Tobermory 14-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Distillery Exclusive
Stated Age
14 years old
Marsala Wine Cask Finish
Number of bottles
56.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
22 Jan 2017 1:17 pm by QuarterCentury
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 374.74

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Whisky Reviews for Tobermory 14-year-old

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.24 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2019] I had this dram during a FoSM club tasting.

    This is a typical modern "designed" whisky which design completely failed as the wine and spirit did not integrate but fight each other, the woods are too heavy (bitter-astringent) and the distillate is flawed (feinty notes of sweat and cheese). I used the spittoon, why to spent precious liver cells on stuff I do not like?
    • Nose
      80 80
      The colour is old gold and the nose offers the dirty side of Tobermory with sweaty-cheesy off-notes that I do not like (and which often can be found in Tobermory drams, unfortunately). The Marsala wine and the whisky did not really integrate and fight each other on the nose - but no one wins...
    • Taste
      78 78
      The taste continues on that unfortunate battle of flavours and the sweaty-cheesy dirty side takes control over time. Hey, whoever loves unbalanced and flawed drams - this one is a great showcase on that. Obviously, a lot of drinkers like such stuff (looking at the other ratings here at WB) and this is absolutely fine with me. You can have it all!
    • Finish
      77 77
      The initial mouthfeel is neither warming nor coating but somewhat bitter-astringent (tannins at work). The finish is of medium length and turns bitter-astringent from the heavy wooden notes. Not many pleasant flavours to mention here (according to my taste buds, only). Water strenghtens the off-notes in both nose and taste - so use it if you like very dirty drams only...

  2. breste scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Very sweet nose, summery fruits. Sweet taste, caramel and fruits, a bit spicy in the end. Stay in the mouth for a very long time - that's when your mouth starts to water and you want more!
    With water the sharp end disappears.
    An all around successful malt!

  3. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Cherry, orange, apple, almond and peanut. More sour when adding water.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Cherry, apple, hazelnut, caramel and pistachio. Can't handle water very well.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Cherry, mocha, apple and hazelnut.

  4. whisky_garage scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: Intense, dense, sweet, slightly closed. Wine motifs????, many red and dark berries ???????? (lingonberry, blackberry, wild currant), citrus fruits????????. Berry pie ????, juicy baba rum, malt notes. Earthy aromas, a little sheep ???? wool, notes of noble tobacco, spices, barrel????.

    Taste: Intense, bright, sweet with a noble bitterness????. Berry blast, citrus, cream cake ????, malt notes, tobacco motifs, apricot pits, spices, barrel????.

    Finish: Long-lasting, sweet with bitterness. Apricot kernel, wormwood????????, barrel, chocolate notes шоколад.

    Conclusion: Excellent Tobermory with a wine finish, which clearly did his good job. Here is the excellent work of the same barrel and the recognizable profile of the distillery spirits, a wonderful balance and variety in taste and aroma????.

  5. Joint86 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Great whisky with a chic aroma and good balance.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Saturated, deep, complex. A lot of sweets, fruits, prunes, butterscotch, vanilla, flowers, light smoke
    • Taste
      91 91
      Caramel, dark chocolate, cofruits, oak, spices
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long, spicy, astringent.

  6. Barbone scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Maritime, sweet, a touch of coastal grass
    • Taste
      89 89
      sweet, dry
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Luigisim scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Maritime nose, with capers and salt

    Fresh oak in mouth

    Sparkling and sweet at finish
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. kimmosuo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. QuarterCentury scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Distillers Tasting NotesColour: Deep amber gold

    Nose: Rounded oak influence,
              with grape notes,
              hints of subtle exotic spices,
              salted toffee,
              dried fruits and
              orange blossom.

    Palate: Rich mouth filling sweetness
                with oak and vanilla.
                Hints of liquorice,
                roasted coffee and subtle
                spice, citrus, apricot and
                orange blossom.

    Finish: Long and lingering
                with candied fruit
                and soft spice.


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