The Single Cask Tobermory 23 Year Old Sherry Cask Aged Whisky 700ml
Region: Islands, Scotland
Age: 23 years old
Year distilled: 1995
ABV: cask strength of 54.2%
Cask ref: 1201
Cask type: refill ex-sherry
Bottle outturn: 161
Bottle size: 700ml
WHISKY TASTING NOTES
Nose: Malt, grass and dark chocolate wrapped into cigar leaves.
Palate: Plump raisins and limes rolling through dense green ferns and oak trees.
Finish: Freshly cut flowers with oak and rich tobacco.
BACKGROUND TO TOBERMORY
The s-shaped stills at Tobermory are key. They create reflux and underlying lightness. Distillery manager Ian MacMillian, who also manages the Deanston Distillery, has kept a watchful eye on this whisky. The underlying lighter spirit has spent 23 years in Sherry. This whisky is exceptionally dynamic, keeping the light mossy character from the new make and picking up the rich sweetness of the raisins from the sherry cask. This a unique and special combination.