This spirit was distilled in 1996 behind the magnificent and classified facade of the Tormore distillery. Van Wees, a Dutch indie bottler, bought this cask at Gordon & Macphail. After slumbering for 18 years in a refill bourbon cask, it was cut to 46% and bottled. Succulent and honeysweet nose on toffee, vanilla and white orchard fruit. Sirop de Liège. Hint of white chocolate. Apple sauce. Hint of potato peels and even some autumn leafs. I quite like it. It is less sweet on the palate, but rather spicy and green, if you know what I mean. All kinds of garden herbs, but also pepper from the mill and ginger before the apples cick in. I get some pineapple and grapefruit as well. Litchi wine, like I sometimes order in a Chinese restaurant. Not unpleasant. The finish is long and remains sweet with a peppery bit at the death. Well, I could have done a lot worse in my tenth encounter with Tormore.