Tormore distillery was built in 1958-1960, in times when Scotch whisky was enjoying growing popularity.
The distillery was designed by Sir Albert Richardson, president of the Royal Academy, and its architectural features include a belfry, fountain, curling lake and a musical clock that plays a Scottish song every 15 minutes. After recent upgrades Tormore produces 4.4 million liters of spirit with the vast majority going into blends. Since 2005 the distillery has been part of Chivas Bros. and supplies malt mainly to Long John and Ballantine’s brands. The 10 years old expression presented here was bottled in the 1990s. Its label features a watercolor painting of the distillery commissioned by previous owners.
Nose: malty and waxy, caramel, toffee, cornflakes, faint notes of hay and linseed oil, fading hints of smoke and moist cardboard.
Palate: malty and slightly nutty, porridge, caramel, honey, touch of hay, apples, gooseberries, traces of green tea and oak.
Finish: medium long, malty and nutty with touches of hay and oak.