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Tobermory 14-year-old

Overall rating
88.22/100
votes
43
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Distillery Exclusive
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Marsala Wine Cask Finish
Number of bottles
288
Strength
56.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
22 Jan 2017 1:17 pm by QuarterCentury
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 249.90

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Whisky Reviews for Tobermory 14-year-old

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.22 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. Joint86 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    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.

  4. 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
      langanhaltend

  5. 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

  6. kimmosuo scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  7. 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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