First launched in 2015, this is a well poised offering from Speyside distillery Tormore.
Tomore, a rather underrated distillery, was constructed in the late 1950’s, to take advantage of the boom in whisky following the Second World War. It makes a lighter style of single malt and has traditionally been associated with the Ballantine’s blends.
This dram has been aged in American oak for 14 years, giving the spirit character and complexity, but ensuring its natural profile is not overwhelmed by the cask.
Tormore 14 serves up flavours of sweet raspberry and cherry, soft apple, pear and lemon rind, a little vanilla, malt, cream, toffee, buttery oak and peppery spice.
A classic Speysider, simple yet satisfying, this would make a great daily drinker.