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Darkness! Tobermory 16 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Darkness! Tobermory 16 Years Old

Brand
Darkness!
Expression
Tobermory 16 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
16 years old
Abv
54.90%
Vintage
2000
Produced at
~ Tobermory Distillery
Region
Islands
Website
www.maverickdrinks.com
Availability
Worldwide

Chris Goodrum

91
Nose
Dusty, mocha laced slightly phenolic peat, brine, manure, earth and crisp barley. Fresh and deep with tarry treacle. With time it becomes pretty stinky (in a good way!)
Palate
Malty with dark treacle, vanilla and wood spice. Honey and sweet barley lighten the middle and the dusty peat and salt appear.
Finish
Long, salty and mouth-watering with lovely, lingering dry and sweet peat, manure and violets. The oak bitters a little at the death.
Comment
A lovely character if you like a good chunk of manure with your malt. Funnily enough, I do!

Joel Harrison

91
Nose
Deep, rich coffee notes, wax candles and smouldering wood fires. Hessian and incense sticks give this the aroma of a monk stirring a hot pot over a fire.
Palate
At full strength this is very drinkable. Thick and oily with smoke, toffee, vanilla, red apple. Think of a toffee apple on bonfire night. Some meaty body to this too.
Finish
Smooth, sweet, smoky. The finish lingers on.
Comment
This is a wonderful cask selection for a smoky, meaty, oily dram with real oak influence on it.
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