- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Manzanilla Finish
- Stated Age
- 21 years old
- Manzanilla Sherry Casks Finish
- Number of bottles
- 53.8 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- P038850L5 16238
- Added on
- 25 Jan 2017 4:51 pm by NorthCoast500
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Whisky Reviews for Tobermory 21-year-old
22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.90 points
- Nose: Rosing and a lot of rum pot, allspice, plum, stomach bread, cherry jam, a refreshing mint (menthol?) And gently purged. The taste for this age surprisingly little (!) But pleasant wood, mahogany of the rosewood and all the aromas of the fragrance can be found in the taste again. Warm, nutty and dry. Rum balls, slightly peaty, fresh wood, some cherry, yeast dough and toasted toast. Strong, dry sherry (amazing because it's just a finish) light liquorice notes, cocoa powder and very dark chocolate, a bit metallic and coffee notes. Departure is long, quite dry, with water clearer cocoa notes, slightly smoky and withering walnut leaves, crossed by fruit, wood and marzipan.
- The smell is not for Leckermäulchen and Likörtrinkter. If you like it, you will find it here. The combination of the flavors is exciting and independent.
The taste is very intense and needs getting used to. Not everyone likes this combination of flavors. The same applies to the departure.
I do not like Tobermory, I do not like a Ledaig and I do not like Manzanilla sherry, which has put a very clear stamp on this whisky. This whisky did not change my mind. But that I do not like all that is up to me and not the whisky. He is very well done in my opinion and for someone who is looking for such flavors, just right. That's why I give a high rating, although I personally do not like the whisky.
The first impression is very spicy and earthy, followed by herbs, wood, a hint of cherry, some cassis and a hint of lime.
After a while, it gets milder and peach flavor plays into the foreground.
Powerful, sharp on the tongue, oily in texture, chilli, and nothing else at all, then it slowly gets milder with a slightly acidic note, traces of sulfur, the associations of salt, dark oak, some orange
The oak dominates the finish, in addition, repeat the bitter / salty impressions from the mouth, in addition comes liquorice
- The base distillate and finish are excellent, though slightly overpriced.
Spicy Manzanilla sherry. Honey, black cherry, plum, citruses and mint.
Oily, strong, creamy. The spicy Manzanilla sherry is also perfectly visible here. Marzipan, salt, oak, coffee and herbals.
Long, spicy, oaky.
- Tasted on 06-10-2020 at Wadden Sea National Park.
- fair puddle
Direct comparison to other Tobermorys
boah is not at all
Mazanilla the 12 was not for me and the 21 is even more violent
starts behaving / closed, a strange note that gets stronger, liquorice, light cheese, black rubber, grassy notes, tart, nut?
later: maggika herb and becomes stronger, dark and old wood !!, plastic like from staplers
strong with booms on the palate
strange note from the Manzanilla barrel, plastic and becomes stronger, rotten wood, buttery note, red fruit, tart
medium to long
this funny note, tart becomes stronger, artificial, oak comes and slays, buttery note
- This is unique, the funk and sweetness is one I haven’t experienced (it’s not like Springbank if that’s what your thinking). But it is complex and balanced. Very enjoyable for those who like sherry and things out of the ordinary.
Funky sherry, dark fruits, orange, dark chocolate, something savory (like beef broth?)
Much like the nose, a dank funky sweetness, cauliflower? Strawberry compote, figs, a nice barrel/oak spice comes out after the sweetness. One would never guess it’s almost 54%.
Fairly long, doesn’t get dry. Somehow manages to stay very juicy.
- While there were some nice components, it was foul with rubber. Very strongly. Maybe this would blow off with time but I will never know.
- Musky, nutty nose with some vanilla and orange. Very spicy palette, with some toffee up front, sugary middle and then quite nutty. Actually, it has almost a signature nutty "snap" at the finish along with some bitter, dark chocolate- the "snap" is like an intense peanut brittle - a highlight which I really liked.