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.