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Overall rating
87.75/100
votes
16
Whiskybase ID
WB40759
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Auld Rare Whisky Sweden AB (ArW)
Vintage
1990
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
1981
Number of bottles
115
Strength
62.4 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Added on
16 Mar 2013 1:08 pm
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 121.69

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Whisky Reviews for Tormore 1990 ArW

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.75 points

  1. Tothemorrow scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    One dram note. Shapeshifter that I would guess came from a sherry butt rather than bourbon barrel. Interesting whisky. Would not hesitate to try it again.
    • Nose
      Fantastic on the nose! Crisp bread, spices, yeast, rye (sour dough), cole, floral. 
    • Taste
      Powerful, oak, spices, rye, raisins, some grappa notes. Water increases the impression of grappa.
    • Finish
      Long finish

  2. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    I would not have guessed this to be a bourbon barrel? Definitely not a 21yo with 62.4% ABV. The Angels must have disliked this one. It delivered more like a virgin oak or a refill sherry cask. It was not as oaky as expected from a first fill either. A mystery cask in my opinion. A real experience. Only had one dram of this but would certainly like to have the whole bottle. 

    It was bottled feb 2nd 1990, the same day SA, president de Klerk promised to free Nelson Mandela and legalize a bunch of political organizations. A bit of history in a bottle I guess.

    Slainte mhath

    (Tasting interval 88-92) 
    • Nose
      cereal, medicinal, grappa and crisp bread.
    • Taste
      Extremely spicy with cinnamon, cardamom,nutmeg and allspice. Honey and vanilla were more background players in this dram. Bitter-sweat delivery.
    • Finish
      It was warm, long and consistent with full of flavors.

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