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My first Tormore! This is an older bottling from the days in which Long John Distillers still put Tormore-Glenlivet on the label, as well as the term Pure Highland Malt (which was later replaced with Pure Speyside Malt). I got the sample from a whisky buddy in Palermo, Sicily (thanks, Luca).
The nose is very light and malty. I am reminded of Frosties, the sugared breakfast cereals. A bit of white fruit (apple and pear), a little vanilla, a little caramel, a little honey. Hints of lager beer too. Better yet, iced tea. After a few moments, some more fruit emerges. Mango, maybe? But it takes effort.
The attack is watery, to say the least. And that is a shame. Again a little of everything (fruit, vanilla, honey, spices), but mostly barley sugar. Rather simple.
The finish is fairly long, completely on caramel and honey.
This is a very, very docile and easy drinking whisky. A lightweight, clearly created for the blenders. But there is nothing wrong with that, since it is flawless.