Tobermory 1995 Sb

Overall rating
89.31/100
votes
43
Whiskybase ID
WB191086
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Sansibar (Sb)
Bottling serie
Finest Whisky Berlin
Vintage
1995
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
210
Strength
52.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
4260653060738
Added on
05 sep 2021 1:14 am by Beardsley
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 167.44

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Whisky reviews for Tobermory 1995 Sb

17 users have left 17 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.31 points.

  1. Kensay scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Great tobik, great balance, thirsty and thirsty
    • Nose
      90 90
      Fruity, rich, honey, ripe apples and bananas, mangoes, mushrooms, vanilla and spices
    • Taste
      90 90
      A scattering of citrus in oil, spices, simple, but very gentle and whole, the alcohol is perfectly integrated
    • Finish
      89 89
      Citruses, some spices and vanilla

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  3. autorefill scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. Kegelbogen scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    It's not often these days to find a wonderful, age-old malt under 200€. This Tobermory is just that lucky case.
    • Nose
      91 91
      The main theme is honey (blooming acacia and linden), followed by red ripe apples, bananas and pungent grass (let there be nettles). Everything is very beautiful and I want to stick my nose deeper into the glass to enjoy it even more.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Apple strudel with powdered sugar, honey with banana and hot pepper are added on the palate, the pepper itself puts an end to the taste and goes to the finish.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium on sweetness and pepper.

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. yggr scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. LDB scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Tobymore-ish!
    • Nose
      90 90
      Wonderful, foot sweat with honey! Oh, was the mic on yet? :)
      Seriously, this salty almond-cress-honey note is really extremely appetizing, together with the funky spice (something between cowshed, handicraft cellar and sports locker room) it results in a unique nose. That actually reminds me a bit of WID 183806
    • Taste
      90 90
      It's extremely harmonious and balanced and yet (quasi) the slightly off-beat aromas simmer like a magic potion in a copper cauldron... This high-quality broth is well seasoned, not too salty, not too hot, just strong - Gauls would hit it now ;)
    • Finish
      89 89
      And the nice thing is: it stays as entertaining for a long time as it is in the nose and on the palate!

  8. Rien scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  9. mema82 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. mothers_finest scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  11. LittlePeat scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Comparison of two 1995 Tobermorys made from ex-Bourbon Hogsheads:

    Tobermory 1995-2021 Zanzibar 52.3% vs. Tobermory 1995-2019 whisky broker 53.0% (WID 137031).

    Color: darker gold, with the broker bottling being a tad darker.

    In the nose, both are very similar. I think burned the same day. The other WhB-Tobermory (171466) that I also have had, as far as I can remember, significantly greater differences. (But I'm not pouring it myself now, it'll be too much of a good thing.)

    Both Tobermorys smell of exotic fruits (also of jackfruit), of Asia-Laden-Muff (smell of muff is good), of sea spray with algae and of old wood. At the broker Tobermory, the mango is also very distinctive.

    Unfortunately, the Tobermory of Zanzibar has something immature about it. An unripe yellow apple, perhaps. It is also a bit more alcoholic and has a very slight fusel note. The longer it stands in the glass, the more the unripe apple and light fusel will prevail. At the same time, however, the maritime note is getting stronger. At some point, some cough syrup or Kalanchoe tincture will be added. The difference to the broker Tobermory is becoming more and more clear, going in the direction of some older Miltonduffs and similar Speysiders, e.g. 28-er Ben Bracken. The broker Tobermory meanwhile keeps its heavy Asian shop muff. (And it is also less strongly filtered, I can just see. Lots of very small suspended particles. The Sansibar bottling, on the other hand, is crystal clear.)

    Palate: I start with the Zanzibar because I already know about the other one that it has a very long finish.

    The start is creamy, maritime, balanced, tasty, with a hint of lychee, Asian spices and Kalanchoe tincture. Nice light fruit and little wood. After chewing around for a few seconds, however, the alcohol, a slight fuzziness and the unripe bitter-sour apple are bothersome. Still a very good malt, but definitely not worth the 165 euros, not even "in today's times". It has a bit of what some call "typical Cadenheads" on the palate and doesn't necessarily mean it positively. I would pay a maximum of 110 euros for it.

    The finish is then a little better again, especially the apple more ripe. This remains in the mouth for a medium length of time, which is quite pleasant. Still little wood.

