Amazingly enough Tormore is a distillery I’ve never written about. This Speyside distillery was built in 1958 and sits on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park. This 14-Year 2002 expression is a part of the Gordon & MacPhail Private collection.
By now, I am sure you’ve heard of Gordon & MacPhail but if not, you can on a previous Gordon & MacPhail blog where I talk more about them. For this release, Gordon & MacPhail finished the bottling in Côte Rôtie casks. Côte Rôtie is a Rhône wine in the northern region of France.
Nose: fruit, berries and citrus
Palate: orange, berries, chocolate and sweet caramel
Finish: sweet, oak and spices
This is a wonderfully constructed whisky. It’s balanced and all the notes harmoniously work well together. The finishing of the 2002 Tormore in Côte Rôtie casks was brilliant. It gives it a new level of complexity and brings out a completely different layer to the original whisky. I am always in awe of how Gordon & MacPhail has always been able to elevate a whisky and I think they were extremely successful in this instance.
I love this whisky! I think it’s deliciously and very worth trying if you come across it. It’s a light whisky with a good amount of bite that is very enjoyable.
Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.