The impressive grounds of the Tormore Distillery are located in the heart of Speyside, nestled on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park, home to some of Britain’s highest mountains as well as its largest native forests. These mountains give Tormore its name, it being taken from the Gaelic Torra Mhòir, meaning ‘the big hill’. It is one of the younger Scottish distilleries, the distillery construction began in 1958 and was completed in 1960. It was the first new distillery to be built in the country in the 20th century. Designed by Sir Albert Richardson for Long John International, it is a listed building, and one of the most architecturally striking distilleries. The building is made of granite, has copper rotors and a clock which plays 4 different Scottish songs each quarter of an hour. In 1972, the distillery was expanded from four to eight stills. These were converted to be heated by wood chips in 1984, a by-product of the area’s forestry. Tormore is owned by Pernod-Ricard.
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700 ml, 43% abv, Scotland (Speyside)Tormore 14 Year Old is a light, fruity single malt with a smooth character. The smoothness derives from the purity of the water that is used during distillation. The nose is sweet with a hint of spice, followed by creamy toffee and vanilla undertones on the palate, which ultimately gives way to a long and subtle peppery finish. Tormore 14 year old is produced in small batches by Master Distiller Neal Corbett and is matured in ex-Bourbon American Oak casks. It perfectly showcases the signature style of Tormore Distillery Single Malt Whisky, light, elegant and a creamy character.
"Long and sweet with a spicy tang"
700 ml, 45% abv, Scotland (Speyside)A limited edition as part of Gordon & Macphail's 'Private Collection' bottlings in 2017. First fill bourbon finished in Côte-Rôtie wine casks
"red liquorice, candied orange peel and a rich toffee finished with hazelnuts...with water there’s a hint of rusty nail"
700ml, 48.0% abv, Scotland (Speyside)Tormore 16 Year Old is a rich single malt with dense fruit and vanilla notes. Your palate will discover Tormore’s signature smooth sweetness, which arises from the crystalline water used during distillation, accompanied by fruit flavours. The finish is notably long, smooth and slightly dry. Produced in limited quantities from a few,carefully selected American Oak casks. This rare expression is non-chilled filtered. This method creates a fuller body and richer texture.
700 ml, 61.2% abv, Scotland (Speyside)Bottled by Gordon & Macphail at natural cask strength and colour directly from oak casks without chill filtering. The label on each bottle indicates the cask number and the bottling date, along with the distillation year and strength. 1st fill ex-Bourbon barrels.
"Peppery and spicy with rich zesty orange, apple and raspberry flavours are complemented by milk chocolate. Peppermint develops on the finish"