Tobermory 1972 MI

Overall rating
92.72/100
votes
73
Whiskybase ID
WB8791
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Moon-Import (MI)
Bottling serie
De Viris Illustribus
Vintage
1972
Bottled
1995
Casktype
Oak Cask
Number of bottles
600
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
01 jun 2009 3:26 pm

Average value

€ 635.00

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Whisky reviews for Tobermory 1972 MI

17 users have left 24 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.72 points.

  1. prz22 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    After some disappointing Tobermorys finally the one that is exceptional! Great complexity and balance between smoke and Citrus fruits.
    • Nose
      95 95
      A lot is happening here, lemons, minerality, smoke, herbs, spices, amazing!
    • Taste
      94 94
      Great sweetness and peat balance, layers of chocolates, teas, spices... great!
    • Finish
      94 94
      Long, very dry yet complex, warm, complex, extremely good!

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  3. NeroGatto scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Best Tobermory! Great 1972

  4. NeroGatto scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Best Tobermory. Great 1972

  5. DannyDram scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Very harmonious, a lot of depth and pronounced tension.
    • Nose
      94 94
      Citrus, fruity, maritime, fine peat, cardamom, wrapping paper, oriental spices, old leather, something green, slightly mineral. Very well balanced, pronounced intensity.
    • Taste
      95 95
      Fruity, honey, peat, tropical fruits, paraffin, wrapping paper, cardamom. Tender, creamy, silky, full-bodied, very nice texture, full-bodied, very pronounced aroma pressure.
    • Finish
      94 94
      Honey, fruity, citric, spicy, white pepper. Nice pleasant sweetness. Very long finish

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Best sherried Scotch whisky 1936 vintage onwards, 75 whiskies tasted.

    This whisky was 9th ,out of 75

    Whisky Heaven 96 points average.

    1) Glen Cawdor 1964/1983 43%Duthies for Samaroli 95/96/96 - 96

    Gold Medal Drams 95 Points average

    2) Caperdonich 1966 32 year cask 134 53.1% Signatory 95/95/95 - 95
    3) Glen Avon 1974 sherry cask 59.9% G&M 94/95/95 - 95
    4) Inchgower 1975 25 year 49.7% cask 9176 Kingsbury 94/95/95 - 95
    5) Strathisla 1967/1986 57% Duthies for Samaroli 94/95/95- 95
    6) Glengoyne 1972 40 year 55.5% Mos 1244 Diamonds 96/95/94 - 95
    7) Inchgower 1965 39 year cask 5423 48.1% Jack Wiebers 95/94/95 – 95
    8) Macallan 1952 15 year 80 proof Rinaldi Import* 85/96/94 – 92
    But 95 for palate & finish average.
    Note
    The Macallan 1952 probably would have come 2nd if the nose had scored similar to the palate and finish, it would be unfair to push it any further down the pecking order and it was, along with the Glen Cawdor 1964 the only whisky I gave a 96p for the palate. It is where it is because the nose let it down and had a burnt off note I did not like but the taste was lovely.

    Silver Medal Drams 94 Points average

    *9) Tobermory 1972 23 year 50% MI De Viris Illlustribus 94/95/94 - 94
    10) Glenfarclas 105 40 year 60%OB 94/95/94 – 94
    11) Glen Mhor 30 year Bar Metro 60.1% 94/95/94 – 94
    12) Dallas Dhu 1982 24 year cask 3739 OB 93/95/94 - 94
    13) Springbank 35 year 46% Millenium OB 93/95/94 - 94
    14) Macallan 1939 70 proof GM OB 93/95/94 - 94
    15) Glenglassaugh 1972 38 year cask 2891 59.1% ob 94/94/95 - 94 19247
    16) Tobermory 1972 OB purple label 32 year 49.5% 94/95/93 – 94
    17) Longmorn 1968 SMWS 7.27 53.8% 93/94/95 - 94
    18) Aberfeldy 19yr manager’s dram 1991 61.3% 94/94/94 - 94
    19) Balblair 1966 38 year 44% ob 94/94/94 - 94
    20) Speyburn 1975 cask 3413 55.4%OB 94/94/94 - 94 41085
    21) Glen Avon 15 year 57% Avonside whisky 93/94/94 – 94
    22) Glen Grant 1964 50 year cask 4462 gm 93/94/94 - 94
    23) Glenlossie 1972 17 year 57.7% Sestante 93/94/94 – 94
    24) Tamnavulin 35 year Forrester cask 3087 52.6% OB 93/94/94 - 94
    25) Blair Athol 21 year moon import the cars 93/94/94 - 94
    26) Talisker 1981 20 year 62% 93/94/94 - 94
    27 )Longmorn 1972 33 year laird bottling 43.7% 93/94/94 -94
    28) Mortlach 14 year 57% sestante 95/93/94 - 94

