Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Brothers in Malt (BiM)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
20 years old
Number of bottles
55.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Whiskyfreunde Bergisches Land
Added on
26 Oct 2015 7:35 pm by chris-sg
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 184.50

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19 × member ratings

19 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tobermory 1995 BiM

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.00 points

  1. Torfding scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      At first, the alcohol is very strong in the nose. With the time in the glass that is much better, but does not go completely, because a certain alcoholic sharpness remains.
      It also takes a little time to fight through the variety of flavors. Above all, I find numerous fruit notes: especially ripe banana, citrus fruits and red apples (rather in the form of cold Apfelküchle), also a little pineapple and strawberries, in general a fruit cocktail also tropical and fermented kind (somehow a kind of liqueur sauce).
      In addition, vanilla, caramel and nuts can hardly be denied.
      A little water pushes the banana back, whereas the citrus fruit stand out more clearly.
    • Taste
      rather dry; clearly banana (soft and ripe), as well as chocolate, vanilla, apples and nut cream, as well as melting sugar; with some water, a bitter sweetness comes out next to the barrel wort, while the banana steps into the background; Again, the alcohol is noticeable on the tongue.
    • Finish
      medium to long; strong, sweet and pleasant, somewhat fruity with citrus notes (orange), bitter notes and barrel spice as well as a delicious dirty note; with a little water, the finish becomes a little shorter and the sweet impressions disappear

  2. Torfding scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Possibly a Fassteilung: Whisky Broker # 72455 Brothers in Malt # 73661 Valinch & Mallet # 75578.

  3. [2stoned] aKu scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Phew, what should I say? He is really good, beautiful intense and complex, if you give him the time you can gradually recognize many small details.

    Comparative Casting with Tobermory 1995/2015 20y - RBTW - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/74247 : Both are delicious. The RBTW is a bit sweeter in the nose and the BiM looks a bit older and hides a few of its flavors. Both are drier in the mouth than you would expect from the nose. The finish is longer at the RBTW, but the BiM is a bit more delicious here. Compared with the ratings here (before my rating: RBTW 89.75 in 4 votes, BiM 88.50 in 4 votes), the BiM has literally nose over me.
    • Nose
      First of all, an intense Pearsmus makes wide. Then follow roasted apples, including marzipan, with a lukewarm caramel sauce and some vanilla sugar. The other flavors hide behind it, what else can be discovered now? Not easy, everything is very interwoven. Over time you can imagine some flame-beaten peach, a touch of strawberries, some juicy raisins and grapes in chocolate. Now add some acidity of pineapple and from the vanilla sugar develops a distinct vanilla cream. Oh, briefly a note appeared that reminds me of smoking wood while drilling. The 55.9% Alk are unremarkable.
    • Taste
      Here rather a bit drier. Ripe, red apples along with fermented pineapple. A nut mix of hazelnuts and walnuts together with some older raisins. A slight pungency occurs and the alk makes itself easily noticeable. A delicate oak note is still visible.
    • Finish
      Has something of punch with bright fruits. Slightly dry and the delicate bitterness of English orange marmalade comes along. A slightly musty musty wood note accompanies the end towards an emerging minimal fruit sweetness. Medium.

  4. chris-sg scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    We taste the bottling "Bunaiteach" of the Brothers in Malt Bottled for Whisky Friends Bergisch 'Land The color is a bright gold. After gently panning, the whisky pearls evenly but oily down the glass. Nose: Immediately after pouring, there is a slight alcoholic touch above the glass. At almost 56% but no wonder. This flies but as fast as it came.
    I am immediately struck by green apple with some citrus in my nose. Add to that ripe banana. This brings with it a subtle sweetness. Toffenoten come out.
    After a while, everything turns into a tropical cocktail. Great!!!!
    I let the glass rest a bit. When the smell comes again finally comes the barrel. Some oak with a great dose of vanilla is in the glass. Sweet vanilla. Is the creme brulee in the glass? I dare the first sip: There is the sweet banana. She is directly present. There are candied apples and pears. After a while, the oak pushes forward and brings some ginger with it. The second sip is finally the vanilla. This is but accompanied by light cocoa notes. He is extremely round and has great depth and complexity. The finish is oily and remains pleasant but decisive strong in the mouth, as I like it. Not shocking but you know what you drank. He lingers very pleasantly in the mouth and brings always sweetness forward.


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