Tobermory 12-year-old

Overall rating
86.36/100
votes
315
Whiskybase ID
WB92200
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Manzanilla Finish
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Bourbon + Manzanilla Sherry Casks Finish
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
P039395L5
Barcode
5029704218561
Added on
31 jan 2017 6:37 pm by NorthCoast500
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 111.95

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Whisky reviews for Tobermory 12-year-old

63 users have left 67 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.36 points.

  1. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    It's delicious. Dirty, strong, crisp, intense, lots of aromas ... not round, harmonious, easy drinking. But 85-90 € are a little too self-confident, because I still miss the last kick, something special, and strength.
    • Nose
      after a while it becomes softer, velvety, toffee, milk chocolate, raisins, a hint of cinnamon, brown sugar
    • Taste
      strong, crispy, tangy - that's earth again, salt, citrus fruits, to it biscuits, some pepper, wood, nut, candy ... unlike other tasters, I find it not creamy, not homogeneous, rather "confused", but not in the negative sense, but more like muesli or trail mix - mixed, grainy, meaty, what to bite
    • Finish
      long, strong ... on the palate a tart sweet cocoa sugar beet syrup note, then long heat, pepper, salt, oak

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  3. ThorstenH scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The manzanilla gives it a great touch. Delicious.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Dris scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    OTT wine influence, no balane.

  5. Dris scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Tobermory Session: 2022.09.06.

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/129707/tobermory-12-year-old
    84-

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    83+

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    86-

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/194642/tobermory-2008-mswd
    84-

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    85+

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/118946/tobermory-batch-6-tbwc
    88-

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/192210/tobermory-1995-nss
    90-

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/92727/ledaig-batch-3-tbwc
    88+
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. dram1919 scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. mattheww scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Iron_Calli scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Not a daily dram because of its somewhat dirty, coarse notes. But also very intense, interesting and delicious.

    It's a lot of fun on the right days!

  9. JBKwb scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. Will_iam scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  11. Eisieisbaer08 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Starts slightly musty, some leather and then red fruits, peaches, cherries and vanilla gradually appear. A slight hint of mint, honey and balsamic. More and more flavors are added over time. The salty-maritime note is particularly present after the first sip.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Spicy start, some pepper, strawberries, cocoa... a nice, oily mouthfeel. Some bitterness slowly comes from the wood and mixes with citrus fruits. No burning, the alcohol is super integrated.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium finish. A nice interplay of bitterness, some acidity and honey and liquorice.

      An overall beautiful, interesting malt, although in my opinion too expensive with a current price of over 80 €.

  12. BehindSpace scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    sulphurous, dirty, worn out. not my case.... not at all
    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      76 76

  13. Iron_Calli scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Strongly sour, dark sherry note, somehow tasty, and yet almost "over the top". There is also a certain stable note.

    In the mouth there is an absolute contrast program: instead of the dark, sour notes, light sweetness sizzles over the tongue. At first really surprisingly sweet, soon accompanied by a tangy wood spiciness, then there is a lot of nuts and a pleasant coffee is added to the finish.

    The finish is dominated by sherry, spices and dried fruits, the sharpness of the wood also remains a bit, a little bit vinous. The finish is medium long, maybe a little too short for my taste.

    Exciting malt, varied, something special and probably nothing for every day. But in any case: Somehow tasty.

  14. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    .
    • Nose
      Deep, dark sherry aromas fill the air. Ripe plums, some dried fruit, raisins, dark caramel, forest honey, coffee, wet leaves and a touch of must and must.
    • Taste
      Continues the story on the palate. Above all raisins, the caramel-like sweetness is now also slightly tart and behind it the bitter musty, which now looks earthier.
    • Finish
      The finish is milder with cream caramel and a sweetish freshness not too long-lasting.

  15. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Toffee, dark fruits, sweet spices and not so enjoyable leathery sulphur

  16. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    Headstrong, it leaves me at a loss. For me an inharmonious nose, the sour fruit notes run right through to the finish. Water smooths the edges a bit, but also makes for a very dry finish. Overall, it is less of my taste.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Surprisingly fresh and hot on the nose, sour and unripe fruits (mirabelle plums, grapes), fresh grass, somehow dirty.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Sweet start with cooked fruit, then the unripe and sour fruit note prevails again. Over time, pleasant oak flavor comes through, a light pepper note joins it.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium to long, warming, continued with the sour fruits, dark chocolate.
      With water: Significantly drier and astringent, even becomes bitter.

