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Tobermory, 32-Year-Old (Scotland)
Tobermory 32-year-old is strictly for hardcore Sherry cask fans, and if you have only previously drunk the distillery’s standard 10-year-old bottling, you are in for quite an experience. Tobermory 15-year-old, launched in 2008, offers something of a half-way house between the two, having a comparatively strong Sherry influence, but it doesn’t really prepare you for the intensity of this Oloroso cask-finished veteran. Just 902 bottles of this 1972 distillation from the Mull distillery were produced, and the dark amber spirit has a rich and fragrant nose, with dry Sherry, raisins and peat smoke. Full and rounded, the palate presents powerful Sherry, smoke, chocolate, stewed fruit and some tannins, though the whisky exhibits no adverse effects from its lengthy maturation period. The finish is medium in length, drying, with coffee. A superb, after-dinner Sherry monster! 49.7% ABV, 70cl, £180.00, specialist whisky merchants.

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