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Overall rating
87.80/100
votes
53
Whiskybase ID
WB161356
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Mercenary (TWM)
Vintage
06.06.1994
Bottled
11.05.2020
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
5013
Number of bottles
250
Strength
50.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
joint bottling with Kintra Spirits
Added on
02 Jul 2020 6:08 pm by yggr
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 140.97

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Whisky Reviews for Tobermory 1994 TWM

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.80 points

  1. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    There are 250 bottles available under the Kintra label and also 250 with The Whisky Mercenary label.

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/161250/

  2. Othorion scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. Totoro scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    An ode to refill maturation, and my favorite 25 y.o. Tobermory so far.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Nicely weird in vintage Tobermory manner, but also polished by age. Lactic, fermentary, yeasty, salty-sour, with mixed pickles, mango chutney, and vanilla custard. Only the faintest touch of rubber, fudge and strawberry hint at the sherry butt, which must've been almost completely leached.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Incredibly silky, velvety, and oily on the tongue. I had hoped for a mouthfeel like this in light of the low ABV, and this does not disappoint. Lovely smooth texture, no burn or bite. Banana puree, pear tarte, saltwater taffy, caramel-filled chocolate and vanilla-flavored semolina pudding. Very fruity, sweet and rewarding.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Goes out with an idea of pumpkin pie and a coastal tang. Salty-sweet, softly spicy and dusty, almost like an Irish pot still whisky.

  4. thijs100 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    It took me many years to appreciate this type of profile, but I'm definitely a fan of this particular release.
    • Nose
      A touch of copper coins and sour beer, this sure smells like Tobermory to me (Ben Nevis sometimes has this distinct dirtiness as well). Soft tropical fruits as well, such as peaches and mango, but with a hint of vanilla sugar and traces of cloudy apple juice and rye bread.
    • Taste
      Creamy mouthfeel and a somewhat sweet (raw sugar) and spicy arrival (white pepper), with just a pinch of salt. A nice amount of almonds, some orange peel and more vanilla sugar.
    • Finish
      Lingering orchard fruits and straw. Medium in length.

  5. A.S. Bak scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Gueuze

    This Tobermory was bottled by The Whisky Mercenary, but it’s a shared cask with Kintra from Holland. Both released 250 bottles of this refill sherry butt. I tasted it head-to-head with a sister cask that was bottled six years prior by the Italian Wilson & Morgan. This one is much paler, but the ABV is almost the same.

    Gasoline, wet earth, ferns and blood! WTF? You read that right, I have not lost my mind. The nose also offers hint of peach and mango, oranges peel and Old Gueuze beer! Dirty with a sweet side and absolutely outstanding.

    Nicely creamy with a big sweet note (as if I’ve dropped a cube of sugar in my glass), followed by salt & pepper, cardamom and some aniseed. Lovely notes of both white fruit and peach, some almond shavings and orange peel. This is quite complex, if you take your time for it.

    The finish is long on white fruit and pepper.

    Don’t get me wrong, this is very good, but it’s also a rather difficult malt. I’ve tried it quite a few times and often I think ‘I’m not sure I like this’ and then next time I think ‘What’s not to like about this?’. That’s the kind of malt this is.

  7. kimmosuo scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. mer1973 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  9. mothers_finest scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

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