  17. pianoman scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Blind Tasting
    • Nose
      sour. Partially fermented grapes and pears. sour cherries. Apple Cake. wet grass.
    • Taste
      apples, lemons, ginger. Unripe bananas. Some wood. almonds.

  18. rolabob scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  19. Daan2 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Tasty and quite spicy for 43%. With raisins, dried fruit and earthy notes

  20. LDB scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Delicious salt almond taste, fresh rye bread, nut oil, everything a bit funky and strangely bitter. It's okay, but too expensive for what's on offer. And although I like Manzilla ripening, this malt doesn't really convince me across the board.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  21. dram-drinker scored this whisky 81 points Photo Moderator

    For some reason Manzanilla sherry doesn't work for me - always leathery, dirty and little sulphury
    • Nose
      82 82
      Vinous notes, sherry, iodine, little salty, hints of tobacco and leather, little butterscotch, vanilla, little nutty
    • Taste
      81 81
      Light, fruity, subtle sweetness, leathery, little dirty, sherry notes, honey, spices
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium long, warm, little spicy, leathery

  22. Whiskyisfordrinking did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I really like the great salty-fresh sherry note on the nose, also slightly sweet notes. The taste is first soft, lovely, then the salty note again. Finish then a little more powerful. Yes, it tastes really good to me.

  23. Merl scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  24. gaboruso scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  25. John87 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  26. hlz30 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Slightly more wood-driven, but the style of distillate can still be recognised
    • Nose
      85 85
      Honey, chocolate, coffee beans on the first sniff, followed by orange peel, dough, syrup and notes of oxidised sherry. Cigarette and sour yeasty. The briny and kippery notes is found from in the emptied glass.
      Sweet, but the sour notes cannot be ignored.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Medium body, robust alcohol but not irritating.
      Chocolates, and notes of raised dough. Oranges with both the pulp and peel presented. Rasin and nuts.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Drying. The warmth of alcohol persisted but the aftertastes did not last long.
      Yeasty, rasin. The chocolate bitterness turned into a beloved mild sweetness.

  27. geriud scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  28. elipszis scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    There is a bit of a feel for the taste of peat or the earth, as Ledaig is made here as well, so it can be said to be minimal but it feels a minimal earthy character in the whisyk.
    • Nose
      89 89
      sherry
      chocolate
      orange
      toffee
      dried fruit
      salty
    • Taste
      89 89
      orange
      dark chocolate
      toffee
      lots of spices
      dry wine
    • Finish
      88 88
      earthy
      herbal
      bitter
      hay
      orange peel
      medium long

  29. leeho scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  30. John87 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  31. hafssol scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    A quite peculiar expression from Tobermory craft masters. Manzanilla is not an obvious finish, nor a sherry like any other else.
    The marriage between the Spanish casks and the breezy character of the distillery is just perfect: a full bodied malt, with lots of warm honey and fruity (citrus first, then peach mostly dried grapes), velvety and subtly spicy on the palate.
    Its richness of details and bittersweet nuances makes it seem older than it is, displaying a very pleasant mouthfeel. Another brilliant expression from one of my favourite distillery, never disappointing.

  32. SpringBarley scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    this whisky didn‘t fulfilled my expectations. high price and a little weak overall. i normally like tobermory! i compared this one with the 12 yo SV bottle ID:127189. it had no chance... even though i have to say: the finish was better than the nose and palate!
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  33. dapoinbua scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Tobermory 2008 MMcK VS Tobermory 12y Manzanilla Finish

    they certainly have the same dna, when talking about the cheesy cow dung and mineral notes you get. still, the 2008 MMcK shows the distillery character much better by being held in a washed out cask for only 9 years. the 12y old manzanilla finish seems to have been finished in a very active cask, as the sweet wine input is not to be dismissed.

