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

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.

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.

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 very interested in booze, with a focus on whisky. I like to listen to loads of music and play lots of Magic: the Gathering, and board games too. I'm married to Anneke, have two daughters Ot and Cato, a son Moos and a cat called Kikker (which means Frog, in Dutch). I live in Krommenie, The Netherlands.
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