TORMORE 15 years old 2002 Cote Rotie Finish 45%
Single Malt Whisky, Scotland / Speyside, 70cl, Ref: 53398
Aged in first fill bourbon casks and ex-Cote Rotie wine casks, Tormore 2002 expresses notes of mandarine, apple pie, rhubarb, melted caramel and juicy fruits (plums, apple, grapefruit) with sweet spices.
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- Appearance : rosé
- Nose : doux. Vanille, prunes mûres, pamplemousse et gingembre.
- Palate : soyeuse et ronde. Crème, tarte aux pommes et framboises, caramel, chêne toasté.
- Overall : longue et fraîche. Chêne, agrumes.
- The brand
Founded in 1958 by the Long John Distillers group, Tormore was the first distillery to be built in the 20th century. Located on a curve in the road as you arrive in Grantown on Spey, it was designed by Sir Albert Richardson. The buildings are now listed. In 2005, it became the property of the Chivas Brothers group (Pernod Ricard) and contributes to the production of numerous blends, including Ballantine’s.
This independent bottler is without a doubt one of the most highly acclaimed in Scotland. It stands out, not for its age (though it is the oldest independent bottler in Scotland), but for its complete mastery of cask ageing. Gordon & MacPhail is the only bottler to have its own casks - carefully chosen for the purpose - filled by the distilleries themselves, instead of simply buying the ones suggested to them by the latter. This allows it to determine, in advance and with great precision, exactly how many years a whisky will need to reach ideal maturation.
Selected by the directors of Gordon & MacPhail, the whiskies that make up the Private Collection all present exceptional quality and character. These rare, vintage single malts are usually from the top distilleries (Caol Ila, Glenlivet, Longmorn etc.), and are presented in very limited, sometimes totally unique bottlings. “Decades” is also part of the Private Collection range; this consists of six bottlings of Glenlivet, one per decade from the 1940s to the 1990s.
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