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Overall rating
88.00/100
votes
90
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

€ 155,59

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90 × member ratings

92 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tobermory 1994 CA

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.00 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. BGL scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  4. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  5. 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.

  6. dRambo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  7. dRambo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Strong sherry without smoke, wax full - pretty sure refill, the bitternote made me ready in the beginning - is that soooooo old and therefore oakfree or is the distillate so young and bit bitter? I guess 20+ would not be that color - I would even doubt the sherry cask after all the stuff from the 70's - the dense "red" sweetness reminds me a lot of Benriach 25 Authenticus - only it has smoke and tobacco (is pure Bourbon almost unbelievable) - the longer he was in the glass, the more clearly the sherry barrel showed itself. ~ 89 points with 1cl
    I bet on Ben Nevis or Clynelish - had already such a start with GF - on the palate that is certainly not a GF for me. Thanks for the dram - I'm curious what that is - extremely high recognition value - you can use in the next battle: wink:
    • Nose
      Blindtasting:
      Oh he stinks n bissl - after wax, herbs, slightly in the direction of "metallic" but not like young gas, somehow also cowshed. With time and the warmth of 2 fingertips, soft sherry tones emerge after 3 minutes, it looks like a waxy balm - it gives its fruits hesitantly, oak, bee and candle wax, some machine oil, it takes a lot of time to be whole spectrum show, cooked strawberries, vanilla, apricot
    • Taste
      intense oak explosion - a lot of power, without it burns or stings - again wax and beautiful fruity sweetness with strawberry jam, walnut shells, coffee, dark chocolate, chili, laurel, thyme - can be very long chewing - it just will not get tired
    • Finish
      he does not want to go - after a minute he stands there by the tongue as if I still chew him

  8. Prince Valiant scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. Ed Radour scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

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

  10. Mascht scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Smelt electronic equipment, dirt, sour
    • Taste
      meaty, ham, sheep's wool
    • Finish
      very long, oak, fleshy

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