Tobermory 19 YO Spanish Sherry Cask Finish – Distillery Exclusive

Tobermory 19 YO Spanish Sherry Cask Finish – Distillery Exclusive

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Tobermory 19 YO Spanish Sherry Cask Finish – Distillery Exclusive, 58,2 %

Tobermory 19 YO Spanish Sherry Cask Finish – Distillery ExclusiveA while back I published my review of the current Tobermory 20 YO distillery exclusive. Time now to publish my review of the previous release, the Tobermory 19 YO Spanish Sherry Cask Finish – Distillery Exclusive.

This whisky was matured in a single Pedro Ximenez sherry cask. It was released in 2013 and is now sold out.

Tobermory is a picturesque distillery located in the small town of the same name, on the Isle of Mull off the west coast of Scotland.

Nose (21/25): Very distinct Pedro Ximenez sherry notes. Actually like sticking your nose in a PX cask (I am sure there are quite a few bung hole sniffers out there that have tried this). Rich, with lots of raisins and almonds. The only reason I do not score it higher is that the PX is a bit too overpowering here.

Taste (22/25): Oak, sherry, pepper and a hint of salt. There are fists full of pepper here, actually. It dances on my tongue, bouncing around - peppy peppy pepper.

Finish (22/25): Sweeter and lighter on the finish. More sugary - powdered sugar. Long and soft landing.

Balance (22/25): After a so-so start, with a somewhat monotonous nose, it really picked up and was really enjoyable.

Score (87/100)

Sláinte! - Thomas

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