Overall rating
87.41/100
votes
99
Whiskybase ID
WB74247
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Rest & be Thankful Whisky Company (RBTW)
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Vintage
17.07.1995
Bottled
20.08.2015
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Casknumber
1076
Number of bottles
250
Strength
54.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
15/6257 230
Barcode
5060414940526
Added on
09 nov 2015 11:01 am by deepee67
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 98.90

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Whisky reviews for Tobermory 1995 RBTW

30 users have left 30 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.41 points.

  1. p4blo scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    It appears to be good, but there is something I don't really like about this one. It's too chaotic, with random flavours and no real depth, the way I see it.
    • Nose
      Notes of varnish, plastic, glue and other chemicals, fortunately they fade away. Underneath there are apples, pears, vanilla, lemons and peaches.
    • Taste
      Kiwi, gooseberry, notes of flowers. Very sweet and inviting, but not too rich. The alcohol is detectable with a slight burning on the tongue, the spices add up to this impression.
    • Finish
      Quite long, but rather hot, spicy with tannic bitterness counteracting the sweetness of sugar and fruits.

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  3. SYMUE1 scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

  4. wncvirus scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose: sweet smoke, peaches, light syrup, slight musty smell
    Taste: Slight acidity, a bit of sweet notes. All the notes in samku are young - fresh
    Rating: 87 | 100 - Finish slightly warming and slightly alcoholic. In the background, noticeable forest fruits.

  5. yggr scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. Schmausel scored this whisky 87 points Administrator

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. LDB scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    It was extremely successful. And has charisma.
    • Nose
      90 90
      A winning nose straight away: fruit, spice, complexity in perfect balance. Behind it mineral notes and a typical Tobermory fermentation note. Overall just awesome, it's really fun.
    • Taste
      89 89
      The alcohol carries the intensity of the fruit flavor, but does not interfere at any time. Mint-fresh, salty oiliness.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Just great.

  8. Ed Radour scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

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

  9. DerDennis! scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

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

  10. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Decent malt. But he didn't convince me. The green notes in the nose bothered me a bit and in the mouth it lacks a little sovereignty.
    • Nose
      The fruits go in the direction of yellow meadow fruit. But also with a few green notes. Plus citrus fruits. A few mineral tones. More like fresh wood. Little meadow of flowers in the morning dew. Maybe bay leaf too.
    • Taste
      A mix of sweetness and flavor. Glucose. Yoghurt fruit candy (yellow fruits). Paired with decent flavor and a pleasant tingling sensation in the mouth. Also something like Sprite. A little lemongrass.
    • Finish
      Meadow herbs. Dried wood. The tingling still remains a little.

  11. TechnOBY scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  12. rpvdwel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  13. EarlMobile scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Nice fruity Tobermory with a huge onset - and that, although the alcohol is beautifully integrated. With water, the whisky is then really tasty: even more fruit and a pleasant sweetness. Go in the direction Hubba Bubba bubble gum. Definitely recommended!

  14. joep scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  15. stefsel111 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  16. hs305 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2017]  Never had a Rest & be Thankful dram before as I find these bottlings completely overprized.  So I am grateful to be able to try this sample.

    The nose is quite interesting, lots of different aromas from malty sweetness to spring floral (blooming flowers).  No peat at all, but some hints of maritime notes.  The mouthfeel is creamy and pleasant.  The body is not as complex as the nose but still very nice.  But a little bitter/adstringent after a while.  The finish is of medium length but adds no new impressions. With some water the nose does not change a lot and the body gets sweeter and smoother.  I like it that way better, even the finish seems to be a little longer...

    A nice dram to sip on an evening like today, but as a drinker I would not pay for it a premium over comparable releases...
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  17. Torfding scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Beeswax candles, heavy sweetness, many fruits (floury apples, pineapple), resin and freshly beaten wood, vanilla, wholewheat cereal bars, some hay and herbs, and a touch of sea air
    • Taste
      tingling in the mouth, still sweet and a little syrup, but drier than in the nose, malty, spicy, nutty, some white wine and overgrown coastal strip, some oak and somehow "green", comes later saltier;
      Pastries are more prominent with water
    • Finish
      medium to long; spicy, oak, dull lemon, later also a little saltier

  18. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very confused, very extreme tips, anyway somehow cool. Power, fruits, salt, who likes this is just right.
    • Nose
      After some of the alcohol and the detergent have disappeared, beautiful fruit notes emerge, peaches, pineapple, apple with peel, pear, some heather, lime, a little malt
    • Taste
      Ui, strong onset of a tropical-salty fruit bomb, pineapple, kiwi, currants, apples, a few flowers in between and above all a brine float, later followed by a little green oak, hint of pagan fire
    • Finish
      Long, salty-sweet, pineapple and some bitter oak remain with salt

  19. Patrick93 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  20. steinrich scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  21. Fight65 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  22. Laga93 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  23. mothers_finest scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I agree with 2stoned aku - EXCEPT - that I find it even better on the palate than on the olfactory bulb :)

    A very good malt!

