Tobermory 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon & Virgin Oak
46.3 % Vol.
50 ml
Bottle code
1575302 19220 6 01:44 BB
Added on
24 dec 2020 9:38 pm by Salami

Average value

€ 6.60

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Whisky reviews for Tobermory 12-year-old

6 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.11 points.

  1. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Not surprisingly, typical bourbon barrel profile, not bad but absolutely interchangeable.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Light ripe fruits (pear), slightly pungent alcohol, honey, oak
    • Taste
      82 82
      Soft, sweet, spicy, honey, light fruits
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium-long finish, oak and fine bitterness, briefly light-colored fruit, alcohol noticeable but still acceptable

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  3. DrulyaSipper scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Just OK
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. marmeladow scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    1575802 - 19220 - my second miniature. Very closed at first but opened today with plenty of time (30mins) and 20gtt water. Tasty-balanced, much tastier than the first miniature, therefore re-evaluation.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Lots of fresh oak with tart tannin notes, then clearly vanilla sweetness and discreet spiciness (cloves, nutmeg). At times also citrus, after 40 minutes chocolate tones, malt and grassy notes (hay?) emerge. Quite complex if you take your time.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Oak (also fresh wood with noticeable tannins), some nutmeg and clove, pleasant malty sweetness with vanilla and chocolate, citrus fruits in the background and memories of fresh hay
    • Finish
      83 83
      Pleasant, medium-length finish, becoming tart and spicy.

  5. peatbogger scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    Reluctantly shared by Feorag86 ;-)
    A step up from the old 10YO.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweet with a slight salty note.
      Peach, apricot and yellow fruits.
      Almost a tropical mix.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweet toffee.
      Mixed nuts.
      Nice wood spice.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium length.
      Sweet and warming.

  6. Thermidor scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    To be blunt, this is Tobermory 10yo bourbon finish. I don't disagree with it in the sense that it does improve over the 10yo, but
    • Nose
      Much less elemental and farmy than the 10yo. A similar base, but a bourbon sweetness on top of it does help mask the simplicity and blandness of the 10yo. Quite a bit more wood here, as well as some hemp rope. Other than that, the farmy, yeasty, hay-ish descriptors of the 10yo apply.
    • Taste
      Almost the same whisky as the 10yo, just with a sprinkle more bourbon and musty leather on top. I like the firmness of the 46 % body, but there is no magic or detail to be found here.
    • Finish
      Malts with a bourbon coating. Some bourbon cask fruitiness emerges in the tail.

  7. KonstUA scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nose 21.5, taste 21.5, finish 21.5, balance 21.5

  8. marmeladow scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    In the beginning earthy-musty (sulphur?), oak, very restrained - not very interesting on the nose.
    On the palate vanilla, oak, discreet cinnamon(?) spice, not much else. Nothing maritime, hardly any hint of citrus
    With a lot of time and water, it becomes velvety, rounder and tastier, without reaching new shores - uninteresting.
    The 84 points result from the re-evaluation of my second miniature!
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78


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