Review – Tobermory 42

Taking a long, lingering look at a classic and well aged sherrybomb from Tobermory.

What is the story with Claxtons Tobermory?

Following on from last weeks review of Claxtons single cask bottling of a Tomatin 21, this week we will take a quick look at their 20 y.o Tobermory. Tobermory 20y.o, IB, Claxtons, 48% abv, Cask no:1501-652 (available here) The nose has light peat, citrus zest and a malty, cereal notes. The palate continues with light, […]

Visiting Tobermory Distillery

Spent an enjoyable few hours wandering around Tobermory Distillery recently.   Tobermory distillery is situated on the island of Mull.  The distillery, which was formerly known as Ledaig, was founded in 1798 and has changed hands several times. It is currently owned by Burn Stewart Distillers, who also own Deanston and Bunnahabbain distilleries and the […]

Tobermory 15 y.o Sherry Cask

 Tobermory 15y.o sherry cask    Oloroso influence is prominent on the nose, specifically orange peels and citrus note along with a light smoke. The palate is well balanced with citrus peels, raisins, and just enough spice on the finish. Oak influence is prominent throughout. Long finish, buttered spice. Well balanced.  I tried this whilst visiting […]

Cadenheads Tobermory 19

  Cadenheads Tobermory 19 y.o Sherry Cask  Not overtly sherried on the nose, slight sweetness with a touch of wood. Palate is intense floral fading to green wood. Touches of tannins and light tobacco. Fino-esque dryness. Remarkably easy drinking for such a high alcohol content. Water adds a slight sweetness and eases the initial floral […]

What Every Whisky Drinker Really Should Know About Sherry

A brief introduction to Sherry and its relationship with Whisky.

Review – Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection Ledaig 2005.

Looking at the latest release in Gordon & MacPhails Private Collection range. A 2005 Ledaig finished in Hermitage wine casks.

Desert Island Drams – Ian Buxton

Whisky author Ian Buxton nominates his Desert Island Dram

Tasting Note Archive

A (hopefully)comprehensive archive of all my reviews, rants, tasting notes, rambles, visits, tours, pictures and press releases organised alphabetically by distillery name.

Claxtons Auchroisk 25

Independant bottlers Claxtons return with a 25 y.o Auchroisk single cask bottling.