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Overall rating
87.68/100
votes
107
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Wood Range - Sherry Cask
Vintage
1994
Bottled
07.2015
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
570
Strength
57.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
22 Jul 2015 8:30 am by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 181,17

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Whisky Reviews for Tobermory 1994 CA

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.68 points

  1. moe-tavern scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    What a massiv malt... this cask was carried in the depth of a pirates-ship the whole 20 years ... with all the brackish old wood unpleasent flavours.. I love it!!!

  2. yggr scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Notes from a blind tasting:
    Initially pretty closed, leathery, dusty, musty. Hui, there has a legit ole sherry barrel gewerkelt, I think ... first let a bissl.
    After a while I keep my nose in again. Dried meat, leather, floor wax, nutmeg. Ham and black tea pulled for too long. A small mint leaf garnishes the whole thing. Everything very dark, oily, heavy and wonderfully intertwined. The alcohol is great involved. Later, I find long roasted mocha beans.
    On the palate, it rolls nicely slowly, lets the muscles play for a short time and then suddenly becomes milder. As so often I can hardly fish out certain flavors here. Great creamy / waxy consistency, everything sherry dark again, hot and sappy with a long finish ...
    Conclusion: does not fit into my prey scheme with the many dried meat and still scratching at the 90 points. A great, very intense keg with still a lot of power was obviously bottled at exactly the right time.
    I'll say 26+ years, ex Sherry, 54% vol ... maybe a Mortlach from Cadenhead?
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. bennythemonster scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Tobermory 1994-2015, 20 years, 57.8% alc. Cadenhead's Tobermory 1994-2015, 20 years, 57.8% alc.
    Bottler: Cadenhead's (Wood Range)
    Removal: sherry barrel
    Region: Isle of Mull, Scotland

    Nose: Prunes, dates and caramel come to mind first, followed by a hint of raisins and dried apples. Sulfur and black powder spread over these aromas, paired with pure cocoa powder.

    Palate: powerful and mouth-filling, very strong. Dried currants, plum wine, sulfur and leather. Behind it a lot of oak wood, coffee and tobacco, some cocoa, towards the end a lot of pepper.

    Finish: Very long, a lot of oak and tobacco smoke. A pleasant sweetness of dried fruits, leaving behind the aroma of raisins.

    Conclusion: A very good Sherrymalt, wonderful!

    90/100 points (tasted 2015)
    Thanks to Cadenhead's Berlin for the rehearsal!
    Original article with photo: http://www.notesofmalt.de/notes-Islay-un...-20yo,-57,8-CA/

  4. anonymerlemur scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Unfortunately, this Tobermory meets a little bit of digestibility in the nose. I can agree with moe-tavern that the malt must have matured for the full storage period on the last corner of a pirate ship. Definitely a unique selling point.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Musty, very slightly smoky. Musty wood, walnuts and extreme sulfur notes. The fine notes from the taste are unfortunately in the background here.
    • Taste
      92 92
      In contrast to the nose, very fine and digestible. Raisins, nuts, great seasoning and wood notes.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Raisins and ripe plums. Dried fruit. Nuts and seasoning.

  5. klasek scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. BGL scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  7. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Not the usual distillery character. Big sherry with relatively low dose of peat, but plenty of spices and oak.
    • Nose
      Big sherry. Prune, honey, blueberry, cocoa and gunpowder.
    • Taste
      Powerful, spicy and sweet. Bitter oak and pepper. Dried fruits and mandarin. Cocoa. Tobacco and antique leather.
    • Finish
      Long, bittersweet, oaky, spicy.

  9. dRambo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

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