First up in our selected set was the Tormore 10 year.
This Speyside whisky was a distillery bottling from the mid 1970s… yup you read that correctly, nearly half a century years ago.
For a distillery that only opened in 1958, for a time there were relatively few bottlings to be found – official or otherwise.
However that has changed more recently with a new set of official 14 and 16 year bottlings and select releases of rare older ones like this one.
For example, this particular bottle would set you back a mere £250 – if you can find it.
Tormore 10 year “Pure Highland Malt” 43%
- Nose – Rich sherry rum raisins in a very classic style
- Palate – Super smooth
- Finish – Finally a proper finish!
It was an enjoyable start to our sampling of rare and exclusive drams.
Other whiskies sampled in the Collector’s Room included:
- Tormore 10 year 43% (1970s OB) – this post
- Linkwood 25 year 40% (G&MP)
- Bruichladdich 15 year (1965) 52% & Bruichladdich 10 year 58% (1970s OB)
- Karuizawa 12 year (1999) 58.9%
PS This whisky came compliments of my Whisky Live Singapore traveling companion – you know who you are and you know how much I appreciated experiencing these discoveries together!
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