    Rating of the Sb-Tobermory: 92/91/91.
    ......................
    Continuation: Now I'm just smelling the Broker Tobermory again, and the salivation starts immediately.

    Palate: Significantly heavier than the Zanzibar; concentrated exotic fruit, the mouthfeel is like a hot fruit cake. Maritime, fruity, salty, strong, very woody, somewhat peppery, slightly syrupy. No Apple. Instead, mango & jackfruit. All in all a kind of anti-cadenhead.

    Finish: Very long with slightly bitter fruit peel, wood, sea spray.

    Rating: 93/93/92
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  12. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    In itself a good whisky from the bourbon barrel. However, I expected a little more notes like anise, clove, etc., which I often have at Tobermory.

    So it's a relatively straightforward whisky, but it does its job well. It does need some air, however, as it is otherwise quite closed.

  13. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Not an easy sipper, at least freshly opened, but has quite the substance and complexity to be discovered. Good cask with substantial influence on the spirit. Needs (your) time and air, a few drops of water don't hurt it, either. Looking forward to its further development, will adjust my score accordingly if necessary.

  14. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    22 22+ 21+ 22 88

    lovely nose for inhalation, and very tasty, expected more from the aftertaste, but overall a very decent whisky!

  15. olegborgol scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Honey-fruit, also noticeable wax, then add herbs and spices (especially pepper). Very, very drinkable, warming malt. 23-23-23-23

  16. MJ84 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Nice detailed review of Hs305, there's not much you can add to that! A dram that you unfortunately don't find so often anymore….
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  17. DerDennis! scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    Great, diverse aromas in the smell. Constantly changing, with time and air, the whisky opens up more and more.

    A true explosion of aromas on the palate, all impressions alternating, difficult to grasp, very complex.

    Pleasantly long finish.

    I like this whisky very much, but it's a bit overwhelming. I think that in the open bottle it will continue to develop and grow again.
    With water the whisky could become really drinkable ... let's see if I risk that at the price :)
    • Nose
      91 91
      distinct oak spice, which harmonizes very well with honey and fruit notes, light, tropical fruits, apricots, floral, lavender, light wax note, very pleasant, tobacco, coffee powder, grain, clove
    • Taste
      92 92
      sweet, oily, fruity, slightly spiciness, pleasantly fruity, nutty, floral, waxy, new aromas are constantly flashing up. Whenever I almost recognize something, something new comes along. A flavor roller coaster. What could be sensed in the smell flashes up again and again in the mouth.
    • Finish
      90 90
      long, pleasant mouthfeel, liquorice, peppermint, some ash, tannins

  18. hs305 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2021] Tobermory is one of the very few distilleries which improved their (spirit's) quality during the last decades while the majority of the pack moved rather south during the whisky boom. So I wonder if this is true not just for the rather young maturation ages but for a 25-years old dram too...

    ...and it is! This is truly high quality spirit with lots of impressions to discover in a flawless and balanced profile. A great mouthfeel and finish complement the remarkable nose and taste which stand out in the rather uniform "modern zeitgeist" releases of the major distilleries. It seems as if the 90ies/early 2000s were a golden period at Tobermory distillery.
    • Nose
      90 90
      The colour is old gold and the nose offers a delicate and complex profile with different fruits, honeys and waxes in an appropriate (not too strong) wooden setting. This is nicely balanced and without any off-note. After some breathing interesting floral aromas join in while the fruits retreat somewhat, it turns more old-stylish this way.
    • Taste
      91 91
      The taste is quite impressive too with dozens of different flavours dancing on my tongue in a harmonic rhythm. No one tries to dominate the other, the sweet barley sugars and honeys or complemented by bitter waxes and herbs, joined by spices, vegetable oils and fruits. Again all is nicely balanced and the wood serves as a backbone structure without trying to be dominant. This is excellent and I really enjoy to explore this dram on my tongue step by step while slowly chewing it.
    • Finish
      91 91
      The dram arrives warming with some peppery moments (due to the high abv) on the palate and immediately coats the whole of my mouth with a creamy texture. Wow, this is a nice mouthfeel! The finish is long and adds more waxes and honeys which is truly old-stylish. Again there are no distracting moments until the very end, this was bottled at the right time. Water releases more chalky-mineral impressions and strengthens the fruits both in the nose and on the palate - I like this dram both naked and reduced to about 43% abv.

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