Overall rating
Single Malt
Alambic Classique (AC)
Bottling serie
Rare & Old Selection
Stated Age
33 years old
Oloroso Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
49.6 % Vol.
200 ml 700 ml
Added on
04 Dec 2008 3:05 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1050.00

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111 × member ratings

69 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tobermory 1972 AC

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.01 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 91 points Administrator

    Serge at Whiskyfun called this Tobermory 'the Freddy Krueger of sherried whiskies', so let's dream of the Isle of Mull! Distilled in 1972 and bottled in 2006, the nose of this 33-year-old serial killer unfolds with old leather, roasted coffee beans and strong notes of balsamic vinegar. It's very concentrated, vinous and heavy, almost like thick blood. On the palate, the flavor bomb explodes with intense wood spices, plums and dark chocolate, leaving behind a dry and gingery finish with bitter bay leaves and hints of espresso. A ruthless sherry monster, without a doubt.

    RATING: 4.5/5.0 stars ≙ 91 pts → SUPERB
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. Feorag86 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      93 93
      Hazelnut chocolate, figs, coffee beans, carrot, spices (cinnamon, nelik, nutmeg), raspberries, woody and balsamic vinegar
    • Taste
      93 93
      Strawberry jam, 85% dark chocolate, dark grapes, umami and figs
    • Finish
      92 92
      Tamarind, espresso, liquorice and ginger

  3. KayMeertens scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Candied cherry, toffee, blackberry jam, tobacco, smoke and sugar-roasted peanut.
    • Taste
      Blackberry jam, toffee, tobacco, leather, oak and peat. A light sulphuric spiciness.
    • Finish
      Blackberry, mocha, toffee and peat. Still a trace of sulphur.

  4. Jeep51 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    N: Rich, intense sherry notes: balsamic, plum and grape, strawberry jam, old furniture.
    B: Oaky, almost tannic and very winey. Many fruits (plums, strawberries) cooking in a pot. A little mint, raspberries. A big Monster sherry.
    F: Long. More woody, drier, nutty.
    C: You have to like woody whisky. Big sherry monster.

  5. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Balance (23)
    A beautiful molt, light smoke gives it a spark. (92.5)
    • Nose
      Herbs, fat aroma of ripe fruit, old wax, dusty varnished wood, tummy живот, liqueur from raisins, dried bananas ... a drop of iodine on prunes in the barn (23.5)
    • Taste
      Dry, rather smoky, dried fruit, leather and wood (23)
    • Finish
      Creamy finish, wood and leather, tobacco and bitterness, menthol, salty chalk ... ginger ???? (23)

  6. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Colour: mahogany.
    Nose: herbal, spices, grass, sweet fruits, rosin, pine forest, dust and varnish.
    Mouth: sweet and dry with herbal, spices, pine forest, light smoke, perfume, tea and sweet fruits notes.
    Finish: long and dry with spices, furniture varnish, pine, grass notes.
    This Tobermory is a very good balanced, original whisky with unique taste. I gave 90 points in blind taste, but potential of it is about 92-93 points. It’s a perfect dram!

  7. hs305 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    [ March, 2017]  1972 was a very good year for the Tobermory distillery. It just reopened after being mothballed for 42 long years.  And unfortunately it went silent again in 1975 due to a bankruptcy of the owner.  So 1972/3 usually are great vintages while 1974 is rather mixed (as the investments were cut back drastically and the owner tried to generate some extra income with renting space in the stillhouse to local farmers for maturing cheese, no joke!).

    This is a great release of this great vintage year.  A full load of clean, fat sherry in a sound wooden structure combined with the creaminess of the Tobermory malt - this is a delicious recipe.  And it is a dangerous one too, as the bottle empties faster than you would expect - and you cannot do anything against it ...it just evaporates (directly into your mouth).
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  8. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Just did a head to head with this from the same series but longer in the cask


    For this younger one (33 year compared to 39 year)at almost identical abv was the better bottle, bottled at just the right time.

  9. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  10. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    With water the nose is very expressive and the coffee is more pronounced than when neat.

    Not much difference on the palate and the finish is still long.

    Very good
    • Nose
      Super nose of fruit and rich sherry, perfect fruit.

      Blackcurrant, raspberry and gooseberry along with rhubarb and apple crumble.

      Finally some Christmas cake and a little coffee.

      Basically it is rich sherry mixed in with a basket of fruit. lovely.
    • Taste
      Quite powerful on dark bitter chocolate and prune and still a little gooseberry which will explain the bitterness. Yes there is some oak.

      Sweetness is there, I would describe it as jammy sweetness (blackcurrant), with a few Palma ham notes.

      A balanced profile.
    • Finish
      Long and smooth.


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