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


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).


Russet copper gold


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


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


Long, sweet & spicy, drying, dried fruits


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)

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