Tobermory 24 yr old (1995) 54% ABV (Blind Tasted).

tobermory 24

Bottled by The Single Cask.

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This bottling was blind tasted during the Blind Tasting Consortium blind tasting #9 on 20/3/21. To look up past tastings or follow future tastings check out #BlindDrams, using Tweetdeck is the best way.

Appearance

Mid gold in colour, beads up on the swirl line, quite syrupy viscous, and good thick legs.

Nose

Decent ABV again, mint kebabs on sticks, black Cherry, old style shoe polish, dustiness, sunflower oil, fizzy up the nose too. It’s becoming sweeter, icing sugar, super sweet lemon, apricots, and more putty.

Palate

Amoretto/ almonds, lovely and warming, and getting quite spicy too. Bitter lemon, icing sugar, then dark chocolate, oak, cloves, black coffee, hot cinnamon sweets, coffee stout. I’m going with banana as others have too, it’s not overly strong though.

Finish

It’s quite long, very spicy, white pepper, cinnamon, green grapes, guava, and oak, chocolate and coffee, it’s a drop of two halves for me. I’d say high 40’s% ABV, I like it.

My thoughts

This was my first Tobermory, and i did rather enjoy it to be honest. i must say that i didn’t get the age with this bottling, but it does offer plenty for the whiskey drinker.

Would i buy a bottle?

For the whisky? yes, for the RRP? No, i’d be happy if i found a bottle at a reduced price though.

Note – This whisky has been presented in it’s natural cask colour, non chill filtered and at natural cask strength.

Thanks to – @MaltMusings and @MckWhisky.

Image credit – @MckWhisky.

Cask away banner image courtesy of @jwbassman_

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