Tormore 16-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
16 years old
American Oak Casks
Batch B1309
48.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
2013/09/03 13:21 LGS1231
Added on
23 Oct 2013 8:04 pm

Average value

€ 74.48

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Whisky Reviews for Tormore 16-year-old

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.02 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.

    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
      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!
    • Taste
      87 87
      The taste is fruity-sugary sweet and creamy/chewable. Not the most complex but really delicious.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The whisky arrives warming and coating in the mouth with just minor peppery moments that are not distracting. The finish is long and adds more wooden spices that turn a little dry at the very end. Water is not needed.

  2. Mannix65 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Mannix65 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Quite complex, beautiful maturity, needs in the glass necessarily time to reveal its diversity, wants to be discovered in peace
    • Nose
      Fully ripe gooseberries and bananas, honey, maple syrup, nectarines, fig, cinnamon pear, white chocolate
    • Taste
      Very creamy, nectarines with cream, then intense resinous oak, cloves and cinnamon prickle on the tongue
    • Finish
      Medium long with lots of fruit and oak

  4. LeChiffre scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Great powerful, juicy-fruity-sweet malt. Great on the nose too. All around an absolute pleasure. One of my favorite standards belongs in every bar compartment.
    • Nose
      89 89
      soft and deep fruitiness, sweet orange / pear, slight spiciness; Malt; Alcohol nicely integrated
    • Taste
      88 88
      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 recedes and a pleasantly tart oak flavor comes to the fore; Coffee notes; malt

  5. dinis scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The bottling of 2013 is very rare now. In shops that you see here is the new bottlings.

  6. Totoro scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Pretty nice overall, but a bit too woody for a higher score.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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. 

  10. Kumachan scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    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.


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