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Tobermory 20-year-old

Overall rating
86.63/100
votes
99
Whiskybase ID
WB84333
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
22.04.2016
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
17 years BC - 3 years Sherry Casks finish
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
PO38210 L5 xx:xx 16113
Barcode
5029704218325
Added on
01 jul 2016 8:42 pm by NorthCoast500
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 184.34

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99 × member ratings

232 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tobermory 20-year-old

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.63 points

  1. JungleDram scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nice tobermory, apart from the PLV a great thing.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Slightly scented, but not unpleasant. Oranges and raisins, followed by slightly sour-maritime Tobermory notes with oak, iodine, brackish water, then dark fruits again, dark red cherries, slight hint of spice towards cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice. Spicy? Definitely! Christmas? Not necessarily, but it fits Christmas.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet, syrup, creamy without too much to be concrete. Distinctive oak, caramel, orange peel, flavor otherwise no concrete fruit notes can be made out.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long and spicy finish, again with orange, candied fruit, oak sets in.

  2. Totoro scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The freshly opened bottle seemed very floral, artificially sweet, almost perfumed. Once oxidization has worked its magic however, it's a different story.
    As soon as the filling level goes about halfway down, suddenly there it is: the lovely saline, savory character Tobermory bottlings aged 20 and over tend to acquire. Now it's all mulled-wine spices, refill sherry nuts & fruits, gingerbread and speculoos - all wrapped up in the signature Tobermory algae / brackish water / sea spray aromas. Really good stuff, but you sure need to have patience with this bottle.

  3. Othorion scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A good malt, the finish does not look set, but gives a nice composition
    • Nose
      Overripe dark fruits, cherries in rum, raisins, behind a fine citrus note, a hint of cinnamon
    • Taste
      Dark chocolate cherries, nutmeg, a hint of ginger, toffee,
    • Finish
      Dark chocolate, spicy, medium, nutmeg, roasted nuts

  4. MadScientist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Rhönräuber scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    i guess the 20 yo has been finished in a proper portion of px sherry casks while the 15 yo matured in gonzalez byass oloroso casks. the bourbon casks are more dominant in the 20 yo.  

    overall the 20 yo appears with a much more noble character and no smoke compared to the 15 yo that carries a noticeable hint of smoke. 
    • Nose
      mulled wine, raisins, gingerbread, vanilla
    • Taste
      powerfull, sweet, oily, chocolate frosted cherry cake, vanilla
    • Finish
      candied orange peel, oaky, plain chocolate, kelloggs smacks. extended finish. 

  6. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasty is, and not as "oversherried" as his tormented brother of the same age. However, I like the 18-year-old from the Bourbon barrel somehow better. More interesting. And at 160 € I do not have to play anyway.
    • Nose
      Christmas. Speculoos, gingerbread, pot of mulled wine, raisins, matches - fits.
    • Taste
      "Cherries in dark chocolate" from a prescriber sums it up quite well, reminds me a bit of dominoes - gingerbread, chocolate, fruit jelly
    • Finish
      long, peppery-sweet, orange jelly, dark chocolate, and here the oak tree reaches again neatly

  7. pianoman scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fermented grapes, slightly sour. Yellow raisins, a little vanilla, black cumin. Paprika spice.
    • Taste
      Soft and sweet at first with honey and dried fruits. Then malt, caramel, some sage. Medium.

  8. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes by Weinquelle Lühmann

    Aroma: Rich and warm with molasses and golden syrup, mulled wine, nutmeg and Christmas spices with walnuts, sultanas and dates.

    Taste: Deep rich oak with caramelised oranges and old-fashioned orange marmalade, notes of vanilla, dried fruits, hazelnuts and dark chocolate.

    Finish: Long, sweet and nutty with persistent notes of apricot and orange confit.

  9. Igitor scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. Erik1908 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Part of a range share of Tobermory/Ledaig made available at the Dutch Whiskyforum.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Initially quite closed, but this Tobermory opens up after some 20 minutes in the glass. It gives a rich nose of musty vanilla flavors, sweet raisins. In addition some nearly hidden notes of cinnamon notes as well as oak.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Warm and rich arrival. Waxy structure. There is a lot happening here. Immediate arrival of mild spicy flavors hand in hand with sweet raisins and overripe dark fruit. Pretty complex, but the outburst does not last that long.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Flavors as described in the taste continue in a medium long finish.

      Conclusion; pretty good dram but the P/Q ration is definitely not good.

  11. Kaywendi scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  12. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    fair puddle
    Direct comparison to other Tobermorys
    a solid paints me too flat to average and the grain bothers me
    • Nose
      starts understated and weak, good malt, light sherry, cereals, popcorn

      later: light vanilla, slightly buttery note, apples, peanut !!
    • Taste
      full, round and strong on the palate
      dark malt, liquorice, spicy, peanut, oak comes easily, a lot of grain and cereals
    • Finish
      medium to long
      tart, light oak, slightly spicy and becomes more

      espresso comes very late

  13. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    In addition to the sherry notes, like many others, I have Christmas spices and fruits. Likewise also the somewhat perfume-like notes.
    In the mouth, it is now significantly less intense, comes across less important and looks more oak-dominated.

    I still like my nose quite a bit. But could be a little more present. He then somehow lacks volume in his mouth.

  14. mer1973 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  15. Bam scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Notes from nem blind tasting
    • Nose
      Red apple, and a little smoke, dry and slightly maritime. Also a clear herbal note is felt. A few citrus fruits. Forest honey. Vanilla.
    • Taste
      Medium onset, silky mouthfeel. Herbal sweet, again the forest honey, apples and oranges. Peppery oak. Again some smoke.
    • Finish
      Medium. Citrus, herbs, oak. Rest dry and astringent out the back.

  16. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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  17. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The sherry finish is extremely set in the nose. I do not like it. There is such a note of cheap perfume or aftershave. The taste is sweet with a little oak. After all, the finish is relatively long with a nice MonCheri note at the end. Still does not really convince me

  18. Amsterdam did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Whisky Tasting: Tobermory 20 years https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVgrEXWtps44

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