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06 Jul 2013

Tormore 1984 (Archives)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Tormore

There is a new batch of Archives releases, featuring new, attractive labels nicknamed The Fishes of Samoa after a book that was published over 100 years ago. Apparently they will take inspiration for their labels from scientific books and references to historic archives of the world. The labels were even printed on a historic press. Very consistent marketing guys!

There’s a Bunnahabhain 1973 and an undisclosed Speyside 1995 but we’ll start with this Tormore 1984.


Tormore 1984 ArchivesTormore 29 yo 1984 (51%, Archives ‘The Fishes of Samoa’ 2013, barrel #3669, 90 btl.)

Nose: fruity sweetness with plenty of oranges, as well as apples, pineapples and other citrus fruits, mainly pink grapefruit. Fresh, with nice aromatic bergamot notes, and coated with hints of marshmallows. Some vanilla and white chocolate. Soft ginger, pepper and new oak. Mouth: still fruity (orange, apple and pineapple) but definitely more spices now, mainly nutmeg and pepper. Even a little mustard heat before slowing down to chocolate notes. Finish: medium long, lingering fruits and still this generous spicy kick.

A nicely unique Tormore with a big fruity side but also strong wood spices. Around € 145, available from the Whiskybase shop.

Score: 88/100

Tormore 1984 (Archives) 4 Ruben Luyten 2013-07-06



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