Tobermory 21 (Cadenhead Small Batch 1995/2016) Review

This is a 21 year Tobermory that was matured in a sherry butt and bottled at 55.8% ABV.

Nose: Honeycomb, bright sherry with maraschino cherries, bee balm, and a bit of eucalyptus. Some briny notes tucked in there amongst old leather.

Palate: Leathery and quite peppery up front with rich oak and figs developing on the mid palate. Mulling spices lend to a fairly hot profile given its ABV. Black tea and cocoa nibs introduce a hint of bitterness.

Finish: Leathery notes linger with vanilla and candied oranges as it turns quite tannic.

Rating: 85/100

Value for the money : I think this retailed originally around €90 or so, and I think that’s a pretty decent price if slightly high.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *