Tobermory 15-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Stated Age
15 years old
Gonzalez Byass Oloroso Cask Finish
46.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
P015960 8132 11:12 L5
Added on
31 Jul 2008 9:47 am

Average value

€ 215,93

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465 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Tobermory 15-year-old

67 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.94 points

  1. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Spicy, dark sherry, also raisins in the nose, but also dry oak notes, a little dirty. In the mouth then a lot of sherry and a lot of oak. Rather dry and salty, because sweet. The finish then beautiful oak, sherry and tobacco. A very good whisky.

  2. mothers_finest scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Compared to the 2016er Sammlerabfüllungen, the only 3 (blue / Bourbon) or 5 years (red / sherry finish) are older, still a bargain. 15 years is a correct age, where the sherry influence is strong, but not overpowered.
    I thought the Tobermory 15 was wonderfully balanced.

  3. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Drinked for the last time over 4 years ago and despite a few hundred whiskys he is remembered as very good - rightly so. Great OA insider tip.
    • Nose
      sweet and spicy and a very light sour note, dried fruit, plum jam, sugar beet syrup, compost
    • Taste
      intense, bittersweet, molasses and sugar beet syrup, dark chocolate, burnt sugar, slightly peppery and a kick of salt, without water a slightly furry mouthfeel
    • Finish
      long and tart, pleasantly bitter-spicy, coffee, tobacco, leather

  4. Valérie scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. schengel10 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    What a great finish! A great malt that unfortunately is not available anymore!
    [Color] mahogany;
    Not dyed, not cool filtered, horny drinking strength!
    • Nose
      intense nose: raisins, "old" sherry, nuts, very fine smoke (?), spices, wood, oak;
    • Taste
      harmonious, intense, ripe fruit, raisins, juicy oranges, sherry, sweetness, caramel, chocolate, full oak, salt, complex;
    • Finish
      long, voluminous, sweet then coffee and tobacco, fading dry;

  6. bob vanmeerbeek scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Sherried nose, medium bodied. Softly spiced.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Lovely sherried nose. Orange touches an fresh figs. Liked the leather hints.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Medium bodied. Rich sherry, toffee to chocolate hints, spicy tang suspects pepper
    • Finish
      82 82
      Softly spicy lingering shortly, fading rather quick

  7. Othorion scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. waal scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Aroma / Nose feeling:
    A very harmonious scent rises in the nose and flatters the olfactory organ. Sweetness and fruit inspire right at the beginning. Hazelnuts and orange (-nschale), vanilla and cereals - a fragrant potpourri has collected here in my glass. Over time, however, the wood also makes itself felt by the pleasure receives a slightly tart and bitter note. The aroma is constantly accompanied by a mineral touch.

    Taste / mouthfeel:
    The scotch runs full and creamy over the tongue. Melted nougat predominates at the beginning. The further the malt runs back towards the throat, the more the spiciness comes into its own. Tannins have done their job. The ever-bitter wood beats hard (do not misunderstand - it's all in the frame) and is flanked by pepper and cinnamon. The longer the Tobermory remains in the mouth, the less the sweet fruit from the finish plays a role.

    Finish / aftertaste / Length:
    The medium to long finish combines the slight bitterness and sweetness in harmony and gives the wood the spicy goodbye. The lively tingle on the tongue also remains when you try to relish.

    Overall impression / comment:
    This single malt has a wonderful nose. I could smell it for hours. Unfortunately, he loses in my opinion on the journey over the taste to the taste of harmony. My individual rating is between 83 and 93 points. So I'm torn, but the nose and the first impressions of the tasting are just wonderful. Overall, I must acknowledge that the Malt has character. At any rate, you can not blame him for being soft-washed or uninteresting.
    Diluted to 43% ABV, the malt is a little more balanced. But not necessarily worth mentioning. Unfortunately, I do not smell and taste smoke. Be supposed to exist yes ...
    So who sweet, creamy, slightly fruity single malts, but not overwhelming, one of his favorites is right here - provided the diligent work of tannins do not deter.


  9. krupoder scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Nose: vanilla, dessert wine, custard, earthy sulfur note, cigar tobacco, leather, lacquered wood, over-ripe apricots and peaches, orange zest.
    Taste: dry, black bread, leather and tobacco, smoky in the background.
    Aftertaste: short, fading closer to short.
    Balance: Great whisky, weak aftertaste. Pleasantly surprised!
    Grade 87

  10. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    After I got a sample from that, I bought it. Even if he was not exactly cheap for the age. At that time the sample inspired me. There was a lot of leather, orange and clove in the taste. Strangely enough, the big bottle could not quite keep it that way. This too has benefited from the oxidation and has always gotten better. At the end (bottle opened about 1 year ago) he had these notes, but only hinted. He has already tasted. Just not quite as I imagined it.


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