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2011 Lady of the Glen Tormore Single Cask #800006 10 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
Founded in 1958 overlooking the river Spey, Tormore is another Pernod Ricard distillery that's off most people's radars with few official bottlings, let alone cask strength releases. The aroma here is youthful, sprightly, zesty then fruity: Spiced pears, quince paste and apple cider are complexed by light vanilla and a discreet 'greeness' (white pepper or new oak?) Eminently drinkable uncut, this is creamy and laden with the same notes found on the nose plus a perfect dash of cinnamon and zippy spice. Thankfully, no sweet finishing was applied to obscure the distillery character, just a faultless bourbon cask at play. 54.6% Alc./Vol. 258 bottles from a refill barrel. Non chill filtered.
Notes from the bottlers... Nose: A bright and fresh breakfast style whisky with notes of toasted bread, white peach, vanilla and pink grapefruit. There’s also a slight salt tang suggesting nots of cashew nuts and honeydew melon. Palate: The first taste is quite sweet with vanilla wafers, dried apple skins and white chocolate. This then evolves to spiced orchard fruit and a toasted oak character. There is also a hint of smoke that leads the mind to think of an earthy, woody spice feeling. Finish: Short but very clean and refreshing. Orange barley sugar sweets, dried banana and a desiccated coconut character. The toasted bread note returns but this time spread with lemon curd and orange marmalade.