    Bronze Medal Drams 93 Points average

    29) Balmenach 14 year 1971 57.5% ob sestante 93/94/93 - 93
    30) Glenugie 1967 59.5% sherry wood Sestante 92/94/93 - 93
    31) Talisker 1957 57% GM black label 92/93/94 - 93
    32) Glenfarclas 21 year unblended 51.5% Edward Giaccone 93/94/92 – 93
    33) Jura 1966 30 year 51.6% cask 1868 Signatory 92/93/94 - 93
    34) springbank 1966 58.1% cask 443 LB 95/93/92 - 93
    35) Highland Park 1973 34 year OB cask 6384 46.5% 92/93/93 - 93
    36) Tamdhu 1962 44 year 43% GM 92/93/93 - 93
    37) Millburn 1967 34 year omc 50% 93/92/94 - 93
    38) Laphroaig 1998 20 year cask 700296 54.6 WM 94/92/93 93
    39) Glenrothes 1947 28 year 43% ferrarato OB 94/93/91- 93
    40) Strathisla 1963 48 year 51.8% cask 576 GM 94/92/92 – 93

    92 points average

    41) Talisker 1955 50 year Secret Stills GM 91/93/92 - 92
    42) Bunna 1968 34 year 43.5% OB 93/93/91 – 92
    43) Glengoyne 1969/98 cask 3525 51.6% OB 93/93/91 - 92
    44) Glenlochy 1965 32 year cask 1528 47.9% 92/92/93 - 92
    45) Tomintoul 1966 44 year cask 5261 49.1% JW 93/92/92 - 92
    46) Caperdonich 1972 39 year cask 52.8% TWA 91/92/93 - 92
    47) Pride of Strathspey 1939 43 year gm (Macallan) 95/92/90 - 92
    48) Macallan 1958/59 25 year Anniversary OB 94/92/91 - 92
    49) Glenlossie 1938 43 years 40% GM 93/92/91 - 92
    50) Glenrothes 1966 36 year 51.8% cask 1438 OB 94/91/91 – 92
    51) Avonside 1938 39 year 43% (Glenlivet) GM 94/92/90 - 92

    91 points average

    52) Miltonduff 1966 22 year Pluscarden Valley 58.4% 88/93/93 - 91
    53) Avonside 1938 33 year 43% (Glenlivet) GM 89/93/92 - 91
    54) Glendronach 1972 cask 706 43 year 51.1% 90/92/92 – 91
    55) Glenfarclas 1964 40 year NC 1578 Recheirich 91/92/91 - 91
    56) Strathisla Decanter, Milton Distillery, William Longmire 90/92/91 - 91
    (Very rare whisky, early 1950`s peated Strathisla)
    57) Longmorn 1972 37 year 51.3% TWA 92/91/91 -91
    58) Highland Park 1960 dumpy 17 year 43% OB Ferraretto 92/91/90 - 91
    59) Glenrothes 1972 29 year Restricted Release 43% OB 90/91/91 - 91
    60) Aberlour 1964 25 year 43% OB 93/90/91 – 91
    61) Bowmore 1956 43% OB, pure islay malt seagull label 94/90/88 – 91
    62) Macphail’s 1938 Dram Taker’s 40% GM 92/92/89 – 91
    63) Bowmore 1970 34 year cask 4689 56.6% 92/91/89 – 91

    90 points average

    64) Old Speyside 1966 40 year 45.6% Taste Still 87/92/91 - 90
    65) Strathisla 1937 37 year 40% 70 proof GM 90/91/89 – 90
    66) Highland Park dumpy 19 year 43% OB Ferraretto Imp 91/90/89 – 90
    67) Benriach 1984 28 year 50.2% cask 1050 OB 89/89/91 - 90

