Tobermory 12yr old 59.8% ABV A.D.Rattray

tobermory 12yr old a.d.rattray
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This Tobermorywhisky, distilled on the Isle of Mull, is from the Warehouse Collection, the label says Individual Cask Release but no cask number is given. It is Ex – bourbon cask matured, NCF, NC, and CS at 59.8% ABV


Appearance

Slightly damp straw in colour but still very light indeed, and a thin swirl line beads up instantly into tiny droplets and slow messing legs. #thewhiskeychaps

Nose

The ABV is more apparent here, there is sweetness, but it’s holding back at the moment. I’m getting a botanical feel with this, damp leaf litter, cigar leaves and milk chocolate digestives. #thewhiskeychaps

Palate

Nice mouthfeel, and a lovely palate. Spicy as expected, but sweet too. Fruit cocktail syrup from a can, tizer, tutti frutti’s, skittles, then cocktail cherries, and guava. Starts to lean towards darker notes. #thewhiskeychaps

Finish

Long and spicy with dandelion and burdock, blackcurrants, black pepper, cigar leaves, black Jack sweets, figs, cloves and peppermint. #thewhiskeychaps

My thoughts

This is a bottle that i bought, and i chose it because i love Ledaig whisky but have little experience of Tobermory, the unpeated version of Ledaig. I took a calculated risk, and i have to say that i am very happy with the bottling, it’s definitely one i would purchase again. It offers lots on the palate starting off with sweeter light fruits, developing into lovely spices, then onto darker fruits, with a long finish becoming lightly bitter.


Notes – This whisky is non chill filtered, natural coloured and cask strength.

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