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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
- 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!!!
- 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?
- 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/
- 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.
Musty, very slightly smoky. Musty wood, walnuts and extreme sulfur notes. The fine notes from the taste are unfortunately in the background here.
In contrast to the nose, very fine and digestible. Raisins, nuts, great seasoning and wood notes.
Raisins and ripe plums. Dried fruit. Nuts and seasoning.
- Not the usual distillery character. Big sherry with relatively low dose of peat, but plenty of spices and oak.
Big sherry. Prune, honey, blueberry, cocoa and gunpowder.
Powerful, spicy and sweet. Bitter oak and pepper. Dried fruits and mandarin. Cocoa. Tobacco and antique leather.
Long, bittersweet, oaky, spicy.