strong.
    Rating: 87 | 100 Finish rather short, slightly spicy

  3. Joint86 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    An interesting, but far from the most successful Tobermory release
    • Nose
      light smoke, yeast, pastries
    • Taste
      smoked meats, caramel, sauerkraut
    • Finish
      long, astringent, spicy

  4. ballunder scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Sugar mixed with spice. Very pungent nose. A thick, oily malt. Quite nutty to my palate on the entry. Very creamy, almost like a liqueur. (A lot of) Spice comes in late. The same orange and fruits on the nose repeat on the palate. No , or hardly any, bitterness. A very enjoyable dram. Delicious.

  5. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Moderator

    Ralfy review 762: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZzC3XITrNY (91/100).

    "This is what you would describe as a condensed malt."

  6. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. MadScientist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85


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