Tobermory 19 Years Old 1995 Sherry Cask

Island single malt scotch whisky

54.2% ABV, £51.50 for 70cl available from Field & Fawcett

Score: 88/100

Tobermory19yoSherry

What they say:

Tobermory 19 Year Old – Cadenhead’s Sherry Cask
From Tobermory distillery on Mull this release from Cadenhead’s is from a sherry cask guaranteeing a rich sherry monster experience and one not be missed. Distilled in 1995 and bottled 2014, 1 of just 498 bottles at 54.2% cask strength.

What I say:

Sampled (blind) at the President’s Tasting during the WOLS Highland Trip (7th November 2014).

Colour:

Russet copper gold

Nose:

Sherry tannic suede leather, oranges, tangerine, raisin, fruitcake, mulling spices

Taste:

Thick molasses, slightly spicy cinnamon and nutmeg, raisin,  tobacco leaf, cigar boxes, dark chocolate,  nutty pecan, maple syrup

Finish:

Long, sweet & spicy, drying, dried fruits

Overall:

A real sherry monster of a dram, I enjoyed this one more than the silky subtleness of the Macallan-Glenlivet 25 Years Old 1989 ~ 51.4% (Wm Cadenhead) . Took a few deductions but I eventually guessed this as a Tobermory (after guessing Island, not Islay – then a stab in the dark)

Don’t take my word for it:

http://whiskyrover.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/review-cadeneads-tobermory-19-year-old.html