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04 Oct 2012

Tormore 1996 (Mo Òr)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Tormore

Tormore, owned by Pernod-Ricard, is one of the younger and fairly low-profile distilleries. This 1996 single cask is part of the Mo Òr Collection.

 

Tormore 1996 (Mo Òr Collection)Tormore 14 yo 1996
(46%, Mo Òr Collection 2011, bourbon hogshead #6868, 500 btl.)

Nose: quite malty (sugared Frosties) and softly perfumed, with a kind of orange blossom / Turkish delight sweetness. Lots of apple juice, even soft tropical notes of mango and pinepple. Vanilla cake. Hints of honey. Mouth: thick and creamy, sweet and candied again. Pineapple cubes, pear juice, mango, mandarin. Some spices like cardamom and cinnamon. Quite biscuity at times, topped with white chocolate and marzipan. A faint hint of wax too. Finish: medium length, still pleasantly fruity with fading spices.

This Tormore 1996 is a simple but curiously creamy and candied dram. Maybe too sweet for some people, but overall rather unique and interesting. € 75.

Score: 86/100

Tormore 1996 (Mo Òr) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2012-10-04

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  • Roberto Sikora: This is really a great, great bottling. One of my favourite Littlemills so far... :-) Thank you, Ruben for this review!
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