The Single Malts of Scotland

Tobermory

1994, 19 Years Old

ABV 55.8%
REVIEWED Issue 122
Specifications
Brand: Tobermory, The Single Malts of Scotland
Expression: 1994, 19 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 19 years old
ABV: 55.8%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
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Tobermory Distillery, Tobermory, Isle of Mull, Islands (Non Islay), Scotland
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Intense, grainy Bourbon oak. Gritty tannins. Herbal and hoppy with apricot, honey and tangerine. Hints of rum-like dried fruit. Like a grain whisky with water.
Palate: Soft and honeyed with light coffee and oxidised fruit. Darker flavours in the middle as a treacle note emerges. Less oak than the nose. Water emphasises the dried fruit and spices.
Finish: Very oily with the herbal note returning and the treacle note lingering. Quite dry and alcoholic neat. Water lengthens but still dry.
Comment: My only quibble is that it’s a bit dry on the finish. Best with a drop of water.
8.5
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Again we have an active sherry cask which just gives me plum chutney and a hint of mango. Maybe some cherry drops in the background, adding sweetness to the nose.
Palate: Sweetness as you'd expect coupled with a hint of treacle and rich fruit cake.
Finish: A hint of salt and more of that fruit cake, but this time with icing.
Comment: I'd have this in place of a slice of wedding cake, next time I find myself celebrating someone's nuptials.
8.4
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