Tobermory 15 Year
Tobermory // Islands, Scotland
The only distillery on the Isle of Mull was established in 1798. The un-peated Tobermory is aged in a combination of ex-bourbon and re-fill whisky casks and a further year spent in ex-Gonzalez Byass Oloroso sherry butts. The whisky is matured on the mainland and travels back to Mull for its final year before it is un-chillfiltered and bottled.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typeex-bourbon, refill casks, ex-sherry
"This whisky has a soothing, mellow aroma and exhibits soft spices with a touch of cocoa and light smoke. The mouth-feel is light-bodied and drying, with just a little bit of toffee and walnut before finishing with the flavor of Raisinettes, the classic movie theater chocolate-covered raisins. Over all it is well balanced and smooth drinking, a solid choice for those cold winter nights and pot roast dinners. I found that a couple drops of water soothed the drying property of the sherry-finishing and transitioned to soft floral notes akin to violets. "