Tobermory 20-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Distillery Exclusive
Stated Age
20 years old
Spanish Sherry Cask Finish
56.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
09 Nov 2014 8:58 am by romolus753
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 377.00

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Whisky Reviews for Tobermory 20-year-old

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.77 points

  1. Dottore scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting! Great whisky for me. about 52 vol.%. Highlands. First Fill Sherry. Edradour or Deanston? about 16 years. Could also be a Glenrothes
    • Nose
      Fantastic sherry notes, dates, grapes, figs! Very nutty, Asian plum wine, vanilla. Overall, the sherry influence already dominates significantly. Alcoholic sharpness is not to be found. From the nose pretty old, but the massive sherry influence could also conceal the youth
    • Taste
      Very oily and very sweet. No sharpness in the mouth. Vanilla cream and a wonderful spiciness from the wood spreads in the mouth. The sherry fruits harmonize perfectly with it. Nutmeg and cloves. Really good
    • Finish
      Slight tingling remains at the tip of the tongue, but now slight peppery sharpness. There is hardly any bitterness in the finish. Balanced between dry sweet and fruity.

  2. Dieter_W scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    That goes in the GlenDronach Parliament direction. Nice part, but very, very barrely. Notes were created in Blind Tasting. Thanks to Tom na Gruagaich for the experience.
    • Nose
      Beautiful tart-acidic note that holds back nicely. I like it that way. Very overripe, slightly fermented fruit, such as pear, apples, peach and plums. Lots of oranges, fat nuts but really fat walnuts. Slightly after rum pot with pickled raisins, dates, plums. Delicate cooling menthol or after-eight and alcohol influences in the background. There's something artificial about solvent, like acetone. I also have some rubber abrasion. But only very, very low.
    • Taste
      Yes, that's a real board. With so much barrel influence it is very difficult to find the burner character. Lots of cooling wood, bitter liquorice, very dark chocolate with 90% cocoa melt on the tongue. The alcohol is very nice back I think. That could only have been EU Sherry Oak. Much of what happens in nosing also applies in the tasting. Lots of menthol and mint. Great part no question. I'll say Ü 25 and if not then it must have been a very good first-fill sherry keg
    • Finish
      Long and bitter

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 87 points Moderator

    Powerful and creamy, though not too complex
    • Nose
      88 88
      Intense sherry notes, grapes, rasins, spices, pepper
    • Taste
      87 87
      Punchy, very oily and creamy, nutty, subtle sweetness, nutty, oak wood, ginger, pepper, little leathery, little dried fruits, raisins
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long, warm

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Sherry bomb a bit of sulphur, strong influence of oak, not bad but not very complex

  5. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A great whisky, which brings a lot of sherry, but rather the spicy side. Actually, almost a sherry bomb, but with depth and a solid Brennereicharakter in the background that carries the thing. Very nicely done.
    • Nose
      The nose is sweetish, spicy, light muff, light harbor, dirty, but not too dirty. The sherry notes, dark fruits, orange, dried fruits then take the scepter in the hand. The whisky is sweet, nutty, but always spicy with oak, so he is not too complacent.
    • Taste
      A decent onset in the mouth, the sherry is clearly present, but makes first the dirty flavors, walnuts, the harsh oak notes place to then quite clean and warm with dried fruit to come back. In addition, the whisky fluctuates between sweet and bitter, never dominant in one direction.
    • Finish
      Warm, sherry, nutty, slightly sour oak, then later oak, with nice balanced sherry flavors and a lot of spice

  6. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Very Good (23) Very delicious molt.Gustoy and saturation. (92)
    • Nose
      Nuts, dried fruits. Friable fruits and spices, wax and oak. Apple with cinnamon. Inzhir and raisins (23)
    • Taste
      Wow, Fruit and spicy creamy (23)
    • Finish
      Excellent dry finish, a mountain of dried fruits and nuts.Vishnevoe jam (23)

  7. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A splitter, all of whom are very high, my fellow drinker had given him. : ')
    • Nose
      Full grated coffee beans, matches just extinguished, still warm glowing, dark chocolate, clove, nutmeg, somewhere far back a touch of salt, black walnut and rum pot, a hint of menthol
    • Taste
      Coffee, liquorice, dark chocolate, clove, then herbs of oregano on rosemary and thyme, then the funny, the Tober salt is there, which makes it really special like a salted praline, it is beautifully integrated and comes only after 5-10 Seconds, lovage, already a little Maggi, dates, clear oak, even mint and cocoa
    • Finish
      Long, here Tober comes out more, I think, peat, algae, salt, sulfur, some bread, rather bitter-salty

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  9. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Water is not needed with this one.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  10. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Very good but a sweet tooth helps.
    • Nose
      Very sweet nose on honeycomb and highland toffee, dessert wine,

      Old tea chests, sweet mincemeat
    • Taste
      Very rich like an old liqueur, caramel, sweet pastries, pecan and maple syrup
    • Finish
      Long and sweet still with touches of pecan pie and maple syrup


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