Tormore 1988 (The Whisky Agency)

We saw a couple of Tormore 1988 releases in 2017 (the one from Antique Lions of Spirits comes to mind) and now some more of these casks are hitting the market. We found one in the Winter 2020 releases from The Whisky Agency.

 

Tormore 32 yo 1988 (47,1%, The Whisky Agency 2020, hogshead, 187 btl.)

Nose: a rather candied fruitiness. Barley syrup, ripe bananas, cooked apples and orange sweets. Creamy custard. Honey or even mead. Hints of herbs and branches in the background, with dusty hay and a warm woody touch as well.

Mouth: great, with an oily texture and reminding me of the Littlemill fruitiness, albeit with a slightly thicker texture and some liqueur-like notes. Orange candy, apricots and pink grapefruit. Hints of fruit tea and grassy tannins. Honey and candied ginger. A warming old Speyside profile.

Finish: medium. There’s light mint and eucalyptus now, melon, honey and warm, but slightly green oak.

A fairly gentle Speysider with a mature, full-bodied fruity core. It shows all distilleries have some very good casks, even the ones with very little fame. Around € 320 and still available here and there.

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