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Tormore 16-year-old

Overall rating
84.80/100
votes
92
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
09.2013
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
American Oak Casks
Casknumber
Batch B1309
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000299607060
Added on
23 Oct 2013 8:04 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 66,58

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92 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Tormore 16-year-old

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.80 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2018]  Tormore was the first "not-open-to-the-public" distillery I ever visited back in the mid-nineties.  I simply parked my car in the employee parking lot and strolled across the beautiful garden of this "design-award-like" distillery.  All of a sudden a man came over to me and asked politely what I was doing.  As usual, I prepared a nice story for such incidents upfront and told him that I once had a Tormore dram that I liked very much but I could not find a retailer in Germany that sells Tormore bottlings (what was a shameless lie even back in the nineties - but how should a scottish production man know?).  It turned out that the man was the distillery manager himself and he invited me to his office, grabbed a bottle of Tormore out of his desk and called an employee to look for the appropriate tube.  I was that astonished that I forgot to ask him to sign it but I still keep this bottle (of a standard Tormore from that time) in my cellar as a nice memory...

    Despite this great encounter Tormore never belonged to my favourite distilleries because its profile is completely designed to fit blenders needs (that usually are different from what single malt drinkers prefer).  Nevertheless I try a Tormore bottling from time to time and sometimes there are really nice ones.  This one was rated very high (95 points) by Jim so this is a good opportunity to check if my taste buds are charmed by this dram as well.

    The colour is burnished and the texture shows a small sticky ring at the top of the glass that slowly builds fat tears with slow legs.  The nose is nicely fruity both on home-grown (apples, pears) as well as exotic (oranges, guava) fruits in a delicious barley sugary and spicy wooden setting.  I like this!  The whisky arrives warming and coating in the mouth with just minor peppery moments that are not distracting.  The taste is fruity-sugary sweet and creamy/chewable.  Not the most complex but really delicious.  The finish is long and adds more wooden spices that turn a little dry at the very end.  Water is not needed.

    Oops, this is a nice surprise and a very quaffable dram!  Not 95 points in my system but a solid 88.  As there are yearly releases of this 16-year old Tormore one should always check the batch number (here B1309 for September, 2013) - I am not sure if all the other tasting notes here really refer to this batch (later batches are not that good)...
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Nice fruity. Kinda bit of what I like about Craigellachie so far. Tastes, I like it
    • Nose
      Cherries, oranges, malt, butter biscuits, pineapple, really nice fruity nose with subtle woody hints.
    • Taste
      Pleasantly sweet in the mouth again with some caramel, but the light wood is a bit stronger.
      When swallowing then a dash of pepper, but also a great yet slightly different fruit (ripe grapefruit or so) and the oak flavor, which then also remains.
    • Finish
      Longer pleasant, light, spicy spicy, Departure.

  3. LeChiffre scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Great strong, juicy-fruity-sweet malt. Also great on the nose. All in all an absolute pleasure. One of my favorite standards, belongs in every bar compartment.
    • Nose
      90 90
      soft and deep fruitiness, sweet orange / pear, slight spiciness; Malt; Alcohol nicely integrated
    • Taste
      89 89
      full-bodied, juicy fruity sweetness with orange / pear, tingling spiciness with notes of oak; malt
    • Finish
      88 88
      long lingering in the mouth, slightly dry, fruity sweetness goes back and pleasant tart oak spiciness comes to the fore; Coffee notes; malt

  4. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    In the nose a nice mixture of fruit (peach, apricot) and seasoning (wood, sharpness).

    At first pretty sweet in the mouth. Caramel. Then come again fruit (orange, tangerine), but then gradually become bitter. Now the oak starts and it gets spicier and even pleasantly spicy. The finish is then dominated by the oak. A tingle on the tongue. It's getting dry.

    For the price that was a delicious malt. A rock solid thing. I like the.

  5. DramGoodLife scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    My tasting notes and the ones on the box seem to be of two totally different whiskies! Great to see a core range expression bottled as high as 48%. 

    A late night dram, perfect for unwinding by the fire and taking a backseat to life. It's got nuts, it's got coffee, it's an after dinner dram. 
    • Nose
      Malty, lots of malt and barley. Nutty with pecans, peanuts, roasted chestnuts, a tub of assorted nuts from Costco (unsalted). Some coffee notes in there telling me there's a good amount of sherry casks been used.
    • Taste
      Still with the notes, those roasted chestnuts are there and a couple were burnt. Still with more sherry notes, coffee, dark chocolate and some blood oranges. 
    • Finish
      Malty and long, the malty character of this dram hits you in the finish. 

  6. Kumachan scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Yeah .... a good whisky but without much personality. Nothing out of the ordinary. At this price it's crazy. If it had to be given a subjective note, it would be a
    • Nose
      Orange gold dress. It is very fruity on the nose, yellow fruits, ripe melon, candied citrus, some spices of which the Cardamom is demarcated.
    • Taste
      At first, it's dry, then the roundness unfolds, candied fruits and salty / sweet dried fruits, blond tobacco.
    • Finish
      Medium final, herbaceous on bitter not very pleasant.

  7. Mannix65 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. p4blo scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    I wasn't expecting much and I got even less than that. Disappointing.
    • Nose
      Oak, cardboard and rotten fruits. Spicy with alcohol and some bad sour notes. Too much wood.
    • Taste
      Slightly sweet on sugar/apple juice with a hint of toffee. Spices, some bitterness. Thin and uninteresting.
    • Finish
      Spices, bitternes of tannins and a touch of fruit sweetness.

  9. vb_bembel scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Mmmmmmhhhh!!
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. maltaholic scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Quite mild right from the start, intense oak and vanilla, very sweet smell. Strong onset, almost like Williams pear, fruity, sweet, balanced. Even in empty glass he remains true - oak and vanilla. Wow! Very nice!

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