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Overall rating
87.29/100
votes
66
Whiskybase ID
WB147190
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Vintage Malt Whisky Co Ltd. (VM)
Bottling serie
The Cooper's Choice
Bottled
05.12.2019
Casktype
1st Fill Oloroso Sherry Butt
Casknumber
2639
Number of bottles
360
Strength
57.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
22 Jan 2020 10:26 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 91.84

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Whisky Reviews for Tobermory Sherry Bomb VM

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.29 points

  1. NorthCoast500 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    True to its name... sherry, sherry, sherry!!! Typical oloroso nose with lots of dark red fruits and a bit of tobacco and leather. The same on the palate, but here the oak is more present. Long finish, which gets a bit bitter in the end. Well done.

  2. ardbank did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    According to Andrew Crook at The Vintage Malt Whisky Company this bottling was distilled in 2013, making it 6 years old with its late 2019 bottling.

  3. Cubey666 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
      cherries and forest fruits, chocolate mouse, blackberries, a hint of smoke, bit of caramel syrup, whiff of parsley
    • Taste
      85 85
      red fruit, warm, light wood tones, liquorice root with mocha, thick and fatty texture.
    • Finish
      84 84
      smooth, whiff of smoke, red pepperish hot

  4. wncvirus scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Sweet treats, light smoke, cookies
    Taste: Pleasant to perceive, sweet with smoky tea. Pretty strong aroma. Of course, a lot of sherry in taste.
    Rating: 88 | 100 Quite long finish with a hint of sweet smoke. Fine whisky!

  5. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Cough Syrup & Tomato Soup

    Cooper’s Choice – a label of the Vintage Malt Whisky Company – already released a few NAS-whiskies under the banner ‘Sherry Bomb’ and I’ve had the good fortune of trying a couple. If you like ‘deep sherry’, you’ll love this, I’m sure. Here is another one of those, a Tobermory that matured on a first fill sherry cask and was then bottled at cask strength. It hit the shelves in 2019.

    Plum marmalade, cough syrup and a dusty attic. That’s the nose of this whisky in a nutshell. Patience also delivers cherry candy, caramel and a hint of broth. Delicious.

    The body may be light, but the taste is right. A good continuation of the nose on dark marmalade, caramel, cherry candy and lots of cough syrup. It does become quite feisty on chili peppers, cloves and something that reminds me of tomato soup. That’s the lovely umami touch again.

    The finish is not overly long and the spices fade away quickly to make room for dark, sweet and candy like notes.

    Surprisingly medicinal and umami Tobermory, but I quite like it. Around 100 EUR.

  6. mer1973 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  8. LittlePeat scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Dust, plums, alcohol-infused medicine
    • Taste
      87 87
      Plums, alcohol-infused medicine
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medicine, plums

      Conclusion: The aroma components do not form a unit here. Everything seems fake. Not a bad whisky, but far from the best sherry bomb.

  9. Johnnybeme scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

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