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Tormore 1966 RWD

Overall rating
94.55/100
votes
77
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
R. W. Duthie & Co. (RWD)
Vintage
1966
Bottled
1982
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Sherry Wood
Strength
57.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottled for
Samaroli
Market
it Italy
Added on
26 Jun 2009 12:46 pm
UncoloredCask Strength

Average value

€ 2440,00

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Whisky Reviews for Tormore 1966 RWD

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.55 points

  1. ctu scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Almost perfect, really complex, real sherry monster. One of my best whisky in my life. With water oaks play a bigger role, making this adventure even more thrilling. Cogent sherry, rich fruitiness, fantastic oak and piquant spices in a wonderfully creamy peaty dress.
    It's a huge drink, but unfortunately it's very expensive too.
    • Nose
      94 94
      Big sherry, from fino to PX. Fruit basket: red apple, pear, date, raspberry and pomelo. Earth and peat. Antique leather and lacquered wood. Creamy milk caramel. Cocoa and pistachio.
    • Taste
      95 95
      Powerful. Crystal clear sherry, instantly knocked out. Big fruits next to it. Prune, raisin, date and caramelized apple. Peat, tobacco and bitter almond. Honey and citruses. Spicy oak. Pina colada and herbals.
    • Finish
      95 95
      Long, spicy, fruity, peaty.

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Ok after giving this a massive score baring in mind it is the best vintage wink  

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/37257/glenlivet-1967 (98) 

    I need to put it H2H against other whiskies I have rated highly  https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/9189/tormore-1966-sa (97)  https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/38818/glenfiddich-1956-it (96)  

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/10911/longrow-1974-sa (96) 

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/11867/karuizawa-1967 (95) 

    This is a scoring re-evaluation for me to see if I am scoring correctly, a reset if you like.  Only got time to try neat so here goes, the Glenfiddich 1st as it is the most delicate from memory  

    Glenfiddich it - Fantastic nose but not as complex on the palate as I remember, still lovely?  

    Tormore sa- A young sherry fizz bomb, as its younger there is more fruit, majestic, old glendronach/Glenglassaugh 1st fill cannot hold a candle to this and their high scores appear bogus in comparison.  

    Karuizawa 67 - Good but like Glendronach aged stuff not in the same league but this is better than any Gledronach IMHO (I use Glendronach merely to illustrate a highly regarded aged sherry monster), well its at least on par anyway. Good stuff more bubblegum notes this time. 

    Longrow sa - What a nose this has, one of the best, awesome overall, cannot fault this in any way, perfect but my palate has been smashed by this one.   Will need a break for the Glenlivet  so far 

    NOSE  

    1 - Glenfiddich  2 - Longrow  3 - Tormore  4 - Karuizawa 

    PALATE 

    1 - Longrow  2 - Tormore  2 - Glenfiddich (equal)  4 - Karuizawa 

    At the moment the Glenfiddich and Karuizawa are dropping a point as does the Tormore but the Longrow goes up a point., saying that the nose on the Glenfiddich is at 99p  so where does this Glenlivet fit in? 

    OMG, yes it is still 97p verging on 98, cannot decide but it is a work of art, you know what  I cannot really split the Glenlivet and the longrow but I will give the Glenlivet the nod by a whisker. 

    Holy Cow, what a surprise. 

    Edit  after much deliberation I left the KZ at 95 and the Glenfiddich at 96 as the nose on this is the best out of anyhing I can remember, its a 98 nose at least maybe 99 on sweet coffee.  The Tormore drops a point almost 2 but its only a single point in front of the KZ. The Longrow goes up a point and well deserved and the Glenlivet stays on top at 98, for now anyway, next week I might think differently remember this H2H is just a snapshot in time.

  3. detachedblue scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    A legendary, better if you enjoy this in a quiet place.
    • Nose
      Jam, dark and rich sherry, almost an extreme sherry monster. Almost rum-like, thick molasses, not mentioning the dark fruits, dried dark fruits etc. Some smoke, intense robust cigar smoke, rotten vegetables, a whiff of peat.
    • Taste
      Very balanced, great! No heavy woods. Lemon and citrus fruits to kick start, very sour, then becoming an interplay between caramel and citrus fruits. More dark fruits and red fruits, fresh and dynamic.
    • Finish
      Long, caramel, leather, dark prune, prune juices.

  4. MaltMartin scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    To be honest I had expected a little more of the nose (though it is still complex), but the palate really makes the difference of this whisky. Probably the best Tormore ever bottled. A whisky you'll never forget.
    • Nose
      Old skool sherry with lots of balsamico; more on the 'sour' than on the 'sweet' side of sherry. There is a lot to discover in this whisky.  Stewed pears, prunes and rasberries. Blood oranges. But also smoked ham, burnt wood and old leather. Praline and chocolate at the background. Even whiff of smoke?
    • Taste
      Wow, what a punch! Classic sherry monster with lots of fruitcake, plums, raisins, dried figs and dates. Espresso coffee, dark chocolate and some juicy sandal wood oakiness. Roasted almonds. I also detect hints of humus and fresh mushrooms. Tobacco. I could go on for a long time to sum up what I taste here. It's all very complex.
    • Finish
      Medium long. A little black pepper. Nutmeg. Camphor and pine at the end.

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    I am not a sherry head but in my humble opinion sherried whisky cannot get any better than this.

