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Tobermory 15 yo

by Oliver Klimek on February 16, 2012

Gonzales Byass Oloroso sherry finish – 46.3%

My Tasting Notes:

Colour: Medium amber
Nose: Raisins, caramel, wood polish, hints of rubber and tobaco.
Palate: Raisins, dates, fudge, cinnamon, nutmeg and pepper.
Finish: Rather short, sweet and spicy.
Overall: For a sherry finish this malt is a bit feeble. The overall character is pretty nice but it could benefit from a little more oomph.

Rating: 74/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$

Buy Tobermory 15 yo at The Whisky Exchange

Scored blind for the Malt Maniacs Awards 2011 – Re-tasted for notes

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

kallaskander February 17, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Hi Oliver,

I do not share your evaluation of this Tobermory.

If I would believe in rating whiskies I personally would see it more in the mid 80’s or a bit above.

But I don’t.

But for me it is the “father” of all the other Burn Stewart bottlings which come at the same
somewhat crooked strength of 46.3%abv now which generally is a good thing.

So to me the oomph of the Tobermory was ok and furtunately it has spread to other offerings of Burn Stewart.



Oliver Klimek February 17, 2012 at 12:29 pm

No problem if you disagree. Fortunatley tastes are different. I am a great fan of the new Bunna 12 yo, and I also quite like the Deanston. But the recent offical Tobermorys and Ledaigs I have tried so far just don’t cut it for me.


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