Tormore 1988 TWA

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
Winter 2020
Stated Age
32 years old
Number of bottles
47.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
10 jan 2021 11:38 pm by ElmoHC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 332.47

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Whisky reviews for Tormore 1988 TWA

12 users have left 12 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.56 points.

  1. Killswitch scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  2. vlad78 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Dried wild apples, pear, citrus peel, baby cough syrup and licorice. In general, some kind of squeezed, failed to open, whisky, which lacked the potential.

  3. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      hay, grass, apples
    • Taste
      91 91
      fruity, grassy, tropical hints (unripe pineapple) in the transition to the finish
    • Finish
      90 90
      rather dry and oaky finish, here you can clearly see the age

  4. Jonni scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    I am disappointed. Overdub terribly. The aroma is very weak. The taste is solid oak.

  5. u485tfu scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Honey, mint, vanilla, citrus, great malt
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  6. thijs100 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Good but not great, this Tormore 1988 32 Years from The Whisky Agency is a proper aged single malt, but at a price north of 300 euro you could probably do better.
    • Nose
      Warm apple compote with sprinkles of cinnamon. A slight minerality and juicy green grapes as well, followed by a hint of tangerine. Whispers of dried grass and even some tobacco.
    • Taste
      Soft fruits like stewed apples, but also apricots and with a touch of grappa and some eucalyptus. Slightly dry at times with whiffs of musty oak, but also some freshly cut grass. A pinch of white pepper also.
    • Finish
      Drying and lingering spices. Then a sliver of honey, grass and chalk. Ending on orchard fruits.

  7. Whisky-Ex scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Tormore, score average 89 points
    Tasting notes from an online tasting with 25 participants

    The 32 years haven't really made him mild. Good sharpness.
    a lot of vanilla, very round, no sharpness
    It doesn't need any water, pleasant drinking strength
    We also feel the sharpness. The vanilla is super defined, nose marzipan, peach. Gains a lot with water
    mild; round; no sharpness; almost a little too lovely
    Typical bourbon taste, a lot of vanilla, pleasant warmth, hardly any wood
    Bourbon taste, quite tart
    Bourbon, mild, nice oiliness, light sweetness, vanilla
    Water takes the edge off.

  8. nallacam scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A 1988 goalore that stands out in a positive way.
    Along with that of Le Gus't (142154) from 1995, one of my favorites.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Intense, herbs, menthol, Williams pear, citrus, grass, grape, grape seed, green fruit, wax, honey, vegetal, fresh wood
    • Taste
      90 90
      first melon, pear, mineral

      Then becomes sweeter, peach, banana, kiwi
    • Finish
      88 88
      medium length and dry

  9. whiskytornado scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. Kegelbogen scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Everything is at a good level if not for the price. A year ago, CA released Tormore 30 at € 180-200. It's a good dram but I don't recommend buying a 300 + € bottle.
    • Nose
      Orange candies, field herbs with dust, honey and mint.
    • Taste
      The taste is a continuation of the nose. The same honey with herbs, slight bitterness from orange peel.
    • Finish
      Middle. More built on mint and citrus fruits.

  11. olegborgol scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur


  12. Suevia scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    What a great surprise! A very juicy, fruity whisky with lovely grassy notes, sitting somewhere between a mature Irish and Littlemill. Had to buy 2 bottles despite the rather optimistic price for a 32yo bottle from a third tier distillery.


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