    Actually whisky of any kind will struggle to live with this, my first 97 pointer.

    I will try this H2H with some other old sherry monsters.

    The mouthfeel is something else on this one.

    One word sums this up -perfect.
    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      97 97

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    With water (3 small drops):_

    Its basically a jar of perfectly preserved dark mixed fruit jam with sherry, that just about sums it up for the nose.

    The water has made it sweeter and also made the peat more evident bit it still all balanced.

    Finish is longer now, definitely sweeter, lovely.
    • Nose
      No surprise here, its is a basket of dark fruits, blackberry, black cherry, brambles, red apple skins.

      There is a very nice sherry mixing with the fruit and it is growing in power, any more sherry and it would swamp the nose so just about perfect I suppose?

      I detect a little peat in the mix and a few wood notes, on the whole everything is tightly compact and it will be interesting to see what a little what does.
    • Taste
      At first it is just about spot on with a lovely creamy mouth feel and then some peat arrives but it is discreet.

      The power is refined, what I mean by that is when you hold it in your mouth the 57% is evident on the tongue but when you swallow it there is absolutely no burn just a very nice warm rich feeling, that to me is a sign of a perfectly balanced sherry whisky, the distillate is talking in harmony with the cask, neither one has overpowered the other.

      All the fruit that the nose suggested is here but it is even better and there is a lovely jammy taste to it, a perfect mix of dark fruits with a faint hint of rich toffee, dark plum.
    • Finish
      Not hugely long but impressive all the same

  7. japanfan scored this whisky 97 points Member Senior

    Legendary old sherry bottle by Silvano Samaroli. Absolutely the best. WF note: 95

  8. Derekyu928 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    【Newyugo san】 scent: coffee cacao sulfur soy sauce flavor: strawberry cherry berry 【2ch people】 Water grape flavor salt latter half Dronax series 【Mr. k67】 Herbal medicine? (It may be the first time) Custard with a strong strong aroma feeling is fun 【Goblin san】 Red grape First transparent soy sauce pineapple feeling of juice and acidity are not so strong So it goes through the throat It's not complicated Soy sauce 【Yuu (female)】 caramel burned sugar apricot with time and delicious cacao chocolate 【TAKEMOTO】 Wheat custard with time Pineapple cocoa rich Sherry from the back but not astringent 【ク リ り ん さ ん】 Kusse butter cream like Ebios tablets and sherry coffee bitter taste of bitter taste with lingering taste from the second half 【TM】 A little soy sauce Coffee good Sherry taste is very good Sherry and fruit and good wheat feeling Dashi soy sauce is good enough 【Girth ー san】 Aroma: Soy sauce potato chips cream Feeling: No complaints! Volume even with delicious water 【Salsaseven】 McCarran? Sherry strong, but I do not feel bad 【げ こ さ ん】 香 香 は カ ラ メ ル っ ぽ い シ ェ リ ー Lightly swallowed the Shaoxing wine fragrance Impression of Shaoxing wine After delicious delicious After a custard http://www.whiskylink.com/?p=16120

  9. Derekyu928 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    【Newyugo san】 scent: coffee cacao sulfur soy sauce flavor: strawberry cherry berry 【2ch people】 Water grape flavor salt latter half Dronax series 【Mr. k67】 Herbal medicine? (It may be the first time) Custard with a strong strong aroma feeling is fun 【Goblin san】 Red grape First transparent soy sauce pineapple feeling of juice and acidity are not so strong So it goes through the throat It's not complicated Soy sauce 【Yuu (female)】 caramel burned sugar apricot with time and delicious cacao chocolate 【TAKEMOTO】 Wheat custard with time Pineapple cocoa rich Sherry from the back but not astringent 【ク リ り ん さ ん】 Kusse butter cream like Ebios tablets and sherry coffee bitter taste of bitter taste with lingering taste from the second half 【TM】 A little soy sauce Coffee good Sherry taste is very good Sherry and fruit and good wheat feeling Dashi soy sauce is good enough 【Girth ー san】 Aroma: Soy sauce potato chips cream Feeling: No complaints! Volume even with delicious water 【Salsaseven】 McCarran? Sherry strong, but I do not feel bad 【げ こ さ ん】 香 香 は カ ラ メ ル っ ぽ い シ ェ リ ー Lightly swallowed the Shaoxing wine fragrance Impression of Shaoxing wine After delicious delicious After a custard http://www.whiskylink.com/?p=16120

  10. tebond968 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tormore 16y 1966, 57%, Samaroli 1982, sherry wood . Tormore? Come on! And then only sixteen-year-old Tormore. Bottled by some obscure Mediterranean bottler!
    Mmm ... I mean hallelujah, this is one of the best sherryneuzen I've ever had! Djéé man, just divine. Terribly complex with the most delicious notes of sweet and candied fruit, figs, nuts, tamari, high-end balsamic vinegar, almonds, honey, marzipan, nougat ... Especially lots of dots. On the taste, all this is supplemented with pistachio and a sublime bitter touch. Juicy, mature oak, nuts and resin, but still a lot of fruit, honey and that great balsamic. Very long finish on the most beautiful sherry tones. I can hardly imagine that better Tormore has ever been bottled. 96/100 http://onversneden.com/2011/12/30/en-dan-was-er-nog-die-kersttasting/

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