- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 42 years old
- Sherry Casks
- Number of bottles
- 47.7 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 30 Jun 2016 5:50 pm
13 × in wishlist
11 × member ratings
13 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Tobermory 42-year-old
4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.89 points
- Looking at the 2 member scores here for an average of 84 and 82 points by Serge, if its not top drawer material how do they justify £2000+. In my view it is another sign that old age and fancy packaging is more important than quality and the distillers know that very few will be opened at this price, this is aimed at the collectors and investors market.
Intense heavily sherries,whiffs of sooty smoke,tobacco,liquorice, black cherries,roasting chestnuts,old leather,cocoa powder,stewed prunes, very complex.
Rich and luxurious,bitter dark chocolate, coffee, cherry liqueur,powerful oak flavours, cloves, treacle toffee,liquorice, spicy dried black fruits.
Everlasting,dry and spicy with a slightly smoky salty tail.
- Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com wrote on 2016-08-16:
Tobermory 42 yo 1973/2016 (47.7%, OB, 650 bottles) According to some sources it seems that this old baby’s been finished in oloroso, but some other sources state that it was a full-maturing in sherry. Hope the latter are right, let’s see… Colour: amber/coffee. Nose: old oak and other woods all over the place. New humidor, thuja wood, wax polish… Then more and more tobacco, pipes and cigars (in an old wooden box), roasted pecans and walnuts, heavy toffee, and then this very tiny touch of new plastic than could be found in many older Tobermories, bordering leather. A tablespoon of Chinese plum sauce. Mouth: very oaky, extractive, spicy… Oak essences (menthol, eugenol – I think), bay leaves, cloves, very bitter orange marmalade, black pepper… All this is very extreme, and even biting at times. Perhaps a little tiring, I cannot imagine quaffing more than one centilitre of this in one hour. Goes more towards ‘extreme’ liquorice after one minute or two, Scandinavian-style. Finish: extremely long, tannic and spicy, with more bitter oranges in the background. Comments: at £2,500 a bottle, it’s probably not the best B-F-Y-B whisky that came out this year. And boy does this pachydermic old whisky have oak! SGP:581 - 82 points.
Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt
Nose: Massive waves of dark chocolate, tobacco, Sherry-soaked raisins and roasted chestnuts. A touch of liquorice root.
More roasted chestnut, now with notes of oily walnut and dry oak.
Cherry, redcurrant, thick treacle and a touch of cracked black pepper.
Finish: Dry spices last ages on the finish, with chocolate-covered raisins bringing a balancing sweetness.