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21 Mar 2013

Tobermory 1995 (Master of Malt)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Tobermory

A Master of Malt single cask release from November 2012, a 17 years old Tobermory 1995. I’m still looking forward to trying a really good Tobermory. Maybe next time…

 

Tobermory 17 yo 1995 - Master of MaltTobermory 17 yo 1995
(57%, Master of Malt 2012, 274 btl.)

Nose: a mixture of porridgy notes, paraffin and white pepper. Hints of dough and yeast. There’s vanilla and a slightly synthetic sweetness in the background. Mouth: very sweet. Lots of melon, vanilla, ripe banana and icing sugar. Again slightly synthetic, then bringing forward some cardboardy notes, cheap tequila and an earthy bitterness. Still plenty of pepper. A little weird. Finish: long, slightly pungent. Chilli with a lingering sweet undertone.

A bit of a challenge and not really my idea of an enjoyable dram, although there were some attractive elements amid the jungle. Around € 70, available from Master of Malt.

Score: 75/100

Tobermory 1995 (Master of Malt) 2 Ruben Luyten 2013-03-21

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  • WhiskyNotes: You're right, it is a refill bourbon cask. Sorry if I suggested otherwise, but I believe a single cask can never be 80% sherry and 20% bourbon like th
  • Tabrulavubeg: I've tried the 18yo Single Cask yesterday. It's really quite good, but from Ruben's conclusion "an exquisite version of this already really good dram"
  • Johan Andersson: Yes this cask is really fantastic. If you did the Cadenhead Warehouse tasting with Grant MacPherson in Campbeltown 2013 and until Open Day in May 2014

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