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I am not very experienced when it comes to Tormore, having only tried two so far. An old official 10 Year Old that was disappointing and a wonderful sherry matured 24 Year Old from Malts of Scotland. This release by That Boutique-y Whisky Company has no age statement, the trademark of the bottler. Personally I think Tormore is one of the most beautiful distilleries in Scotland, but that says nothing about the contents of this little bottle that will set you back some 86 EUR.
The nose is sweet, but also very herbal. All kinds of grasses and garden herbs. Spearmint and ginger stand out. Hints of vanilla and gooseberries. Apple. Frosties. Ale. Well, let us call is malt. Ginger Ale. Light touches of Syrop de Liège (dark pear syrup). Not bad, but not grand either. Seems pretty young.
It is spicy and creamy on the palate. Woodspices, mostly nutmeg and even some salt and pepper. Besides the apple (including the skin this time) I also get some coconut milk and something that reminds me of a banana smoothie. Apricots in syrup. The pepper becomes pretty loud, while the mint keeps it fresh.
The finish is medium long and fruity, but stays very spicy.
Not bad, but a bit too piquant to my taste. Still available, but not cheap.