[Quick Review] Tobermory - 12 years old Manzanilla cask finish 46.3%

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Distillery: Tobermory
Bottler: Distillery
Age: 12 years old
Distilled: n/a
Bottled: 2017
Cask: Bourbon with a Manzanilla cask finish
Abv: 46.3%
Unchillfiltered: Yes
Natural Colour: Yes
Nb of bottles: n/a

Extra: n/a

My tasting notes

Nose: Slight 'dirty sherry' notes (sulfur?), raisins, vanilla, some maritime notes as well (sea breeze), walnuts, caramel, milk chocolate and a slight earthiness.

Palate: A wave of thick milk chocolate first before dried fruit, fresh orange, oak spice, walnuts again and hints of sourdough.

Finish: Tinned peaches, nuts, muscovado sugar, slight peanut butter, still a bit of sulphur throughout, chocolate raisins.

With water: The nose is slightly less 'funky' with more citrus and toffe notes. The palate and finish are both flatter though with a bit more honey sweetness and hints of fennel.

Overall, a decent Tobermory but far from the best I've had from the distillery...

Slàinte all!


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