    when you are a tobermory fan, you will like both of them. still, i would sa that tobermory is not a beginners dram and you should be into this style of whisky. besides of the cheesy cow dung, some sulphury parts come in play (which i often get with craigellachie for example). both nice drams. however, the bit older and manzanilla finished 12 year old won this round for me.
    • Nose
      88 88
      the manzanilla cask is very dominant here, especially when comparing it to the washed out hogshead from the 2008 MMcK. sweet wine notes, combined with the cheesy cow dung tobermory notes. this is nice :) some fruit here and there, honeyed apricots. here the cask and the spirit balance each other rather well.
    • Taste
      86 86
      you know it is a tobermory, although the manzanilla round it up a bit. very floral, lavender and stuff. maybe some tropical fruits? tongue numbing.
    • Finish
      85 85
      rather harsh. very young and woody. i would have never expected this finish after this nose and taste. unfortunately kind of disappointing in the first place. still, leaves a long lasting layer on your tongue which somehow satisfies me. i am a bit ambivalent on this finish i must say.

  34. Stefan_Hartl scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    December 07, 2020

    Strong and fruity with a dirty note. It fits exactly as it is. Unfortunately, I can't see the manzanilla finish.
    • Nose
      It's completely different, the first impression is dirty and musty. This is followed by a great orange note and salt. A little caramel and the oak can be clearly felt. Later a touch of peach and honey. That's fun.
    • Taste
      Oily on the tongue and a strong start with lots of pepper. Nice fruity notes of oranges and peaches with nice spiciness as a contrast.
    • Finish
      Here, too, the great oranges and peaches, long-lasting oak seasoning and salt.

  35. Barbone scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      It bites the nose at the beginning, followed by sweetness, citrus fruits, toffee, rock candy, raisins, over time spice notes and a little salt appear.
      A great smell but for one point it is too straightforward, but elegant.
    • Taste
      88 88
      strong, fruity and sweet at the beginning, followed by wood and nuts (dominant and dry), salt and citrus fruits. The sugary taste remains, but not as rock candy rather than buttery biscuit. About the mess, I have to
      Marko_I agree. It takes time to sort it out and it's kind of fun too.
    • Finish
      86 86
      long, strong, dry. As if a sweet praline was breaking down into a tart chocolate on the palate.

  36. besar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  37. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  38. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Aromatic, fruity, sweet, some sherry, traces of orange, dried fruits.
    • Taste
      86 86
      tingles on the tongue, light, sweet and spicy start, sherry, oak, spices ...
    • Finish
      86 86
      Sounds soft and sweet in a long after sherry, oak and raisins.

  39. robse211 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  40. TsiAI scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Eyes: Orange and yellow smell. Nose: A little fermented grain, damp sesame peanut candy, wet dough, multi-grain biscuits, a little freshener, a little floral and some oxidized taste. The traces of the barrel are obvious. Pour it out and wake up. It will be much better.
    Taste Palate: a very heavy bitter bottom, almost spit out...canned fruit, very irritating, as if chewing chili, wood flavor, a little wheat bran finish Finish: long, bad wood, Peanut skin, rice wine body: light, with tannins

    Nose: 83/100
    Palate: 75/100
    Finish: 75/100
    Body: 75/100
    Overall: 77/100

    Overall: I remembered the fear of being dominated by Gran Kunch 12.

  41. wako93 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose pretty showy and fat. Very much, overall there is something missing (CS ?!) to play at the top.

    Chocolate, mild, creamy. Tzd dry and slightly salty and somewhat nutty. Not a mainstream sherry. slightly peppery finish.

  42. JungleDram scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  43. craide scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Round, not too complex tobermory.
    Delicious and tasty. I don't really notice the special thing about the Manzanilla barrel. That was somehow different with the 13er Glendalough. I probably don't need a bottle.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Fruity and sweet on the nose, slightly salty to the sea and the beach, orange and lemon peel, slightly floral, grassy notes are included, fresh hay and fresh yeast bread dough, a well-rounded affair, harmonious and fresh fragrance,
    • Taste
      86 86
      here rather powerful, peppery, sharp approach, dirty and earthy with a slight penchant for maritime notes, salty, a little liquorice, in addition there are the fresh and fruity notes of oranges, apples and grapes, slightly exotic notes of pineapple are also included, all nicely accompanied of a great intense sweetness, alcohol is well integrated and provides a lot of flavors and variety.
    • Finish
      84 84
      rather long finish, the sweet and fruity aromas fade and switch to a spicy, slightly dry note, slightly bitter chocolate and a subtle maritime saltiness.

