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Overall rating
84.60/100
votes
8
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
whic - Whiskycircle (whic)
Bottling serie
Landscape of Taste
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
218
Strength
65.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
09 May 2020 10:56 am by malt-n-taste
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 69.90

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8 × member ratings

38 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tobermory 09-year-old whic

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.60 points

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    I suspect that this should be a very young representative, still at the experimental stage. Drinkable, but not necessarily a joy.

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    Actually, I would have thought it was even younger and, shockingly, the aniseed bomb Tobermory 10-year-old OB tastes better. Too young and too immature, no compliments for the distillery.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Light fruits and a good dash of vanilla right after pouring. After a few moments, partially fermented fruit and ground grain. After a while the restlessness has subsided, grain, malt and vanilla under a dry acidity. When warmed up, the acidity decreases significantly and it looks increasingly sweeter, before the acidity dominates again at the end. Clearly mineral in approaches. With water it looks fresher, the apple becomes clearer.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Wow is that strong! An extremely violent kick-off, very alcoholic and the burning is still bearable. Otherwise, in addition to a vanilla sweetness, mainly yellow fruits (apple clearly) can be found here, which look a bit floury towards the back. The mouthfeel is almost ethereal due to the high alcohol content.
    • Finish
      79 79
      The finish is short and strong. Apple core casing.

  2. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This young Tobermory is a real beast, which has to be tamed with water. Far too strong for me. The alcoholic pungency overwhelms the taste buds and suppresses the fruity aromas. So it can take a lot of water. Then you notice wonderfully fruity and sweet, creamy aromas, which are kept in beautiful balance by a pleasantly warming spiciness.

    I thank whic (Whiskycircle) for the complimentary sample.

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/2020/05/14/tobermory-9yo-2020-whic-landscape-of-taste/
    • Nose
      A restrained start. With time, notes of sherry and toffee arrive, followed by red apples and ripe peach. Honey with floral notes emerge, followed by nutmeg and cinnamon. Mineral and somewhat earthy towards the end.
    • Taste
      Very strong on the palate and intensely warming. Here one clearly feels the 65% alcohol with peppery spiciness. Has a very dry and astringent effect. After this first shock for the taste buds, some fruity sweetness comes through, accompanied by dark chocolate, espresso notes and tobacco leaves.
    • Finish
      The warming finish is long lasting, becoming slightly salty with increasingly bitter notes of unripe walnut and oak.

      With water: After adding a splash of water, the nose reveals significantly more fruity aromas. Peach, honey and also more floral notes can be detected. In the background some oak spice and nutmeg. On the palate sweet and creamy, also a bit prickling, with honey, cinnamon, raisin and some pepper. Pleasantly warming and clearly tamed in the alcoholic spiciness. The finish is still long with honey, malt sugar and creamy fruit, without unpleasant bitter notes.

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