Tobermory 2007

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Finish Limited Edition
Stated Age
12 years old
Refill Hogshead + Port Pipe Finish
Number of bottles
58.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
24 Aug 2020 12:16 pm by yggr
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 127.65

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Whisky Reviews for Tobermory 2007

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.70 points

  1. SAND scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    APPEARANCE: Deep copper colour with a tint of salmon.
    NOSE: Quite dirty engine room aromas of diesel and marine engine oil mixed with medium young ruby/LBV port notes. Slightly medicinal with hints of camphor and gaz. Citrus. Candlewax, linseed oil, slightly meaty. Supposedly unpeated but I find mild peat smoke. Lovely. (89p)
    TASTE: More dirty/funky engine room. Fruitiness; red berries. Salty and sweet. Liqorice. Quite viscous, oily mouthfeel. A successful marriage of malt whisky and port influence. They haven't completely married but this just adds to the very rustic nature of this dram. (88p)
    FINISH: Fruity and astringent with some funk and peat. A hint of black pepper. (88p)
    OVERALL: A rustic and wonderful Port finished Tobermory. Takes (a lot of) water very well. Total score 88 (89) points.

  2. tangtang scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    quite tasty and the finish is good. The aromas are particularly noticeable on the palate and in the finish. It looks a bit heavy and thick on the nose
    • Nose
      86 86
      dark dried fruits, a bit chocolaty, sweet, a bit oak, malty and slightly nutty, a bit oppressive to the touch. The alcohol is very well integrated
    • Taste
      87 87
      lots of dark dried fruits, very intense aromas. Alcohol is more present here. Somewhat hot, then becoming a bit sweet, later slightly bitter and malty creamy, quite full mouthfeel
    • Finish
      87 87
      Here, too, intense dark fruit notes paired with sweetness, chocolate, slightly bitter and malty, nutty. Long-lasting. Getting a bit dry towards the end

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur


    Victor mentions Spey Tenne, another port pipe-influenced dram and one I’ll be trying tomorrow [report to follow]. Nigel rightly reminds us that Tobermory rarely appears in tastings, so thank you.

    N: Funky lactose, creamy cake sponge > watercress, very slight desirable sulphur overall…… oh this is an easy reader,… all the raisins,… sweet, PX-like yet not and Lakes distillery-esque also with the bonanza of cask types Dhavall Gandhi favours [WLP]. I pick up on marsala and madeira wine suggestions also. The softness of this malt after such abv-fulled drams is so refreshing. Remember we are often reminded that around 46% is the abv sweet spot, and here we are. Raisins remain a large part of a recurring theme.

    T: Very much a dessert dram compared to the previous malts. Indeed, it’s a sweet one, especially after the decidedly more bitter – desirably so – Benromach. Malty salty, creamy,,…
    F: ,… toffee-saline-dry raisins. Going back to this a while later, it appears a touch juvenile. Feels like the kind of modern whisky I’ve tried a plenty in the current STR years.

    C: Well made whisky if a little obvious/deliberate/engineered, yet tasty, very accessible and glugable. I wonder how many different cask types the master blender considered before deciding on finishing 3101 bottles in port?

  4. klasek scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Like a summer cake with strawberries in cherry jelly, with a pinch of salt in the finish.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. galg33 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Nose: Not very vinous on the nose, which is nice (for me at least, as I am not very fond of big winey notes in whisky) – there’s quite some citrus in there, maybe ripe tangerine, and some more spices, quite fragrant, licorice, cherubs, quite sweet but there’s also a saline-y touch to it. More orchard fruit develops with peach, pear, red apple peel, quince jam.

    Palate: starts quite spicy with a nice alcohol bite, with a salty edge that transforms into a sweet, syrupy oak profile. Hints of rosewater, dried apricot, ripe oranges, on top of vanilla ice cream, with the nice warming spices going on for some time.

    Finish: Medium to long, with the sweet fruit and quince jam along with oak, chocolate, and wood spices, bitter cocoa towards the very end.

  6. EvilAFI scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A great balance of casks and spirit, powerful and full of flavor. Slight knock would be a touch of sulphur. But otherwise we’ll done and another Tobermory I find myself appreciating more and more.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Oily, light sulphur, sweet blueberry/grape, licorice, herbs, balsamic
    • Taste
      88 88
      Thick coating mouthfeel, dark brown sugar, spices, dark berries, white pepper
    • Finish
      88 88
      Tangy, light oak dryness, the berries come in floral now and yet concentrated in flavor at the same time.

  7. Simon Stood scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Winnie's nose is young and bright. The taste is the same. Weakly
    20-21-21-21 = 83 with a stretch

  8. Макс scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Whisky definitely needs a little water!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. Joint86 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. holborndrinker scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A decent dram - not a fan of red wine finishes but this works.
    • Nose
      84 84
      The port notes come through and there is a nice pink hue to the spirit.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Wow - a big hit of alcohol on this which settles down to let the port notes through.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish keeps on going - very pleasant.


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