  44. robain scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    • Nose
      86 86
      Apples and grass, "green" notes in general.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Hay, oakyness and vanilla,
    • Finish
      87 87
      Slight bitter oakyness, but i like it.

  45. martinbutterfly scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Pite in the blind
    # 1 - 46.3%

    windy, bourbon, though a bit wine, a bit alcoholic, fresh, oily pinching, as if ex-bourbon with wine aftertaste, warming, quite long, intense, sweet

    Age - 13-15?
    Cask - bourbon + wine?
    Highland or Islands?
    4/10
    86/100

  46. schengel10 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    An intense, great, maritime Tobermory.
    Wonderful and very intense!
    [Color] amber.
    • Nose
      Fruits (raisins, oranges), sweetness, tobacco, nuts, oak;
    • Taste
      very powerful, oily, tingling, oranges, chocolate, caramel, nuts, maritime (salt), a lot of oak, dry in the throat, complex;
    • Finish
      quite long, violently spicy, dry, furry on the palate;

  47. señor_D scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    - from a sample
    A flawless malt really. I would've scored 90 or higher easily, if only it didn't carry an uber-premium pricetag.
    Even for 46.3 % it has a big oily body. Sweet and sour profile with some astringency in the back palate and finish. Loads of fruits, apricot jam, papaya, kiwi. Almonds and nuttiness in the undertones. Both the nose and taste are nicely integrated, but only in the taste it reveals it's talents. There's so much happening I have a hard time identifying more notes specifically, but they hint at something more.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  48. kimmosuo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  49. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nice intensity. These Tobermory notes (so dirty, earthy notes and also maritime) are there. Satisfied and sweet. First nice sweetness, but then also neat oak paired with the Tobermory character. I like that. Maybe the finish could be better integrated.

  50. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  51. nallacam scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The barrels seem to have had 1-2 assignments before. The Manzanilla keg does not give him the sweetness he needs for a nice overall package. Solid, but rather one of the more modern malts ..... drunk and already forgotten.
    • Nose
      86 86
      First impression, pleasantly scented, sweet sweet fruit, flower meadow, Necktar, honeycomb and oak planks. The scent of apricots in moist oak wooden boxes. A touch of youth resonates ...
    • Taste
      84 84
      Fresh, slices on the tongue, fruity character, more youth than alcohol. Citrus, bitter lemon peel, no ripe fruit anymore, all slightly reduced ...
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium long, slight bitterness on the tongue, pleasant round but not too complex.

  52. Totoro scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    On first impression, there's a sweet-sour whiff of something lactic and musty on the nose, almost sulphury and reminiscent of cabbage or baby vomit. Probably due to sulphurous compounds resulting from the distillation process ("spirit sulphur"). Once past that, there's both fruitiness (apples, apricots) and sweetness (bubblegum and/or popcorn), a certain vinuous aspect and a very muted sense of oak in the background. Also a nuttiness that at times seems to shade into aromas of leather and/or polish. Going by the nose, I'm not expecting a whole lot of tanninicity, but rather a juicy, spirit- and (wet?) cask-finish-driven affair. Let's see...

    Mmmmmh, good attack: juicy, oily, and sweet, with an immediate sequitur in the form of prickly oak (so I was wrong on that one) and a slight sting from the alcohol. So yes: this is immediately yummy and makes you yearn for a second sip before the first one has even gone down. Very juicy, lively, and impactful. As often happens, the nose also improves after taking the first sips, becoming more warm, welcoming, and sherry-infused. So are there only good things to say about this one? Sadly, no: for even if the initial impact is really eventful and thick, the overall development remains somewhat curt. Too swiftly, taste and aromas drop off a cliff, leaving behind slight heat and, at most, some tingling citrus. Not exactly the platonic ideal of a whisky finish, if you catch my drift.

