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Overall rating
86.13/100
votes
17
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Alambic Classique (AC)
Bottling serie
Special Vintage Selection
Vintage
1996
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
16301
Number of bottles
119
Strength
55.5 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
26 Apr 2016 6:28 pm by Pxrider
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 131.85

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17 × member ratings

20 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tobermory 1996 AC

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.13 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [June, 2017]  Some of the Alambique selected Tobermory casks were really good in the past, so I am curious if this can keep this high standard...

    The colour is amontillad and the texture shows fast legs and late sticky tears.  The nose is quite punchy on dry sherry aromas but it cries for a swimming exercise.  The mouthfeel is a little hot and a little coating, no bitter or drying moments.  The taste is sherry dominated (nuts, raisins, chocolate) but with a nice creaminess of the malt.  The finish is of medium length and more spicy (peppery, nutmegs) with no distracting notes.  With some water the nose opens up (55,5% abv locks the aromas in, of course) to a nicely sherry-herbal-nutty-wooden profile that I really like (without water 3 points less).  The mouthfeel smoothes as does the taste.  Just the finish shortens a little bit, but that is okay.

    Another fine cask selection by this great bottler, their releases are always worth a (sample) try...
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Oranje81 did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    http://whiskyclub-fs.de/2016/07/07/whisky-vorstellung-tobermory-19962016-alambic-classique-555vol/

  3. ragingbull scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Notes by Whisky Doris
    Aroma: Fresh mineral, moist pebble beach, a trace of sea salt, sea air, freshly ground grain, then fruity-bitter: grapefruit

    Taste: soft, full-bodied and full bodied, amazing fullness of caramel, cream and milk chocolate

    Finish: again creamy on the finish, on the palate with the captivating sweetness of caramel sweets, accompanied by a very harmonious-strong tobacco note of Virginia pipe tobacco.

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