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.
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.
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.
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.