- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
- Bottling serie
- Stated Age
- 14 years old
- 1st Fill Bourbon Barrel
- Number of bottles
- 50.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottled for
- The Whisky Mercenary
- Added on
- 30 Aug 2013 10:48 pm
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33 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Tormore 1998 GM
9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.97 points
- I bought this bottle back in 2014 for 57,50€. The alcohol is perfectly interwoven and hardly noticeable in this smooth, summery dram. Very fruity on the palate with a quite spicy afterkick.
- The 1st Fill Bourbon Bar really gave the Tormore power. The 50% are hardly noticeable in the strong flavors. Great thing!
First association: multivitamin juice, followed by juicy lemon cake, of which 50% is barely noticeable, with some time comes mint and steamed fennel, some lemon grass, wholegrain biscuits
Spicy and full, the Tormore spreads in the mouth, removed fruit notes and pear skin, some white pepper
Spicy rye, good oak cargo, slightly sweet nuttiness remains long in the mouth
- Fantastic fruity Whisky Mercenary bottling, especially considered the price. 87 points.
Vanilla, butter cake, ripe peaches.
Very fruity, green apples, peaches, mango.
Tropical fruits, mango, pineapple.
- Tormore 14 yo 1998 (50%, G&M Exclusive for The Whisky Mercenary 2013, first fill bourbon barrel #1586, 277 btl.)
Nose: a modern profile. Plenty of vanilla custard and cake. Frosties. Hints of sweetened lemon juice and gooseberries. Evolves towards more candied fruits (pineapple cubes) but on the whole it’s not really a fruit bomb. A dollop of honey. Subtle oak, herbs and a few grassy notes as well. Mouth: sweet and juicy. Quite powerful as well, with a profile that echoes much older BenRiachs. Pears, pineapple and pink grapefruit. Some biscuity notes. Towards the end it returns to grass and a tangy herbal / bitter tonic combination that’s less appealing in my opinion. Finish: medium length, still sweet, but with a growing grassiness and soft bitterness.
On the nose I thought I had seen it all before: well-made but nothing special. However on the palate it does surpass the usual, modern, first fill bourbon profile. A nice, affordable daily dram. Around € 65.
- A fresh sweet nose with herbal. A fruity (citrus) taste and a long spicy finish.
Overall a nice dram to enjoy especially for this price.
- Nose: Fresh herbal nose, very grassy. Citrus and pineapple. Sweet apple sauce. Hints of pear and mint.
Body: Medium weight, almost oily.
Taste: Spice attack. Apple sauce provides a sweet touch, with citric acid in the mix. Honey and vanilla. Some salt.
Finish: Long, on spices and a grain of salt. Herbs.
Verdict: Lively dram, I am especially fond of its finish, so refreshing and herbal. Very drinkable indeed.
- Pleasant enough as a whole, can be drunk easily without being extraordinary or of great complexity. A very good daily dram.
Good fruity nose on yellow fruits, green and a hint of citrus. Sweet, nice.
Mouth more focused on citrus fruits; can be easily drunk
Finely tart, with some wood on top.
- Nice price /quality.
- Very fun and especially drinkable Tormore. Available
in stores as of 21 September, so do not miss out. Around 65 EUR.
The nose is fairly soft, sweet and herbal. Vanilla and
oatmeal, hints of citrus and gooseberries, but also some banana. Pineapple?
Grasses and garden herbs, a touch of mint and white fruit. Fresh and alive, in
any case. It brightens my day.
It shows a little more power on the palate, with
ginger, white pepper and even a pinch of salt. I get some more white fruit now,
mostly apples with the skin included. Vanilla is upholstered with some caramel
and coconut milk. Honey, too. Midpalate the citrus returns. Aspirine? Very
fresh and lively. It dances on the tongue.
The finish is surprisingly long, sweet and spicy with
again some mint on the deathbed.