At the end of 2019 I hosted a tasting and my buddy Manny turned up as well. Manny never turns up without something to taste of his own. After the tasting opened up this Tormore 1992 that was bottled for the Dutch shop Van Zuylen by WhiskyBroker. A few weeks later, he even gave me the bottle with a few drams left.
Powerful and floral nose on green wood, barley sugars and apricots. Some honey and apple juice in the back, along with some almond shavings. Vanilla and ginger. Very easygoing, but quite lovely because of that.
The arrival is surprisingly powerful with again sweet malt and apricots, while the almonds turn into slighty bitter chestnuts. The floral note returns. Some oat meal. Or is that seminola? Some nougat. Very balanced.
The finish is medium long and somewhat perfumy, giving it a feminine touch (if you can say that of a whisky… note so self: sure you can!).
Tormore is a distillery that does not appear on my scope to often, I must admit.