Cooper’s Choice – a label of the Vintage Malt Whisky Company – already released a few NAS-whiskies under the banner ‘Sherry Bomb’ and I’ve had the good fortune of trying a couple. If you like ‘deep sherry’, you’ll love this, I’m sure. Here is another one of those, a Tobermory that matured on a first fill sherry cask and was then bottled at cask strength. It hit the shelves in 2019.
Plum marmalade, cough syrup and a dusty attic. That’s the nose of this whisky in a nutshell. Patience also delivers cherry candy, caramel and a hint of broth. Delicious.
The body may be light, but the taste is right. A good continuation of the nose on dark marmalade, caramel, cherry candy and lots of cough syrup. It does become quite feisty on chili peppers, cloves and something that reminds me of tomato soup. That’s the lovely umami touch again.
The finish is not overly long and the spices fade away quickly to make room for dark, sweet and candy like notes.
Surprisingly medicinal and umami Tobermory, but I quite like it. Around 100 EUR.