Tobermory - 23 Year Old Oloroso Cask FinishExquisite Sherried Malt
One distillery produced two distinct single malts made for half the year each: A very lightly peated Tobermory (peated characteristic is from the water supply) and very lightly peated Ledaig. The two spirits are produced using the same stills, wash backs, mash tuns and the same process water but the two are totally different in character due to the malted barley used. Spirit cut is also slightly later for the Ledaig as the phenolic flavours come off at the end of the run.
This was originally the ‘Tobermory 15 Year Old’ release, however this spirit has spent some more of it’s time resting in its Oloroso casks at Tobermory's Hebridean distillery. The result is an exquisite sherried malt, which is entwined with salted toffee and floral honey, finishing with caramelised walnuts, and a subtle salty undercurrent.
Colour: Deep Rose Gold.
Nose: Vanilla, ripe oranges, toasted barley and rich fruitcake, with a hint of cocoa.
Palate: Obvious sherry influence, salted toffee, vanilla fudge and spicy oak, with candied citrus and floral honey.
Finish: Caramelized walnuts with a subtle salty undercurrent.