Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
whic - Whiskycircle (whic)
Bottling serie
sujet III
Stated Age
21 years old
8 months Sherry Octave Casks Finish
328a, 328b, 328c
Number of bottles
48.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
25 Jun 2017 9:16 pm by brandyhill1
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 119.90

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44 × member ratings

63 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tobermory 1995 whic

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.98 points

  1. Othorion scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    I expected more. That was a very weak bourbon barrel that was saved by the finish, but nothing more.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. A Dream of Sea scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    For whiskys beyond the 100 euros, I always do something difficult. For me there begins a price region in which the whisky must make "click" with me. Simply "wow", without further ado. Does this succeed Tobermory? Honestly only conditionally. It's a great whisky, the balance at the same time complexity is really pleasant. But all this is bought by a little bit of boredom. But here we come also into a very subjective region. If you get the chance, try this whisky. He is good - so much is objectively fixed!
    More meetings under: www.adreamofsea.blogspot.de !
    • Nose
      Without a doubt, the Tobermory is the crowning achievement of the sujet series. Even this nose shows a calm serenity. The whisky is less "active", but lies quietly in the glass and slowly releases an incredible fragrance. Did I blindly recognize Tobermory? To be honest: no. Time for the inventory: beguilingly sweet. Sherry tones are definitely present. Cooked, red fruits. Light plum, perhaps best described as praline. Chocolate is here again. Orange and a slight ginger sharpness. Pretty complex.
    • Taste
      Interesting! First, a fairly pronounced acid comes to light. I did not expect that. Something tingling on the tongue. The alcohol is in pleasant drinking strength, gives strength without disturbing further. Then there comes something that I associate with Tobermory. A mineral note! In my last Tobermory meeting I called it "chalky" and I mean that very positively. Somehow this Tobermory also has something of pure, clear spring water. The Sherry Octav finish is not the main focus for me. Sweet, some sweets come to it. Nothing is exaggerated and dominant, the whisky weighs back and forth between the different flavors. Definitely exciting and complex!
    • Finish
      There remains a slight acid note. I have less wood or bitterness than the younger ones in the series. For the age the departure is a bit too short. Sweet candy, biscuits, biscuits and some chocolate remain.

  3. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    He really did not convince me. You can just tell him the finish. Does not work so homogeneous the whole thing. Was not bad now. But not bad, that the bottle is empty now.

    Just a little bit more about that. If the bottle stood still for a while, then there were deposits on the bottom of the bottle and the malt was clear. After shaking the malt to mix it, he almost became murky.
    I've never had it that extreme with a whisky.
    • Nose
      The sherry is already there, but somehow not so interwoven. Probably because of the fact that it was just a finish. Plum compote with cinnamon. Brittle. In addition also spices like nutmeg. But it does not give the feeling that comes with an old sherry whisky.
    • Taste
      Sweet in the mouth. Acacia honey. Meringue. But also watery in a certain way. You simply expect more volume (I'm not talking about alcohol content now). The plums are now rather fresh. But work a little bit up. Then come the wood notes, which give it some expression and spice.
    • Finish
      It gets drier and also sharpness comes through. Then a few nuts. Black tea.

  4. larswehmeier scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Definitely the highlight of the current sujet series in terms of complexity and composition, which was also to be expected due to age and barrels. Twice as expensive as the other two, he still has a good PLV for me, because you can not find a 22 year old Tobermory in cask strength that often.
    • Nose
      First start with a lot of dark dry sherry. Great blend of oak, leather and tobacco. Then he gradually becomes sweeter, but remains heavy. Raisins, dark honey and chocolate. I love it!
    • Taste
      Perfect drinking strength! Sweet at first, matching the last impression from the nose. Especially the raisins are present. And then show the old age and the small barrels where to go. Lots of oak and dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Long. Dark chocolate. Dry

  5. kimmosuo scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    An intense and nicely complex Islander with a lovely sherry-derived character. Beautifully poised and well balanced. A rich, deep and well matured whisky with a vibrant character, especially on the palate. Refreshing when water is added, but also fairly dry. This one is a perfect post dinner dram.I thank Arne Wesche from whic (Whiskycircle) for the sample!

    • Nose
      There's immediately sherry on the nose, mixed with slightly earthy tones. Behind that lingering fruity notes emerge with grapes, red apples, peaches and a whiff of citrus. Oak spice is coming through with a pleasant mix of tobacco leaves, leather and subtle cinnamon.
    • Taste
      Sweet and creamy start on the palate with honey and dark fruit jam, followed by red apples and cherries. Then slightly bitter notes of grape peel and tobacco leaves arrive, followed by a warming and tender astringent spiciness of pepper and oak. Becomes drier towards the finish with notes of dark chocolate, tobacco and cocoa.
    • Finish
      The finish is long, warm and dry with tobacco leaves, espresso and oak. Subtle astringent with a touch of cherries on the tail.

      With water: Fresher on the nose when a few drops of water are added. There's less fruitiness but more citric notes and oak are coming through. Water tames the sweetness on the palate while more citrus and grapes emerge. Less warming and spicy but still dry towards the finish. The finish is a bit shorter but stays dry with tobacco leaves, oak and dark chocolate. Hints of honey and cherries on the tail.

  7. Murxus scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Got a nice addon from whic, a sample of this one before the Sherry octave finish: coloured bright white wine, 51.8%, guess refill bourbon cask

  8. Dottore scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A really nice tobermory. Today 89 points
    • Nose
      quite dominant sherry at the beginning with prunes and dried apple rings. Honey sweet and candied hazelnuts. Dried seaweed at the sea. Oak shows up in the background. Bouillon cubes and pepper. Complex nose, I like it already!
    • Taste
      Perfect drinking strength. Complacent and harmonious. Sweet at the beginning, again honey tones and caramel as well as candied nuts. Fruit notes are rather subtle, the larger the sip, the more pronounced, however, is the fruit. Beautiful spicy soft bittersweet chocolate.
    • Finish
      Slightly dry and slightly bitter mouthfeel. Comfortable warmth spreads. Peppery pungency widens briefly, then the dryness takes over. espresso


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