Overall rating
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Calculated age
12 years old
1st Fill Bourbon Barrels
901 & 902
59.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
24/03/17 170490
Added on
19 May 2017 2:24 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 90.90

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15 × member ratings

18 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tormore 2004 GM

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.00 points

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    I do not really have to have it again, but I guess I can not handle it.

    Notes from a blind tasting.
    • Nose
      70 70
      First some smoke, yellow fruit, sweat and dark malt broth. The smoke has fallen sharply after a while, ripe peaches are now surrounded by an unflattering fragrance of hay infusion.
    • Taste
      70 70
      It has an enormous onset, extremely powerful, this is the musty in the mouth continues, with quite strong sweetness, reminiscent of artificial honey.
    • Finish
      76 76
      The finish is then quite straightforward, actually the best thing about the malt.

  2. peatbogger scored this whisky 67 points Specialist

    One word to describe this malt: weird.
    Maybe I could have been able to jack it up a few points if I had a whole bottle to experiment with, but thanks to karloff's sample I don't feel the need to venture there.
    I'm not sure that this would even have been approved by it's creators.
    • Nose
      75 75
      It's fruity, yellow and white, but it's also got a very noticable alc fume at almost 60%.
      The spicy alc is making it hard to pick up much more.
      But there's a sharp note of what I would call urea. OK, pure urea is odorless, but it sounds better than cattle piss.
      I had a neat sip before adding some water.
      Definitely un-chill filtered as the water made it go completely opaque.
      But it made it more approachable.
      Mainly sour salty citric notes emerging.
    • Taste
      65 65
      Smoky, but with a spice and alc attack from the arrival that grow to an almost unpleasant level.
      Neat I get only smouldering heat and dry smoke.
      I must have gone straight to somewhere between karloff's water level 3-4, because what I got after adding water is bland bitter liquorice mixed with stale truffle sauce.
    • Finish
      60 60
      Neat it is just burning dry.
      With water it is still hot, but no longer burning, just sour and borderline nauseating.

  3. karloff scored this whisky 78 points Specialist

    From top to bottom this whisky has been a challenge. Trying to find that sweet spot has been difficult at times but when you find it it's great and other times not so great but never boring. If what you are looking for is to open a bottle pour and enjoy as is, this isn't for you. I expected something more form Tormore. Never mind it was an experience and a difficult one to score.
    • Nose
      79 79
      It says tropical fruits on the bottle, can't argue with that. Also cinder toffee covered in chocolate, blood orange and vanilla. Add water and you get salt, white pepper and white chocolate.
    • Taste
      78 78
      First of all this needs water from the off and it's better for it. Not very often this happens in my own personal experience. Just a little water brings out a smokey note along with those fruit notes. A little bit more water and there is lovely citrus notes and a good mix, orange, lemon, lime and grapefruit. It is still harsh to drink so adding a bit more water tames it a bit more and brings out liquorice and makes it slightly bitter but that's fine as it adds another dimension. A little bit more water brings out the spice but the bitterness turns unpleasant. As you can see different levels of water added brings out different flavours and textures but you loose others It's not layered, the balance is never really there.
    • Finish
      76 76
      The finish all depends on how much water you add. It can be fruity, spicey or bitter. Even woody with white wine vinegar. Also grapefruit or Indian tonic water dryness.


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