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Thursday, 11 July 2013


Tormore is one of those distilleries that lives a pretty anonymous life.

The distillery is owned by Pernod Ricard/Chivas Group (since 2005) and built in 1958, its a 'new' distillery in historical terms. Its location right on the A95 running through the heart of Speyside and its white buildings makes it a very impressive sight. But that's about all you get!

There's no visitor's centre there so the place - although very picturesque with its white buildings and still shaped bushes in the garden - you'll just have to settle for an outside look. Inside they have 4 sets of stills producing roughly 4.000.000 liters of spirit annually, most of it of course going into the Chivas Brothers blends.

It will suit the Chivas Brothers to open this distillery to the public, maybe during the Spirit of Speyside Festival to give us anoraks a look inside this huge almost cathedral-like building.

 Tormore Distillery, 11th October 2008 © The Malt Desk
Tormore 1984 29yo (xx.02.1984/xx.03.2013) 51%, barrel#3669, 90 bottles, Archives 'The Fishes of Samoa'

Colour is pale gold

Initially bursts of oak, 'Lux' hand soap, vanilla, confectioners sugar/candy canes and also hint of paint and mint.

Cooked apple and orange peel, Walker's ginger shortbread and peppery spices. A firm malt and citrus style sherbet finish along with peppery oak and hints of nutmeg.

A good dram this one and by far the best Tormore I've ever tasted!
Again I see a certain style in fruitiness in these 3 bottlings picked by Menno and CJ.

88/100! ...and still available here

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