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Tormore 1988 SV

Overall rating
88.15/100
votes
62
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Vintage
29.11.1988
Bottled
01.10.2018
Stated Age
29 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
15329
Number of bottles
501
Strength
53.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Kirsch Whisky
Market
de Germany
Added on
06 Dec 2018 1:10 pm by Rhönräuber
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 146,82

39 × in wishlist

62 × member ratings

120 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tormore 1988 SV

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.15 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2018] Tormore is a fascinating distillery to visit because all production equipment fits into one very large room (and there are eight stills!) but its distillate is rather a blend-designated base malt and hence not very impressive as a single malt release...

    ...like this one. Just because it is sherry cask-matured does not make up a great malt! This is an average distillate matured in a rather sub-average sherry butt which results in a release that is dispensable (from my point of view). But thanks to the current whisky boom the Scots do the same as the Romans did 2000 years ago (you know, money is not to be sniffed at)...
    • Nose
      84 84
      The colour is amontillado sherry and the nose offers a rather unimpressive modern sherry profile. To be honest, this could be any malt out of any modern sherry cask - nothing else to remark...
    • Taste
      85 85
      The taste shows a modern wood-driven sherry profile with lots of bitter herbal and wooden (tannins) notes. After some chewing sweet sugary and some fruity flavours show up and turn the taste more approachable once you chew it long enough. Nevertheless, this is not really delicious (according to my taste buds, only) but wait - finally there is a tasty mocha and dark chocolatey flavour that I like. Water helps to open up both the nose and taste but now the fine mocha-chocolatey taste is gone too, unfortunately. I like the neat dram better.
    • Finish
      83 83
      The initial mouthfeel is hot and drying-astringent - no, I do not like this at all! The finish is of medium length and just sugary-sweet with hints of sherry flavours. It turns unpleasantly drying-astringent towards the end (tannins) but releases a fine but short chocolatey flash right before it vanishes.

  2. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. The_Independent scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    A bottling for friends of sweet whiskys. There are certainly notes that indicate the old age. However, the barrel was already very inactive, which manifests itself in restrained cask notes and the surprisingly clear alcoholic strength. The latter is a defect for my taste, which prevents a better rating.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sweet and dense is the smell in Nosingglas: caramelized sugar, forest honey, brandy, marzipan cake, rum raisins, rubber and dusty, old wood. The high alcohol content is easily noticeable pungent.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Voluminous, tingling alcohol with distinct sharpness, very sweet - pastries, forest honey and brandy can be found again, dusty wood, cappuccino and a little baking cocoa.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The quite successful taste sounds in the medium-long finish with notes of cocoa and dark chocolate. Only the still noticeable sharpness continues to cloud the overall impression.

  4. Rhönräuber scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Red groats, mocha, chocolate, dried fruit, oak.
    • Taste
      Sweet and sour, red fruit chutney, wild berry jam, buckwheat honey, Mon Cheri and again oak.
    • Finish
      Dark chocolate with cocoa nibs, walnut, cherry-cherry flavor, long.

  5. TechnOBY scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      grassy, dry
    • Taste
      88 88
      sour, unripe banana, fresh grass, slightly bitter. Much more balanced with water!
      But I do not like the sherry ...
    • Finish
      87 87
      medium to short finish

  6. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. LeChiffre scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Very nice sherry keg-matured single malt. Very voluminous and mouth-filling. Like.
    • Nose
      88 88
      fruity-sweet, caramelized sugar, dried fruit, raisins
    • Taste
      88 88
      voluminous, creamy, stimulates salivation, sparkling sharpness, sweet and spicy, cocoa
    • Finish
      87 87
      medium, first sweet then dark chocolate and spicy slightly bitter oak notes

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