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Overall rating
84.25/100
votes
4
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The House of MacDuff (HMcD)
Bottling serie
The Golden Cask - Reserve
Vintage
1988
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
27 years old
Casknumber
CM 225
Number of bottles
226
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
30 May 2016 9:11 pm by Bishlouk
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 172,61

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Whisky Reviews for Tormore 1988 HMcD

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.25 points

  1. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Well this is different.. I don’t think I have ever had a whisky of this age with so much grassy flavors still in it. When tasted blind I can’t imagine you’d say this is 27yo. But I tend to like it though.

    In this whisky I can imagine why Tormore is so well fit as an blendfiller. It’s breathing ’middle of the road’ on this barely matured version. Allthough I have tasted some great Tormore so it definitely can work as a single malt. But it is in need of more active casks I guess.
    • Nose
      This one needs quite some time in the glass. At first there is a burst of light flavors and grassy notes. Quite a lot of Ginger, but also a burst of hay and grainy, grassy notes. This one comes from an older less active hogshead. With time, more fruitiness such as apples get some space.
    • Taste
      Again a lot of spirit flavor is still intact. It’s light and fresh. It lacks own identity.
    • Finish
      Rather short finish. It all is a little onesided. Ginger, hay, vanilla.

  2. Bishlouk scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Much too tart for my taste, I do not at all like this kind of profile. It is also very monolithic, without complexity or subtlety. All in the acid fruit, boom!
    • Nose
      Wise and little powerful. A lot of green apple and lemon. A hint of vanilla, and a little pineapple still green. A touch of fruity freshness develops after a while.
    • Taste
      Acidulated, lemon and green apple. A handful of ginger and a berry of coriander. Vanilla is trying to make its way, without completely succeeding.
    • Finish
      The acidulous fruit persists. Ginger explosion in the throat.

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