Tobermory 15-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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 9:25 am

Average value

€ 224.50

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562 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Tobermory 15-year-old

85 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.13 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. rottendon scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    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
    • Nose
      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 ...
    • 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 ....
    • Finish
      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 ...

  4. mullos scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This wonderful Tobermory needs time. At least 20 minutes before nosing. The nose gets better and better. Wonderful sherry notes, smooth palate and long finish.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. Matt80 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Deep sherry influence, raisins, winter spice, a touch of oak, light citrus, quite perfumed, floral, with time there is milk chocolate, maybe some cured meat, definitely mint aero.

      With water - earthy, more oak, quite fruity(red apple), sweet light smoke.
    • Taste
      Sherry, quite oaky, spice, very herbal, meaty, furniture polish.

      With water - beefy,
    • Finish
      Medium/long, quite drying, peppery, spice.

      With water - sweeter with a milk chocolate note coming through.

  6. Feusi scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    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

  7. dRambo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  8. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  9. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    oh yes, that's good; So I imagine a tobermory from the sherry barrel; Sweet and spicy and always somehow dark and very balanced; Please more!
    • Nose
      slight sulfur and dark fruits (especially cherry); Mon Cherie; dark chocolate and raisins; slightly fleshy; Black bread; Overall, a nice sweet and spicy nose
    • Taste
      nice oily and subtly salty; tingles pleasantly on the tongue; sweet sherry and again dark fruits, this time are also berries with it; spicy again
    • Finish
      Medium long, very sweet; again Mon Cherie; a potpourri of dark fruits and berries; again this spiciness which is also in nose and taste; a little bit of liquorice

  10. 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


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