By: David Othenin-Girard
K&L Staff Member
This is the first Tormore we've had in the shop in over a decade and it's a wonderful example of this ultra fresh and light style. The perfect summer malt, and it loves water. For anyone that's driven around Speyside, you'd recognize the incredibly beautiful grounds and stunning copper roofs of this rare little distillery. It's not small production, but Chivas lets very little out as it's a base malt for many of their blends. This light fresh style is exactly what you want on a hot summers night or even GASP over ice. The nose starts strong note of black tea, fresh gravel and peaches. A pointed oakiness develops as we go deeper, fresh pencil shavings, dark roasted malt, lanolin - a slight dusty note. With a nice dollop of water the edginess falls away leaving wonderful pithy citrus, stone fruit skins, sweet malt. The tiniest hint of peat doesn't show it's self until the spirit hits the palate. This plays perfectly off the super sweet malt and round fruit. An easy soft let down on the back end. This is real drinkers malt and loves water, so it should be consumed with that in mind.