    Verdict: substantial, but feels a bit curtailed.
    But, to be fair, even if the whole thing is rather front-loaded, with pretty much the whole experience taking place in the beginning, it's still a very entertaining and flavorful whisky. I'm glad I tried this (even if I won't buy a bottle), and it has certainly intrigued me enough to now be on the lookout for more modern Tobermories (I hope that's the correct plural) to try.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  53. Dude1971 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Great whisky with great price / performance level!
    • Nose
      91 91
      Fruity, sweet with a nice sherry aroma
    • Taste
      91 91
      Nice mouthfeel. The alcohol is perfectly integrated. Sherry, tobacco, light cocoa notes and a suitable seasoning.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Slight dryness, oak, chocolate medium to long.

  54. CST1986 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This is a very interesting variant of sherry, and most probably a fascinating alternative to dirtyish heavily PX-treated hogsheads with watery and sulphury outcomes. Manzanilla - why not?
    • Nose
      Delicious, earthy, salty, dry and rich sherry. The Manzanilla character shines through, but the interplay between the cask and the dough-y, sea-breez-y Island character of Tobermory equals more than the sum of its parts. Mushrooms, almonds, beef stock, lovage, sea salt. With a few drops of water I finally get something sweeter, with peach tarte, baked apples and candied walnuts.

      Very fine nose, kind of old fashioned, but also unexpected and rarely met with.
    • Taste
      The whisky enters the tongue sweet and sour and salty, all at the same time, and very bold. Full-bodied and oily, with pistachios, dry dark chocolate sprinkled with sea salt and orange zest, lovage, a hint of menthol, sea weed, some yeast and a decent wood spice from good, active casks.

      After about 10 minutes and with a drop of water it gets creamier and more complex, but loses a bit of its bold mouthfeel.This is clearly extremely well-made and a good two or three steps up from the usual Tobermory standard bottlings. I like it a lot.
    • Finish
      Long, salty, dry, nutty and yeasty. Satisfying.

  55. Cubey666 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I had this dram first during a blind taste event (Proef Olympics Ledendag 2) as the 8th (and last) dram (after the welcome dram), and later on re-evaluated a bit i had left in the sample bottle.
    • Nose
      when i had this one blind, i had no clue what this was... now on second evaluation i can recognize some wild Tomermory.
      quite a complex nose, it starts with white chocolate with cherries, and garbage bags... as well as some sea salt/minerals and vanilla cupcakes.
    • Taste
      Chocolaty, with oranges, nuts, apples, banana and some oriental spices. It feels quite thick and oily and coats the mouth. 
    • Finish
      strong and medium long finish. the oily coat remains with the taste of a mixed nuts melange. Think of sugared nuts, some slightly bitter walnuts and some spicy nuts. Contrasting the oily nuts are some bitter sun-fruits notes, as grapefruit, lemon and oranges. 

  56. Fassstärke scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  57. domani scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    As a fan of Tobermory, I am a bit divided in this bottling. On the one hand, wild and stormy as I like it on the other hand, the spiciness is a bit overused and leaves him in my view as unbalanced. From Manzanilla barrel I would have expected more influence. In the nose comes too little and in the finish he says goodbye far too early. I miss sweetness and fruitiness that could have been a great counterpoint to the spice. But he is the way he is, which is ok even if he does not fully meet my taste - 04.04.2018
    • Nose
      A wild-fruity nose meets, sea salt, algae, grassy, ​​dry hay, lime abrasion, orange, apricot, red berries, brandy bean, biscuit, the spice is clearly superior to the sweetness and a little too restrained for my taste
    • Taste
      Surprisingly mild and everything but stormy, soft and sweet he wanders in the mouth and he gets more and more oily with time, the alcohol is wonderfully involved, orange, apricot, biscuit, bitterness of walnuts, the fruitiness is less present on the palate, dominate here the maritime and grassy notes, a spicy-aromatic oak aroma remains at the end
    • Finish
      medium

