This is another nice joint bottling between the German The Whisky Agence on the one hand and the Japanese Three Rivers Tokyo on the other. It is a Tormore that matured for a quarter of a century. The nose is rather austere, if that makes sense. A lot of malt sugars and cereals, some white fruit but especially mineral and herbal notes that demand attention. A banana peel on a slate and a lemon on a bed of ferns – I can hardly describe it any other way. And no, I'm not devastated. The body is okay-ish. Light yet creamy. Now the malt is sweet on vanilla, wine gums and some candied orange, while ginger and nutmeg do their bit in terms of spiciness. This already tastes much better than the nose promised, so that is not too bad. There is also a bitterness in it as if I have bitten on a grape seed. Midpalate it becomes gently dry. The finish, on the other hand, is long, sweet, spicy and satisfying. Far from bad, but I had much higher expectations of this I must confess.