SEPTEMBER AUCTION – CASK HELD IN BOND – TASTING NOTES
Tobermory Whisky Cask For Sale
Following last months duo of 1994 Tobermory casks, we’re delighted to offer this equally impressive 1996.
Cask #428: originally filled on the 21/06/1996 into a First Fill Hogshead. This cask would currently yield approximately 252 x 70cl bottles of whisky currently at 22 years of age.
Colour: White Wine
Nose: A fresh and surprisingly medicinal Tobermory. Lots of bandages, oatmeal, linen, ointments, sourdough and a rather taught salinity. Leans towards a mineral profile with time. Some notes of hessian, lamp oil and coal smoke emerge. Surprisingly clean and characterful. Some salty porridge notes along with lemon peel and baking soda. Very good!
Palate: chalky minerals, white stone fruits and lemon oils at first. A rather even texture and notes of olive oil, rice crackers, oatcakes, lime zest and lychee syrup. This medicinal side comes through again in the form of throat sweets and cough medicine. A soothing, mentholated quality emerges. Some hints of mouthwash, soda bread and herbal ointments.
Finish: Long, lemony, yeasty, earthy and slightly brittle with these mineral notes of beach pebbles, crushed sea shells, sand and mustard powder. Rather powerful in fact, with a sustained, herbal aftertaste.
Conclusions: A really excellent, characterful Tobermory. Devoid of any of this distillery’s usual problematic cardboard or overly mashy or grainy notes. This is lean, medical, muscular and well-defined. The kind of cask which is ready to bottle now and should prove a delightful and surprising dram to most drinkers.
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