Tobermory 2007

Overall rating
86.62/100
votes
87
Whiskybase ID
WB164275
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Finish Limited Edition
Vintage
2007
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead + Port Pipe Finish
Number of bottles
3101
Strength
58.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5029704219933
Added on
24 aug 2020 12:16 pm by yggr
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 123.11

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Whisky reviews for Tobermory 2007

21 users have left 22 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.62 points.

  1. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda 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

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  3. Sporx scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Blind
    Aroma
    Sweetish, wine notes, acidity, grapes

    taste
    dry, sweetish spicy, chilli heat

    aftertaste
    Medium length, spicy, chilli heat, sweetish

  4. ThorstenH scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    I'm with JP Not mine.
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. Jpspecial scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    Quite dirty. Cooked fruits. Haybales. Bit all over the place on the palate spicy. Licorice and pepper. It's ok. Nothing special.

  6. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    12/18/2022 from a Glencairn
    • Nose
      Orange, nuts, grain, slightly dusty, orange peel, also a few overripe oranges, tangerines, some wild berry jam, caramel, something mineral, salt, a few grasses/herbs, wood, peach with water
    • Taste
      Tangerine, Orange, Caramel, Lemon, Grapefruit, Salt, Spices, Wood

  7. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    11.12.2022 from a Spigelau Premium Snifter
    • Nose
      Grapes, plums, clearly fruit acidity, orange, nuts, wild berry jam, followed by honey, something slightly mineral, fresh sawdust, with a bit of warmth also caramel and peach. few herbs
    • Taste
      slightly dirty, a bit of earth, orange, a bit of grapefruit, wild berry jam, nuts, plums, caramel, vanilla, spices, pepper, old wood

  8. korhorry scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: sea breeze, fruity, red grapes, salty popcorn, leather, sandstone cellar.
    over time, more herbs come out, thyme, lavender

    In the nose a real journey of discovery through a wide variety of aromas!

    Mouth: dirty start, plum jam, slightly smoky, roasted almonds, melons, oranges, strawberries, salty sea air, fresh, sweet wood.

    Water really opens up the malt, highly recommended with water!

  9. glenrob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Feorag86 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Apricots, creme brulee, almonds, croissants, lemon grass and orange zest
    • Taste
      88 88
      Grapefruit, soda, peaches, ginger and milk chocolate
    • Finish
      87 87
      Espresso, cinnamon, chilli, mango and milk cream

  11. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 88 points Photo Moderator

    Today I taste a Tobermory from the Isle of Mull from 2007. As a limited edition, this strong whisky got a finish in port casks, so that it presents itself with medium windows and in a light copper tone, almost salmon-colored. At 58.6% by volume, uncolored and not chill-filtered, the bottle glows almost orange in bright daylight. Rarely have I come across such a color in a whisky.
    It is an exceptional drop and certainly not suitable for quick enjoyment. You should be able to get involved with this whisky, take the time and be able to have it more than once in the glass in order to elicit its secrets and hidden sides over time with a little water.
    • Nose
      88 88
      When you smell it for the first time, the almost 60% vol. is only slightly noticeable. The aging in bourbon casks is evident and a heavy sweetness paired with nuts delivers a broad base flavor. Slightly more toasted casks may have been used for the first maturation, giving the impression that the Tobermory has gotten some smoke. This note reminds me more of juniper berries or nutmeg. The herbal influences suit the whisky perfectly and provide a wonderful counterpoint to the oranges and tangerines, redcurrants and liquorice, all of which develop so exquisitely over time.
      For me an almost lavish variety of aromas and I keep discovering new facets the longer I have the whisky in the glass. What might happen to some water?
      A very clear increase in fruit aromas and sweetness. In any case, the whisky invites you to find out the desired drinking strength for yourself.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Undiluted, a strong sweetness comes through, but for me personally the Tobermory is too strong and inharmonious in this concentration.
      This changes after adding water. In the typical strength of the standard bottlings, I get along very well with the whisky. The whisky spreads out on the palate oily, fruity-sweet, nutty and with a hint of white pepper. A creamy blend of tangerines, brioche, canned pineapple and gentle mint emerges and I can honestly say that I really enjoy the dram.
      It is certainly not "everybody's darling", but if you get involved with this great bottling, you can experience an extraordinary taste journey over the life of the bottle.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long finish, even after adding water. The mint is the beginning, but it gently escapes and gives way to the fruity aromas. Oranges and vineyard peaches dominate the action here. The fruit spreads extensively on the palate, then slowly becomes astringent and finally a soft sweetness paired with a gentle bitter almond takes over the finish.

  12. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 88 points Super Administrator

    A successful finish enriches the underlying spirit without masking its signature, something which was very well done in this Tobermory. On the nose, blackberries, red currants and grapefruit complement the coastal nature of the whisky. Black pepper, sea spray and green onions appear. Sweet and sour, gingery and slightly herbal, the taste demonstrates complexity and great balance. Re-emerging sweetness, hints of brine and some dry oak characterize the long and chocolaty finish. The Port notes are spot-on, this malt is engaging and highly recommended!

    RATING: 4.0/5.0 stars ≙ 88 pts → FIRST-CLASS
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. Макс scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  16. 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.

  17. Joint86 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  18. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/12/05/southport-whisky-club-grand-dram-2/

    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?

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  21. Igor_Gudimov scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Chocolate sweetness, citrus, red wine notes
    • Taste
      80 80
      Sweet alcohol bite, red fruit jam, funky
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium, sweet red fruits

  22. 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.

  23. sarthur71 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

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