Tormore, Batch 1, 50% – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Why look at that! I found more tasting  notes to a TBWC bottling that I had completely forgotten about. Tormore is also one of the distilleries I keep forgetting about, since who drinks much Tormore, right?

Anyway, A TBWC release that was done within a few months of Master of Malt’s Single Cask, like it happens in many cases. No surprise but I am quite curious what the extra stuff is they put in it, apart from cask left overs. Also, my guess is a lot of the contents of this wee bottle is 28 years old, but that’s what it is: A guess.

Tormore is a fairly huge distillery on the side of the road which I happened to drive past while doing a run through Speyside. Impressive, but it also has a bit of a Russian feel to it. Maybe because everything is so huge and pompous and sort of old fashioned.

Tormore Distillery

Tormore Distillery

Tormore, That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Tormore, That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Sniff:
I can only compare to the Single Cask from earlier, because I don’t know many other Tormores, especially not recently. That other one had a huge donut scent and flavour to it, fried pastry and such. This one has that too, but it’s a bit more spicy and a tad sharper. This is weird since it’s about 10% lower in ABV than the Single Cask. So it’s sweet with a greasy scent. Also vanilla and cake icing, with cookie dough.

Sip:
The grease is back in full swing here. Incredibly fatty, but with quite some pepper before it gets dry and sharp. Also vanilla, malted barley and bread.

Swallow:
A very consistent whisky since I get that donut-dough greasiness here as well. It does change from greasy to dry, like before. And I get pastry dough with lots of vanilla too. Old vanilla. It’s of medium length, this finish.

I feel the same as I did about the 28 year old. It’s not bad, but it’s strange. I can’t really wrap my head around the creamy, greasy flavours and scents. I liked trying this whisky, but I am not really inclined to buy it. It would make a nice addition to my collection though, because I don’t think I have this kind of flavour profile yet!

Tormore, Batch 1, 50%, That Boutique-y Whisky Company, available at Master of Malt at £ 69.95

Thanks to Master of Malt for the official sample!

About Sjoerd de Haan-Kramer

I'm a web developer at Emakina. I'm highly interested in booze, with a focus on whisk(e)y. I like to listen to loads of music and read quite some books. I'm married to Anneke, have a daughter Ot, a son Moos and a cat called Kikker (which means Frog, in Dutch). I live in Krommenie, The Netherlands.
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