Tormore is oft-times the first distillery you’ll drive past on the A95 as you head from Inverness down to Speyside on the Malt Whisky Trail. Time and time again I’ve watched the unmistakable, imposing distillery frontage zip past, and time and time again I’ve wished it was open for visiting. There’s more than a few Speyside distilleries on my must visit, but can’t visit list – Dailuane, Glentauchers, Craigellachie (which is sitting literally behind the house that I’m currently staying in) – but Tormore has an incredible allure and uniqueness that I find hard to shake.
Over to Speyside for an uncommon Tormore that has spent 10 months maturing in an ex-Islay (peated) cask following an initial 10 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead. Delivered at 57.1% ABV and available from The Whisky Exchange for £63.95.
Spice fans ahoy! Is Watt Whisky’s rye barrel finish (14 months) the piquant dram you’re looking for? An outturn of 222 bottles and an ABV of 59.2% is what you’re looking at for this 2010 12 year old Tormore. Still available from The Whisky Exchange for £72.95.
Two 1st fill ex-bourbon barrels aged for 31 years make up this mini-vatted edition of 422 bottles. Delivered at 53% ABV and with a 50s/60s style label that you know can only be genuine! Still available from Master of Malt for £224.95.
The last Society Tormore was a venerable 25 year old – this one comes in at the other end of the maturity scale – 7 years in a 1st fill ex-bourbon barrel. View on SMWS
Youthful Tormore distilled in May of 2009 and matured in a 1st fill ex-bourbon barrel for 8 years. Sweet, Fruity & Mellow profile.
Distilled in 2008, this Tormore has been matured in a 1st fill ex-bourbon barrel for 9 years. Juicy, Oak & Vanilla profile.
A single cask Tormore from The Single Cask. Filled in June 1995, this has been matured in a sherry hogshead (20095A) for 23 years before being bottled at 50.8% ABV. A bottle will set you back £140.95 from Master of Malt.