Overall rating
Single Malt
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
The Fishes of Samoa
Stated Age
08 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
68.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 Aug 2017 12:39 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 120,00

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77 × member ratings

98 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tobermory 2008 Arc

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.55 points

  1. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  2. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I tried this whisky combined with a plate of 5 different styles of cheese. And I must admit, this is the way to enjoy this whisky a lot! Choose several strong tasting and creamy cheeses and the bitter finish for example, will be overruled by the heavy and strong tastes of the cheese. The creamy side of the cheese neutralizes the tannins, resulting in a pleasant combination instead of a bitter unpleasant finish. At the same time the sweetness of this whisky adds a new dimension to the heavy distinctive taste of the cheeses. It results in a great match.
    I used an Italian blue cheese, a Tomme du Savoi, French brie, Dutch very young farmhouse cheese (graskaas) and Dutch full mature farmhouse cheese (not old). Farmhouse cheese adds a herbal/spiced note in the cheese where most regular cheeses are mostly just creamy/salty and/or milky. Which makes it more tasteful.
    I can really recommend this.

  3. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Ouch this desperately needs water. And lots of it. With the 68.2% it isn't making any sence in my nose without it. Let's tam the beast.
    • Nose
      Without the water it gives a lot of alcohol and strawberrycandy. But it needs water to get some sense into it. No teaspoons or pipettes, just grab a bottle, start pouring and eat your heart out. After adding water, the strawberry stays the most dominant. It's definitely sherried but not a regular one. There is a lot of fruitiness instead of heavy sherry notes. Raisins are there but in the background as also a hint of hazelnut. Red fruits allover the place. Buy a bag of mixed forest fruits and stick your nose in it. That's what you'll get, more or less.
    • Taste
      I had to try it without water but man...that's almost medical disinfection strength.
      With water it becomes sweet, soft, creamy and friendly. It's giving a very concentrated and tasteful mouth. Intense I would say. strangely enough not that much red fruits as the nose might suggests. More clearly a hint of dark chocolate or cocoa maybe.
    • Finish
      Unfortunately it's long. The finish stays quite sharp in a rather unpleasant way. There is a heavy, dry, bitter tannin note which dominates the finish to much for me. At the very end again some cocoa but not enough to look forward to.

  4. LordBellamy scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    with water: from the dirty note sulfur and a lot of gum, he reaches a pleasant drinking strength, the whisky disintegrates unfortunately

    Conclusion: violent, but you have to be careful with the water, because he actually needs a lot of water, but unfortunately can not stand it
    • Nose
      84 84
      Of course, without water, the alcohol is very heavy in the nose, sweet sherry, but a lot of salty liquorice, a lot of red berries, especially blackberries, caramel-coated hazelnuts, very dry raisins, moist pipe tobacco, even the dirty-earthy malt notes of Destilleriecharakters seem every now and then. Overall, he is too strong with the alcohol strength
    • Taste
      82 82
      very strong alcohol, but also dark sherry fruits, blackberry, pipe tobacco, raisins, toffee, some earth, malt and oak
    • Finish
      82 82
      medium to short, the alcohol burns a bit longer, dark sweetness, dark berries, salt liquorice, oak

  5. Erik1908 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    This is heavy stuff. I do not poor myself a dram of 68,2% abv every day. To make this pleasant, I added more then a few drops water; lots of it. Not my cup of tea.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Nice sherry nose. Fruity. Some caramel. Very pleasant.
    • Taste
      82 82
      In combination with dark chocolate, it is not too bad. But even with lots of water it is way too much for me.
    • Finish
      81 81
      A really long and unpleasant finish for me. Very bitter.

  6. Defeatless scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A odd sherried whisky.
    Very high strength, I couldn't make sense of it neat.
    The nose is best though imho.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Full on sherry, although the alcohol is rather prominent. This is a fruity side of the sherrybomb noses you can get. So there is strawberry, raspberry among other red fruits.
      With water it tames down a bit. But it still stays fruity.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Sweet, with some sawdust. But again a lot of alcohol. It is a bit chalky, weird never encountered it like this.
      With water it gets more sour. And there is still the mineral side.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Long length. Again a lot of red fruits, and a hint of wood. A bit tannic. There is some pencilshavings and a bitter undertone.

  7. AgentMunky scored this whisky 67 points Expert Junior

    A funky, super-proof whisky with tension between a savory, saline element and a cereal, malty bit.
    • Nose
      65 65
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      60 60

  8. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    With this review and some time in the open bottle, flavors open up a bit more and the finish, though short, lingers a bit longer than initial pour
    • Nose
      83 83
      Nutty. chocolate, figs, camphor, salt
    • Taste
      85 85
      Walnut, chocolate, salt water taffee
    • Finish
      84 84
      Cinnamon, chocolate, raisins, then quickly vanishes

  9. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nose starts out nice enough but, unsurprisingly, the high ABV takes on the palate too hot. Water helps soften it out but detracts from the nose I feel. Finish is extremely short.

  10. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    For (former) ~ 60 € 'a great thing, exceptional alcohol strength and still undiluted edible, or he is just so fun. Delicious tongue rasp.
    • Nose
      bites something in the nose, there could also be some burnt match, cocoa, gingerbread, cinnamon-aromatic-woody, in addition stale scent, old leather, sweet tobacco (Water does not have to, but goes)
    • Taste
      full, fat, rosacine, cocoa, dominoes, sugar beet syrup, a touch of plum jam ... and of course neat on the tongue, but that does not block the taste, somehow fascinating, actually I do not want to dilute, but test: the flavors remain, it gets a bit more syrupy, and cherry comes in ... the sharpness is rough, dirty, scratchy, no grater, feels more like crispbread crumbs in the whole mouth ... has something
    • Finish
      Laaang, hot, dry ... sugar beet syrup, pepper, and still the mouth is full of crispbread crumbs


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