We’ve got an absolute beast of a bourbon aged Speyside whisky ready for May. This month we are featuring a Tormore 13 year old as our ‘Malt of the Month’.
The Tormore 13 year old is one of Gordon and MacPhail’s brand new ‘Discovery’ range. Each expression in this range is aged to highlight a particular flavour profile – Sherry, Smokey or Bourbon. This months malt pays homage to ‘Bourbon’ with an 13yo year old non-peated spirit from Speyside distillery Tormore.
The Nose is instantly all you would expect from American oak. A big vanilla cloud enveloping a cornucopia of summer fruit. There’s citrus, melon, pineapple, a merange type sweetness and is that coconut-rough in there too?
On the palate it’s a very light and crisp mouthfeel with no oilyness. Apricot, apple pie, milk arrowroot biscuit with honey, citrus zest and, of course, vanilla. Some chocolate and oakey undertones as well.
And the finish is quite dry, leaving the mouth feeling clean with just a pleasant amount of heat to see it out.
All in all it does exactly what it sets out to do – give a textbook example of American oak aged whisky. No surprises. Exactly what it says on the bottle. If you like a bourbon aged whisky – you’ll like this whisky.