Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Tobermory 1994 The Single Cask Review

Hi everyone,

I’ve got another nicely Sherried single cask, cask strength, independent bottling here from one of favourite distilleries, so we can’t go far wrong I don’t think.
The Single Cask seem to have grown in the last year, expanding the whiskies that they do as well as building a new bar in Scotland. Just looking at their website at the moment, they’ve got loads of different bottling, many more than I thought and the quality is well regarded.
 
Tobermory 1994 The Single Cask 56.8%
Colour: Amber
Body: Full
Nose: Cheese, very funky, over-ripe peach and orange, Parma ham, very dry oak, green tomato then more fig and PX Sherry after a bit.
Water: More golden raisin, malt, Macallan. Its straighter and less feinty now.
Taste: Intense! Sweet, raisin, very thick, PX Sherry, fig, plum, stewed fruit, orange, then heather and malt, dark chocolate and coffee beans. Oily.
Water: Less Sherry, more oak and more spicy. Less balanced.
Finish: Medium length. Oily into the finish, golden raisin, malt, Macallan-like here.
2nd fill PX Sherry finish I believe. Wonderful but best kept neat. This does show that unpeated Ledaig can work well with its feinty flavours, a well done one by The Single Cask.
82/100

Thanks for reading!

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