  58. FrankDrebin scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  59. FrankDrebin scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    A beautiful fabric, very great barrel, not the hint of a false note, everything great complex, delicious and juicy and fruity, very tasty and yet with nice corners and edges. What a pleasure that I got the bottle cheap. A real treat. Tobermory can do it!
    • Nose
      Nice, clean and clear sherry nose. Immediately very fruity. Oranges, pears, peaches and honeydew melon, some mint behind. Very gentle, fresh and round.
    • Taste
      Great, sugar-sweet start. Very fruity and oily, wonderfully integrated alcohol, great creamy mouthfeel. Sweetish and tart notes of orange and honey first, then tingling sensation on the edge of the tongue, slight ginger and chili sharpness, a few grapes, very slow transition into the delicate bitterness of a dark chocolate candied orange peel, later bergamot (Earl Gray tea). Everything is very round, soft, oily, spicy, sweet, sour and spicy. Great great compexity. Very juicy impression, extremely fruity-juicy and then slowly drier.
    • Finish
      Beautiful, soft, long finish, no tannins, exactly metered barrel influence, not too much and not too little, not too bitter, yet spicy, not too furry, but still nice and dry. Sweet oranges linger a bit longer in the mouth, as well as the gentle tingling of chillies.

  60. KOQ24 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    Nose:
    very malty, Oranges, Caramel, Oak spices, red Apple, nutty, Plums, Salt, Toffee

    Taste:
    salty arrival, red Apple, Oranges, Vanilla, Ginger, Caramel, Peach, Chocolate, Banana

    Finish:
    medium-long with a medium to strong Alcohol note

    Overall:
    A damn good malt.Tobermory always makes interesting Whiskies.
    The Price is a bit steep for a 12 year old, but i'd say it's worth it.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      60 60

  61. vojt466 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Good Drinks - bourbon and sherry tones are specially suited to the scent of hay, and they stand and taste with citrus fruits, grains and delicate cravings. In the aftermath of the initial rise of the raisins it is drying up and it ends on a spicy conclusion

  62. MadScientist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  63. Sandman scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Cherries, grapefruit, hints of smoke, maggi herbs, little salty, sugared sweets and a clear presence of sherry tones.
    • Taste
      Greasy, chocolate, cherry, toffee, salty, oak, grapefruit and citrus peel
    • Finish
      Medium, grapefruit, lemon peel, salty and a dash of sugared sweets.

  64. ARRANTHONY_PRIVATE scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      82 82

  65. Pollenflug scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      Hui, the nose stands out clearly from the "competition". On the one hand very fruity with sugar sweet notes, on the other side dirty, wild and with fine associations of sea salt and algae. The fruity part is dominated by sweet peaches, pineapples, mandarins, lemons and oranges. Hints of ripe forest berries linger in the background. Caramel, walnuts, oak spices, tobacco leaves and salt complete the multi-layered nose. Even after 15-20 minutes, I discover more flavors. Makes you want to more!
    • Taste
      The complexity continues seamlessly in terms of taste. The mouthfeel is very oily at first, warming and at the same time stimulating saliva flow. The alcohol content of 46.3% is very well integrated and ensures an intensive transport of aroma. The sweet notes are present immediately, but also spices / herbs and wood notes follow almost without delay. Very interesting! The taste of juicy oranges stands out, but peaches, dried fruits and caramel sweets are also present. On the side of heavy aromas, I perceive a noticeable oak spiciness, followed by herbs, salty dark chocolate, light roasted aromas and nuts. Wonderfully multi-layered and balanced.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. The sweet fruits set the last accents on the palate, before clearly maritime and spicy notes take over the flavor upper hand. Dark chocolate, herbs and oak dominate the finish at the end. A slight dryness occurs, but without becoming unpleasant or furry on the tongue.

  66. Noface83 scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    Gorgeous dirty and maritime - just my thing! In the nose, however, a bit reserved at first.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  67. Helgo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Starter des Whiskylinkertreffen 2017 ;-)
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  68. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Another wonderful tobermory, the average quality of the distillery is both UA and OA admirable and I say that as not necessarily the greatest lover of very salty whiskys.
    • Nose
      Pineapple, compote, the slightest smoke and salt from the sea (much weaker than the 10's), sweetness from the sugar candy, yellow plums, own sherry notes, interesting, not too easily arranged nose, but quite arouse interest
    • Taste
      Salty compote from peach, plums, orange peel, willow-touch, algae oak, very own but beautiful, later he has almost a little of champagne, steamed fish with lemon cream sauce
    • Finish
      Medium to long, salty white wine, very yummy, subtle fruit remains

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