    Note 08/21/2021:

    After I decided to buy a bottle after the sample, I finally opened this bottle today, almost 5 years and an estimated 200 malts (rated and not rated) later. In short, it still tastes delicious to me today! Very sweet, balanced, excellent ex-Bourbon cask malt! I can't understand ratings around 85 or less ... absolutely not ...
    I respect everyone's opinion, but PLV this Tobermory is one of the best I've ever drank - and there were quite a few ...;)

  24. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  25. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting.
    • Nose
      Leather, fruity - apple  and pear, citrus and hay. Vanilla, spices, malty, honey and tutti frutti - mixed dried fruits.
    • Taste
      Vanilla, citrus, a nice 'dirty' note, fuity and pepper. It is overall very spicy in the taste.
    • Finish
      Medium drying with citrus, fruity, vanilla, potatoes and some nuts.

  26. P.A.O.K.you_are did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tobermory 20 yo 1995/2015 (54.7%, Rest & Be Thankful, bourbon, cask #1076, 250 bottles)
    Back to 1995, aren't we curious? Colour: white wine. Nose: could it be a
    vintage thing? This one's cleaner and better balanced again, with some
    malt for sure but very little 'dirty yeast', in a style that's very
    similar to that of the first 1995. Sunflower oil, vanilla, brioche,
    wool, mashed potatoes... I guess what's really important with this
    profile is balance, and balance seems to have been achieved. With water:
    croissants ;-). Mouth (neat): excellent, zesty yet rounded (thanks to
    the bourbon wood), with a perfect earthiness underneath, and these
    rather delicate yeasty and malty notes from the distillate. Not to
    forget its coastalness (peppered oysters). With water: goody good, just a
    little less polished than the first 1995. Seriously, a vintage thing?
    Finish: rather long, earthier, more peppery. Hints of tequila in the
    aftertaste (we'll soon do a massive tequila tasting, by the way).
    Comments: all very good. Good work on Tobermory by some indies these
    days. SGP:452 - 86 points.

    Whiskyfun.com

  27. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    hmmm ... certainly a solid painting, but unfortunately not quite my case. The alcohol is a little too undiluted to me undiluted and with a few drops of water, it is mainly in the finish to say nothing.
    • Nose
      nice sweetness and fresh oak; you notice the bourbon barrel; Citrus fruits and bright, green apples; Pineapple and mango; Butter; slightly fleshy; it gets even sweeter with water
    • Taste
      first slightly bitter but quickly sweeter; undiluted, the alcohol is already very noticeable on the tongue; slightly dry, light apples again; Lemon is added with water
    • Finish
      medium to long; again sweet, light oak; bright fruits (lemon); With water, the finish is significantly shorter and sweeter

  28. Cartman scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Very nice Tobermory from the Bourbon barrel, here Rest & be has again chosen a very tasty barrel.
    • Nose
      very inviting vanilla, malt, sweetness, cotton candy, peaches, apricots, summer flowers, ripe cornfield, pineapple, acacia honey, beach grass, Swedish oatmeal cookies, marshmallows, sea air, Cliff shower gel from the 80s
    • Taste
      not as sweet as the nose, malt, crunchy cereal, nut cake, light oak bitterness, acacia honey, spice, turmeric root and ginger, subtle sage, Sencha, all pretty interwoven to a tasty whole
    • Finish
      again malt, light sweetness and a wafting oak bitterness

  29. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    88/89.
    • Nose
      Sugared almond, butter, grass, vanilla, sweet lime, apple, orange, peanut and peach. With water some honey.
    • Taste
      Almond, apple, butter, grass, peanut, orange, caramel, vanilla, pepper, peach and ketchup.
    • Finish
      Almond, apple, vanilla, caramel, orange, butter, peanut, peach and litchi.

  30. Murxus scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    a perfect dram. notes siehe aKu.
    wish I had a bottle of this stuff...

    PS: Now I have bottle of this stuff ;-)

  31. [2stoned] aKu scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The nose is very beautiful, but then leaves in the mouth a little bit after. But overall a nice, intense whisky. The individual flavors harmonize very well without it being ironed or even boring.

    Comparative Casting with Tobermory 1995/2015 20y - BiM - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/73661 : 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
      Already when pouring a strong, fruity sweetness rises and in the glass then an intense and bright fruit cocktail consisting of sweet yellow apples and pears, white grapes, juicy peach, passion fruit and a tart hint of pineapple. Added to this is a little vanilla cream, a few drops of honey and a little fresh wood. The 54.7% Alk are very unremarkable. With a little time then a slightly dusty feeling is added and the fruits are going overripe / slightly gummy, but not unpleasant. The light wood note is a bit stronger and now reminds a little of an oak cabinet wall. Towards the end of the dram, some cotton candy appears.
    • Taste
      Not as sweet as the nose would suggest, rather dry. The fruit mix is ​​back, but already very overripe and a slight sense of dry white wine. Wood is there and now comes on a spice, consisting of some black pepper, a touch of bitter almonds and hazelnuts. Again, the Alk is very well involved.
    • Finish
      Actually the same impressions as in the taste. The light woody note and the feeling of semi-dry white wine or more sparkling wine stays behind on the tongue for a long time.

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