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Tobermory 14yo 1973/1987

(56.3%, Sestante, Castle Label, 75cl)
Average Score: 91
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
DistilleryTobermory
BottlerSestante
Brand NameTobermory
Year Distilled1973
Year Bottled1987
Alcohol By Volume56.3%
Other DetailsCastle Label
Size75cl
Issued1987
Average Score91


Maniac Ratings
Serge Valentin92
Olivier Humbrecht93
Michel van Meersbergen91
Robert Karlsson89
Konstantin Grigoriadis92
Ho-cheng Yao87
Thomas Lipka92
Keith Wood89


Tasting Notes
Robert KarlssonAt first a cartload of woody influences. Rough and not entirely OK. Also turpentine? Desperately needs time which transforms it completely. Now on dry fruits, lime, citrusy. Smoke. Lovely. Slightly restrained green fruits. Pretty awesome actually. Tastewise the smoke is very enjoyable and livelly. Dry fruits also here. Quite pure, simple and enjoyable. Give it time.
Keith WoodGlass: Classic Malt - Colour: Pale yellow gold (actually slightly paler than the picture suggests) - Nose: Quite maritime with a faint suggestion of rubberiness. Quite musty or dusty and leafy. This mellows with some minutes in the glass and develops a fruitiness ... green apple? Is that a hint of white wine too? After more minutes an almost citrus quality develops, on second thoughts perhaps more like lime blossom on a tree as opposed to the fruit itself. Yes, lime blossom. - Palate: Much more smokiness and peatiness than the nose offered. The aftertaste also suggests green fruits and lime blossom. Lovely. - Finish: Very long. - Overall Impression: What a wonderful whisky. "Great"? Very very nearly.