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Ancient Mariner Tobermory 1996 Cask Number 349 Tasting notes and reviews

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Ancient Mariner Tobermory 1996 Cask Number 349

Brand
Ancient Mariner
Expression
Tobermory 1996 Cask Number 349
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
18 years old
Abv
46.10%
Vintage
1996
Produced at
Hebridean Whisky Liqueur Company ~ Tobermory Distillery
Region
Islands
Website
www.hebrideanliqueurs.co.uk
Availability
UK

Chris Goodrum

73
Nose
Pungent, manure, coffee and lightly sulphured. Hints of herbal and lightly cardboardy spice follow. A little industrial but some dried fruit and honey try to counter.
Palate
Soft and toffeed with hints of dried fruit. Again, industrial with a slight wet cardboard intimation. Thankfully there is thick fruit to offer some balance plus white liquorice and honey.
Finish
Mouth-watering, mineral and a little hot with lingering liquorice and light spice notes.
Comment
Not exactly my favoured style of whisky but it has fruit and sweetness to balance the ‘spirit' character.

Neil Ridley

79
Nose
Meaty, with copper notes, Oxo cubes, and dark chocolate orange fudge notes. Given time in the glass, a slight smoked chocolate note emerges.
Palate
A very creamy note, leading into a sappy, youthful green note, acacia honey and a touch of golden syrup. Some soapy carbolic smoke notes develop further in.
Finish
Light, with a distinct malty note resonating.
Comment
Solid enough, with masculine notes and a sweeter smoky centre.
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