Tobermory 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Manzanilla Finish
Stated Age
12 years old
Bourbon + Manzanilla Sherry Casks Finish
46.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
31 Jan 2017 6:37 pm by NorthCoast500

Average value

€ 106.55

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254 × member ratings

544 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tobermory 12-year-old

49 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.52 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

  2. 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.

  3. DramTimeDE 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Merl scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  8. gaboruso scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  9. John87 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  10. hlz30 scored this whisky 85 points Member 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.


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