Tobermory 1972

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Vintage
Stated Age
32 years old
Oloroso Sherry Casks Finish
Number of bottles
49.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Black Label
Added on
27 Oct 2007 10:11 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 866.43

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131 × member ratings

107 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tobermory 1972

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.20 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Gorgeous. A very special whisky for me...
    • Nose
      Burnt wood. Smokiness. Sherry. Leather. Earthy and farmy notes. Complex.
    • Taste
      Intense. Very tannic and peaty. Concentrated dry sherry. Dried fruits (figs, prunes).
    • Finish
      Long, bitter-sweet flavours. Oaky.

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 93 points Moderator

    Intense, coffee and dark chocolate with a whiff of smoke - really complex and rich - fantastic!

    Quite darker than the red label bottling - that might explain the black label - the back label is more intense, leathery and also a bit more tannic (bitter) - I probably like the red label a bit more because it is more balanced and drinkable.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Espresso, dark chocolate, cocoa, toasted bread, dried fruits, dates, figs, plums, little raisins, molasses, acacia honey, sherry wood, hints of leather, pipe tobacco, whiffs of smoke, little farmy and mushrooms, little meaty - great!
    • Taste
      94 94
      Oily, creamy, little punchy, liquorice, good sweetness, more dried fruits, cocoa, dark chocolate, coffee, little toffee, heavy sherry, spices, little cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, little tannic, hints of herbs - excellent!
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long, warm, spicy, tannic, still sweet, coffee, little herbal, menthol and eucalyptus coming up

  3. Silversurfer scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      93 93

  4. martinbutterfly scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    ????: dark brown,
    ????: strong and smooth sherry, on the one hand intense but also nice smooth, slightly dusty atmosphere, nice strong, slightly coffee nose!
    ????: delicious !!! Smooth, chocolate, velvety, Wow wow wow !!!!! Sherrowo smooth chocolate sherry !!!
    ????: oily, long, smooth sherry,
    Delicious whisky !!! Velvety, delicious !!! Yum Yum Yum!!!
    ????: 8/10
    ????: 94/100

  5. Radar scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

  6. Radar scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

  7. St. Pauli scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    What a whisky. Perfectly balanced and complex. One of the best I've tasted. 
    • Nose
      Very delicate and complex. Sweet dark cherries, blueberry muffin, mushrooms in a forest, chocolate, coffee, and soaked wood. Some distant smoke. There is a hint of sherry, despite this whisky was matured in a sherry cask. This is the best example that whiskies that are matures in sherry casks shouldn't taste almost exactly as sherry. 
    • Taste
      Thick, syrupy, but with enough punch. Now we are more in the vinous part of whisky, the taste of sherry speaks louder. Raisin, dried fruit, prune, and rancio. We are in a sherry warehouse. Next, there is sevilla orange, moist soil, gravel, ground coffee and bitter chocolate. At the end, there is spiciness of clove. 
    • Finish
      Long, with a nice level of acidity and mild tannins. Smoke, Moist wood, Dutch appelstroop, dried fruit, chocolate and clove. 

  8. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 530 € at Whiskyauction in Oct. 2015

  9. Pawloff scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    Gorgeous dark sherry, still for resonable money!
    • Nose
      Lots of dark fruit, blackberry, cherry cake, raisins, smoked hungarian plums, figs, tobacco, red tea, eucalyptus, herbal toothpaste, essential oils for inhalation, Asian incense, soft smoke, clear sea
    • Taste
      Very intense, very dry, tannic, hungarian smoked plums, raisins in alcohol, elderberry syrup, chokeberry, blueberries, molasses, very strong Asian tea, eastern herbs, walnuts, menthol
    • Finish
      Eternal, forest fruits, herbs, bitter chocolate, crisp on the finish

  10. Malteser scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    An excellent dram, good balance between peat and Sherry.
    • Nose
      old Sherry, cedar wood, old books, a deep sweetness, a slight peatiness, toffee, beeswax
    • Taste
      metallic, Sherry, raspberry, tangerine, raisins, molasses, sweet apples, peat, round, middle bodied
    • Finish
      peat, Sherry, sweet, long, ginger, chocolate, a distinct wood influence


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