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Overall rating
86.85/100
votes
16
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Claxton's (Cl)
Bottling serie
The Single Cask
Vintage
03.09.2008
Bottled
09.10.2019
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt & Oloroso Octave Finish
Casknumber
1981-52E
Number of bottles
68
Strength
54.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
The Old Pipe Exclusive
Added on
26 Nov 2019 7:32 pm by McBox jr
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 84.95

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16 × member ratings

29 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tobermory 2008 Cl

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.85 points

  1. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Poured this one in the glass straight after the disappointing 20yo 1995 from CL. Immediately this gives a better impression. Do not add water, it turns more into a glenSherry kind of whisky.
    • Nose
      A great ‘dirty’ nose dipped into the (oloroso) sherry. Tobermory is still very alive after an intens maturation on a butt and an agressive finish on a small octave. A very lively nose giving the earthy side of tobermory with lots of fresh red fruits, raisins and spices. Water releases creaminess and oak influences, but it also presses the earthiness to the background.
    • Taste
      Rounded, creamy, sweet and a wee sour. On the palate it is all about sherry. Loads of red fruit dominate here and I don’t recognize a lot of Tobermory on the palate. There is a peppery nite at the end.
    • Finish
      Finish is long due to the high level of sherry influences. Luckily there is a little more Tobermory in the finish again. There are hints of dirt/mud and walnuts.

      It’s a pleasant not to complex sipper. Nose and finish keep the balance just on the right side of what else would have been called a GlenSherry in my book (As long as you don’t add water).

  2. Defeatless scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Quite a good whisky. There have been quite some variations of this style of Tobermory around these days. This one is a tad expensive though I like it.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Full on sherry nose, load of sweet/sour/red fruit candy. Little bit of straw in the background. I like this style. The sherry is absolutely clearly there, but doesn't kick away all of the spirit.
      With water: much more relaxed. Some caramel and vanilla show up.
    • Taste
      88 88
      A little aggressive. This one can use some water. But in general a lot of sweetness from the sherry cask a load of red fruits.
      With water: Tamed this one with 6ml water on a 30ml pour. Much more fruity and sweeter. Although after a while a little sour hint pops up.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium-long length. There is again a lot of the red fruitella sweets and a bit of sawdust. Fades away sweet and a hint of straw.
      With water: not much of a difference.

  3. Rien scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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