Tobermory 21-year-old

Overall rating
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
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 182.22

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139 × member ratings

268 × in collection

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

  1. Amaliana scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    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.

  2. Gloin scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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
    • Finish
      The oak dominates the finish, in addition, repeat the bitter / salty impressions from the mouth, in addition comes liquorice

  3. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The base distillate and finish are excellent, though slightly overpriced.
    • Nose
      Spicy Manzanilla sherry. Honey, black cherry, plum, citruses and mint.
    • Taste
      Oily, strong, creamy. The spicy Manzanilla sherry is also perfectly visible here. Marzipan, salt, oak, coffee and herbals.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy, oaky.

  4. volker40sw scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 06-10-2020 at Wadden Sea National Park.

  5. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. ezioaudit scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  7. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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
    • Nose
      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
    • Taste
      strong with booms on the palate
      strange note from the Manzanilla barrel, plastic and becomes stronger, rotten wood, buttery note, red fruit, tart
    • Finish
      medium to long
      this funny note, tart becomes stronger, artificial, oak comes and slays, buttery note

  8. EvilAFI scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Funky sherry, dark fruits, orange, dark chocolate, something savory (like beef broth?)
    • Taste
      92 92
      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%.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Fairly long, doesn’t get dry. Somehow manages to stay very juicy.

  9. Ganga scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    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.

  10. ballunder scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    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.


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