    89 points average & under

    68) Auchentoshan 1970 21 year 43% ob, sherry 93/87/88 - 89
    69) Longmorn 1972 39 year 45% LMDW 93/88/87 - 89
    70) Macallan 1962 25 year anniversary OB 43% 89/88/88 - 88
    71) Glen Grant 1936 decanter 50 year gm 85/89/88 - 87
    72) Ben Nevis 1967 41 year, cask 1281 49.4% 87/85/91 – 87
    73) Glen Grant 1953 58 year 47.9% GM 85/83/82 – 83
    74) Glenlossie 1975 44 year cask 2907 GM 86/65/70 – 73

    Tried right at the end Bonus Dram Daftmill cask 029/2009 sherry 61.1%
    91-92 points average

  7. Benila scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Intense nose with notes of bitter orange, pineapple, peppermint and white pepper. Very silky on the palate and well balanced, it's fun. Very nice finish and the flavors stick.

  8. coolinariker scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    Very nice silky balance and tension as well as exotic fruitiness with a surprising, slightly peaty finish - excellent!

  9. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Re taste after 2+ years, even better than I remembered.
    verging on 95 points, a stand out malt in any line up.
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

  10. penumbra scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Numerous wineries, such as Brora, Caol ila, Longrow, and Ledaig, have made world-renowned achievements in the first year of changing the craft. As a result, they thought they had just started, but they were already at their peak. Going back to this wine, there is a feeling of doing nothing but doing nothing. If we say that some wines are predestined for three points, and seven points rely on oak, then this bottle can be turned around three or seven, and the original material can be used without mashbill in Scotland. Is it because of the nitrogen content of barley that year? Saccharification process? Yeast strain? How long is the fermentation time? The outstanding wine body created enables the winery to wholesale fine wines? These questions eventually fell into the stomach with the old wine one by one, undetectable.
    • Nose
      There is no need to bother to think about what heavy Shirley, heavy peat, a solid wine body that is not inferior to the size of the same period, and the most authentic malt distilled wine. Plump, finely prepared coarse grains, unthreshed cereals, corns, vanilla honey, pastries and farmhouses. The influence of young fruits, oranges, yellow lemons, pineapples, peaches, and Shirley buckets is not noticeable, bringing a lot of sugar and a sense of beauty. Firewood, haystacks, incense, elegant peat with bacon oil flowers and western medicine. To be precise, it should be slightly better than Bowmore's ppm, but the handling is pleasing. The combination of this oriental spice shop and religious incense should be unique Served.
    • Taste
      A large pile of smoky agar, slightly sour taste of the Oloroso barrel, ginger, pepper, fruit charcoal fire, 100% black chocolate, licorice, missed seasonal cumin, and peat is dark and complex due to bitterness. Honey, fat, a small amount of fruity flavor, Shirley is still just a soy sauce, and the woody elements are more biased towards farmers and medicinal materials than traditional wooden barrels and nuts.
      Full, rich in fat, low sweetness, no tannins, no acidity, bitterness, no spicy feeling.
    • Finish
      Long, bonfire, cocoa, tea, medicine.

  11. jay83 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Sensationally structured and balanced Malt from the Isles with outstanding complexity. Absolutely one of the best examples how complex smokiness can be embedded within the whole panoply of aromas... Fantastic!

  12. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Citrusy, herbal, beautiful peat, excellent!

  13. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Re try of this and the peat/sherry angle is if the best quality.

    This particular whisky is one of the peated stand out malts of the 1970's, there is nothing more to say.

  14. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    This has a beautiful balance, an outstanding whisky.
    • Nose
      93 93
      This smells coastal at first, brine, peat, varnish, seaweed but there is some stewed fruit in the background, apple, a little peach, apricot jam.

      Bur the overriding note is a really crisp peat like some of the very best Caol Ila from the 1970`s.
    • Taste
      94 94
      The peat is there but a massive wave of stewed fruit is at the forefront, mixed fruit salad so no need to list them all but very nice whatever the mix is.
      The peat is growing but so is the fruit in tandem, more apple and fresh pineapple now and it is getting thick and viscous but always this lovely fruit salad note
    • Finish
      93 93
      The fruit is growing, it is a lovely citrus sweetness with the peat in the background now but always making itsb presence felt.

