This very dark Tobermory was bottled by Signatory in their famous Un-Chill Filtered series, but for Kirsch Whisky, the German importer with HQ in Syke, some 15 kilometers south of Bremen. Will you look at that color?
The sherry cask has clearly put its foot down and offers sultanas and gingerbread, milk chocolate with nuts and candied sugar, while the mildly umami and somewhat green character of Tobermory shines through beautifully. Some woodspices and a hint of blood oranges. Dark, sweet and green in a nutshell.
The arrival is rather soft. Mildly oily, but immediately very sweet. Honeysweet in fact. This is almost cough syrup, but the kind that makes you go ‘I wish I had a cold’. Delicious. Dark chocolate, plums, raisins, fresh fig and lots of candied syrup. Again a note of citrus, but more candied now with some zest. Hint of walnuts too. I find this impressively rich and very pleasing.
The finish starts fruity and sweet, but then quickly turns a bit bitter, albeit without drying the mouth completely. Nice!
Very good stuff indeed, thanks no doubt to a very active sherry cask.