tobermory 13 yo 1995 | 51.3%

DETAILS

A 50ml miniature of Tobermory 13 yo 1995 , from Alambic Classique (AC).

Cask No. 810242 , Double Matured, Refill Hogshead and finished in Jamaica Rum Cask, Isle of Mull Single Malt Whisky.

Distilled in 1995 and bottled in 2008 at 51.3% abv.

One of 96 miniatures.

FACTS

NOSE

Powerful and rather spirity, with the rummy notes to the front but also quite some kirsch and plum spirit plus hints of ginger and faint notes of rubber (rather bands than tyres). Slightly buttery as well. We’re rather far from ‘malt whisky’ here, not that it’s unpleasant. With water: a little more rubber (but we’re below the limit) plus added notes of cider as well as a little liquorice.

PALATE

Punchy, with even more rum and a pleasant sweetness (cane sugar syrup). Better than the nose, even if the kirschy notes remain. With water: even sweeter and sugary (brown sugar) with hints of coffee liqueur. Not complicated but pleasant.

FINISH

Medium finish, more on cane sugar again.

OVERALL

Rum does not dominate here, and brings a nice sweetness to the whisky.

Score: 80 by Serge Valentin.

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