  15. hs305 scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    [October, 2010]  Together with friends I emptied bottle no. 551 that I bought for 171 Euro in February, 2004.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 95.  My notes state an excellent Ledaig style dram with an unbelievably complex aromas and flavours profile.  A real treat!

  16. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Photo Moderator

    Everytime flabbergasting again!

  17. Imp did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tobermory 1972/1995 (50%, Moon Import ‘De Viris Illustribus’, 600 bottles) 
     Colour: gold – of course. Nose: another dimension as expected, although it does smell ‘Tobermorish’ at first nosing. Hyper-bold notes of fresh pineapples, together with something very farmy and vegetal. Fern, moss, hay, newly mown grass… Peat? It does remind me of some superb 1972 Ledaigs indeed! Quite some smoke, at that, matchsticks… And then we have various herbal teas (mainly hawthorns and rosehips, aniseeds)… It gets smokier and smokier, and very mineral, in fact! What a perfect compactness – and great surprise! Mouth: oh yeah! It’s clearly more different from the 1972 Ledaigs I know on the palate, and very unusual again. Quite some liquorice sticks, mint tea, cough drops… Gets then very peppery, gingery and spicy… Something meaty (smoked sausages), herbal… Spearmint chewing-gums, mastic-flavoured Turkish delights, cooked turnips (honest), menthol fir honey sweets, honeydew… Very, very special, that’s for sure! And the finish is very long, resinous and quite smoky… Haha! Tobermory! Tobermory? Anyway, 1972 was a great year on Mull as well, it appears. A kind of profile I l-o-v-e. 94 points.

  18. bokhanov scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Very good. Aroma roundish, full. Gorgeous even taste, with rubber elements, A little durable in my opinion. An empty glass still smells of fat, young salmon for a long time.

  19. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 855 € at Whiskyauction in Dez. 2014

  20. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      94 94

  21. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Photo Moderator

    If I didn't know better I would think this is one of the best Ardbegs. Fantastic!
    • Nose
      Wow! So fresh, intensive and complex, pretty smoky, sweet wood, touches of vanilla, citrusy and lemony - Superb!
    • Taste
      Oily, mellow, balanced smoke, wood, leather, old books, subtle sweetness, citrusy, lemony, peppery, bonfire - Great!

      Really no water needed
    • Finish
      Long, warm, smoky, zesty and spicy

  22. Sonett scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Not at all like ordinary Tobermory. Well balanced and real good
    • Nose
      Citrus, Leather, Seaweed, Vanilla, light charcoal smoke
    • Taste
      Enters mild sweet, than growing well balanced spices
    • Finish
      Fades out from mild spices over mild oak to a dry touch of bitter almonds

  23. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Photo Moderator

    I was also surprised by the balance of smoke, citrus, sweetness, leather notes and power. In a blind tasting I would never guess this is a Tobermory. I would say that this is probably one of the most underestimated Tobermorys. Easily 95 points. Just fantastic!

  24. Cobo scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    What a malt, the nose I liked a little better, but do not get me wrong, the part is really a poem and that from front to back. Even after 5 minutes I still have the wonderful citrus peat mix on the tongue ...
    • Nose
      wow, that's what I call a nose, dried cranberries, citrus notes, kumquats and limes, and yes ... Micha ... Em-eucalyptus for children is just right, a little smoked bacon stalks from behind, beautiful elegant peat, Lemon drops with effervescent filling, somehow also malty sweetness and some leather, very subtle smoke
    • Taste
      spicy, fat, Almdudler, beautiful peaty without being intrusive, wonderfully round and sweet, the sherry comes only gradually, there comes to me not a drop of water, which has a wonderful balance, yet very complex
    • Finish
      nice peaty with a nice dose of smoke, sweet and long, alcohol I do not notice, again lemon drops and some smoked bacon

  25. Whisky scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    N: old peat and because of that peat the profile Abc 1 comes back a bit, funny how they are in line with each other
    T: mint, pine, farm, grapefruit
    F: keeps hanging, but the nose gave me slightly higher expectations
    A nice Brora look like

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