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Whisky Reviews for Tobermory 1994 CA
22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.00 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?
- 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.
- 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:
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
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
he does not want to go - after a minute he stands there by the tongue as if I still chew him
Smelt electronic equipment, dirt, sour
meaty, ham, sheep's wool
very long, oak, fleshy