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Overall rating
87.03/100
votes
32
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Exclusive
Vintage
08.09.1998
Bottled
06.2013
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
1586
Number of bottles
277
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
The Whisky Mercenary
Added on
30 Aug 2013 10:48 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99,95

3 × in wishlist

32 × member ratings

64 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tormore 1998 GM

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.03 points

  1. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. xFabe did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    The 1st Fill Bourbon Bar really gave the Tormore power. The 50% are hardly noticeable in the strong flavors. Great thing!
    • Nose
      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
    • Taste
      Spicy and full, the Tormore spreads in the mouth, removed fruit notes and pear skin, some white pepper
    • Finish
      Spicy rye, good oak cargo, slightly sweet nuttiness remains long in the mouth

  3. deleo07 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Fantastic fruity Whisky Mercenary bottling, especially considered the price. 87 points.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, butter cake, ripe peaches.
    • Taste
      Very fruity, green apples, peaches, mango.
    • Finish
      Tropical fruits, mango, pineapple.

  4. eleiko5 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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.

    Score: 86/100

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  5. Cipidos scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    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
      79 79
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80

  6. n1d0 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Bishlouk scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant enough as a whole, can be drunk easily without being extraordinary or of great complexity. A very good daily dram.
    • Nose
      Good fruity nose on yellow fruits, green and a hint of citrus. Sweet, nice.
    • Taste
      Mouth more focused on citrus fruits; can be easily drunk
    • Finish
      Finely tart, with some wood on top.

  8. gunnie76 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nice price /quality.

  9. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Very fun and especially drinkable Tormore. Available
    in stores as of 21 September, so do not miss out. Around 65 EUR.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      The finish is surprisingly long, sweet and spicy with
      again some mint on the deathbed.

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