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.
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.
The overall is so consistent, if the spontaneous stimulates me to poetry, which gets 90 points. With a longer finish it might even have become more, the nose alone would get more from me, with so much that is going on. Unfortunately, it has become very expensive, but I think it is worth more than many others. Notes from an online chat tasting
A glass of sherry on a walk through a rainy forest, near a beer brewery. The whole thing must be very exhausting, so there is a hint of salty sweat in the air. Now there was a smooth dumped a barrel of engine oil in the woods? Fortunately, there is still some disinfectant around for cleaning. Now it is (he) warmer and the forest gets a poisonous scent, slightly pungent. But then, behind a clearing, a lake of caramel. An old woman sits on the shore throwing dried herbs into the lake. Time to taste ...
I take a sip from the lake and the caramel spreads dark and oily in my mouth. Somebody tipped Schnapps into the lake, the mouth is gently warmed up. The herbs seem to come from Switzerland, where they are usually pressed into rectangular candies. An old oak tree that stands on the shore has lost a few branches in the last storm, now swimming in the lake. I close my eyes and enjoy while the old woman winks at me ....
While my eyes are still closed, I chew on a leaf of mint, the caramel is quickly remembered, but a few crumbs from the astringent remain something to chew in the mouth, a few herbs have caught between the teeth. Unfortunately, the memory of this beautiful walk is too fast ...
Marzipan and raisins, rum, almost in the nose. On the palate, peppery sweet, very strong with citrus notes. Orange and dark chocolate. Spicy with hot peppers, beautiful maritime notes delight the palate. Pleasantly soft yet strong and spicy with a long finish