Master of Malt continue to release some high quality single cask whiskies. This time we’re delighted to review a whisky from Tormore. Matured for 28 years, this whisky still comes out at a whopping 60.2% – impressive stuff!
My first reaction to the nose was ‘oooh! I was hit with a massive orange burst – like being tangoed but much, much nicer. This mellowed slightly into more of a chocolate orange type sensation before I detected traces of fresh vanilla pods amongst the rest of the sweet and creamy notes. The nose is quite frankly superb, there is so much going on to enjoy.
The palate more than lived up to expectations. Once I had negotiated the high alcohol introduction I found it to be a fragrant dram with lots of orange zest. Water softened it and changed the spirits characteristics allowing it to reveal a sweeter side reminiscent of raspberry and cream candy sweets with a plum topping. The chocolate faded over time in the long finish of this Tormore, allowing the taste of red berries to linger right at the death.
This is a delightful whisky from an underexposed distillery – kudos to Master of Malt for bottling another great dram!