Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Alambic Classique (AC)
Bottling serie
Rare & Old Selection
Stated Age
41 years old
Oloroso Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
51.0 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
27 mar 2014 9:11 pm by Gunners
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1299.00

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128 × member ratings

75 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tobermory 1972 AC

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.36 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Photo Moderator

    Powerful sherry and oak wood - fortunately I rather like this but the oak could well be too loud for somebody else - overall still very good for me
    • Nose
      93 93
      Intense, dried fruits, plums, figs, dates, raisins, coffee, burned sugar, oak wood, nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamon, whiffs of leather - great!
    • Taste
      91 91
      Punchy, oily, creamy, subtle sweetness, espresso, dark chocolate, deep oak wood, more spices, even a bit herbal, thyme, sage, black tea, walnuts, just hints of dried fruits - very good
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, warm, more oak wood, tannins, a little bit drying, little bitterness

  2. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Somehow, although it is still a very delicious sherry whisky, it seems as if this potential has been given away, on the one hand to get something from Tobermory in it and also just in the finish.
    • Nose
      Lots of juicy plum, fig, black tea, black cherry, mushrooms and some soy, cola plant, nutmeg, cinnamon, rum raisins, fine incense sticks, juicy bacon, dresser, like an old cognac
    • Taste
      Black tea, Earl Gray as well, chestnut, fig, dates, black cherry, walnut, very dark malt, old leather-bound books, nutmeg, rosemary, dry raisins, dark hams in honey
    • Finish
      Unfortunately not as long as expected, dry, chestnut, raisins and dark malt

  3. Ras Mazunga scored this whisky 92 points Super Administrator

    Starting with a lot of different aroma's; mushrooms, soya, old oak, bbq, plums, tea, chocolate and herbs like rosemary.
    After a while the whisky gets more balanced and becomes waxy with tea. Suddenly I smell acetone. The palate has something fresh with blood oranges and peaches, the nose has beeswax, oak and tea. The finish is a bit dry, oaky and a bit bitter like a bitter peach.

  4. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    tasted with Aby and J J
    • Nose
      mint, cough medicine- (stop hoest - Red Band candy) and dates
    • Taste
      warming spices, vanilla, sigar and syrup
    • Finish
      drying with spices

  5. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes from Whishy-Doris:

    Flavor: juicy and fruity aromas of fresh cherry jam, this spicy nutmeg, old wood, furniture polish, suede, old noble brandy.

    Taste: old, dry, heavy port wine, pickled plums, full-bodied rum, spicy notes of tobacco, strong espresso, brandy beans.

    Finish: long-lasting, soft, warm, again rum, Japanese plum wine, fine smoke, strong cigar, earthy. 

  6. Vmarcinv scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Nose- old leather, old sherry wood, balsamic sauce, nutmeg, with time- marmalades, dried fruit and tobacco.

    Taste - dry, coffee, a lot of dried fruit, leather, some nuts, dark chocolate, rosemary, and nutmeg,
    Finish - ongoing, a lot of oak but pleasant, coffee beans, tobacco leaves and old books, ends with plum marmalade

  7. butt scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. martinbutterfly scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    ????: dark brown,
    ????: intense sherry, dusty intense sherry, a lot of power, a light candy sweetness mixed with bourbon climates, fabulous !!!
    ????: smooth, delicate, slightly peppery, oily, sweet sherry opening, yum yum !!!
    ????: long, sweet sherry,
    Smooth, cool, slightly changeable opening in the nose, nice delicious velvety on the tongue! Pyyyyycha !!!
    ????: 7.5 / 10
    ????: 93/100

  9. Cobo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very nice, but not quite balanced
    • Nose
      Soy sauce, leather, pork from the smoker, dried plums, dark chocolate, tobacco, quite smoky, nutmeg, neat oak
    • Taste
      Burnt berry jam, some peat, nutty sweet, tobacco, also slightly sour
    • Finish
      Long, beautiful full, slightly bitter, leather

  10. Sonett scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    In My opinion, this one souldrottningen have been bortled earlier. Still a good dram
    • Nose
      Oak, anis, light peat, raisins, dates, figs
    • Taste
      Well aged sherry tones that is heavily influenser by Wood and bitterness.a tiuch of peat and smoke
    • Finish
      Fades out in a taste dominated by Wood and bitter almond

  11. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    If somebody tells you that all old single malts taste similar. Do not
    accept this generalization. They certainly exhibit similar
    characteristics, since most of these old sherry bombs have seen very
    similar wood. Yet, they still are worlds apart when it comes to smell
    and taste development. Overall this one is too bitter for my taste. A
    minor complaint, but with a little more fruitiness, this could have been
    my all-time favorite. Still incredibly good though.
    • Nose
      Rich sherry, and surprisingly smoky – like a burning oak forest. The
      smokiness reminds me of very oxidized peat. Something you would expect
      from a dram of this age. Old dusty nutmeg and nail polish. After a while
      there is a sweet nuttiness, almost perfumy. At last, herbal candy.
    • Taste
      Impactful. More peat smoke. Dried smoked meats and almonds coated in
      bitter cocoa powder. The smokiness remains quite prominent, but never
      unpleasant. Blood oranges kissed by a flamethrower and doused in motor
      oil. Not sure if I like it entirely, but it is extremely interesting
    • Finish
      Long and bitter. Like chewing on a very well air-dried smoke sausage.

  12. Akoo scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Un bon peaty sherry, plus sherry que peaty...
    • Nose
      Anis, fleurs d'oranger, oranges confites. C'est puissant, frais et sucré.Genièvre.
    • Taste
      Rond, délicat, fin mais puissant. C'est terreux. La tourbe est assez grasse. Des notes de cuir, de vernis, de chocolat. La fumée est discrète. Quelques notes fraiches.
    • Finish
      Pas très longue, mais très intense sur la noix, les fruits secs

  13. tomy63 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    dark amber color, well defined sherry nose but quite fresh and fruity, orange, citrus, mandarin, varnish, leather, tobacco, chocolate. Mouth a little less fresh and fruity, more tobacco, varnish, dried fruit, chocolate, light smoke, spices, some wood. Quite powerful, dry, not very thick but very classy. Long finish, dry, woody, some nuts and spices. Superb nose, the suite is slightly worse, but it's a pretty dry sherry that we could take for a big Speyside.

  14. smaeksle did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Conclusion: Nice round and really complex. Great to get something in the glass, which is almost twice my age. Thanks again for the sample.

    Note 1--
    • Nose
      Fresh sea breeze and the 51% add wind in the nose. In the background a little salt and iodine. So if you turn your eyes and only smells you might think you are in the harbor on Mull. Krass I've never had it that clear before. Unfortunately, I do not really think that's more.
    • Taste
      I leave the whisky at its 51% and take no water. It is also the last for today. The barrel wort suggests the same but not too strong. He can not hide the Oloroso sherry, dark chocolates and mocha notes can be found. Somewhat later, some oak comes through. He can not hide even after 41 years.
    • Finish
      nice but not crazy long


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