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Tormore 12-year-old

Overall rating
76.67/100
votes
141
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2003
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Refill American Oak Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml 1000 ml
Barcode
5010019636409
Added on
23 Aug 2007 6:22 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 53.63

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141 × member ratings

366 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tormore 12-year-old

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 76.67 points

  1. DanishDistilled scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      95 95
      Holy... Wow..!! I've never smelled a whisky this good before. An extremely pronounced smell of plums/peach/apricot. Definitely the most fruity nose I've come across.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The taste matches the nose. Very, very nice flavour, but unfortunately way too thin. Almost like water, compared to the nose. I sense a fruity flavour that reminds me a bit of sherry, but it isn't..
    • Finish
      80 80
      Fairly neutral. Like licking dry wood or eating underripe, bright fruits.

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    reminds me of Lomond 17 - just not so fruity, not so clean, not so excellent - no rubber - quite a modern profile
    • Nose
      85 85
      lots of wood, furniture polish, some glue, behind it a clear citrus note sweetly sour and fruity, with more time fresh tree sap, licorice - really a lot of strength for 40%
    • Taste
      83 83
      Takes off rather weakly, you have to chew it for a while before it builds up, then the aromas from the nose are back, dusty wood and fruity lemon, some wax,
    • Finish
      82 82
      bit bitter, mineral, herbal, malt candy, ricola - quite confused

  3. hs305 scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    [June, 2003]  I had this dram during a FoSM club tasting.  In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 75. Please see detailed tasting note below.

  4. hs305 scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    It has a light to medium texture.  The mouthfeel is hot, peppery and thin.  Water does not change a lot.
    • Nose
      biting hot, furniture polish, adhesive glue, artifical perfumy, pears, hints of malt and medium sherry, nougat, very late creamy
    • Taste
      bitter, not identifyable fruits, gentle, caramel
    • Finish
      short to medium, bitter

  5. Allandale scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    The body is medium and smooth.
    • Nose
      Nutty. Hint of barley sugar. Soft pear in a fudge sauce. Mmm
    • Taste
      Sweet and soft. Caramelized walnuts. Braised artichokes.
    • Finish
      Rounded, not long.

  6. peterjpvanas scored this whisky 68 points Expert Junior

    Colour: amber

    Nose: LIGHT, a bit of fruitiness. and grass some notes of caramel not much more

    Taste: as nose...but really simple, (in all honesty; smooth) maybe a bit if citrus...but that scent barely survives

    Finish: there is none worth mentioning

    Bottle; Dull
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      57 57

  7. Arquebus scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Wouldn't recommend (even to beginners) - life is too short.... If you find yourself landed with this one try the following: Take 1 bottle of Green's Lemongrass and Ginger Cordial, a long glass filled with ice, a sprig or two of fresh basil and a slice + twist of fresh lime. Make up the cordial in the glass to taste with sparkling spring water, add the Tormore to taste and stir well.

    Alternatively use in a peppercorn sauce on a venison steak, but add a touch of Laphroaig or similar to give the sauce some extra flavour!

  8. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Good beginner whisky

  9. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Floral, vanilla, various undefined fruits.
    • Taste
      Mild, smooth, creamy, honey, malty.
    • Finish
      Too short

  10. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 65 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      68 68
    • Finish
      58 58

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