Released in 2014, the Tormore 16 sets the bar at a high point, bottling this at 48%, non-chillfiltered. Aged in American oak ex-bourbon barrels, thus imparting rich flavour components such as orange candy, vanilla and a well-balanced, crisp oak character. Overall, a seriously great first release, really putting the distillery on the map of many aficionados including us.
Nose: Virgin oak, nectarine, dried citrus, treacle, and warm barley.
Palate: Sweet malt, slight citrus acid, slight sulphur, earthy funk, floral mint, very milky chocolate, smoke, and some hot paprika.
Finish: Short, milky with syrupy sweetness.
Overall: Deceptively complex. The sulphur adds some interesting earthy strength to an other wise sweet chocolaty affair. The milk notes are particularly unique.