Firstly, a big apology for the lateness of this months offering. We’ve had enough emails asking about July’s offer that we know the members are thirsty! A late arrival of the boat carrying this months treasure has been the cause. On the up-side – we are super happy to report that this months Tormore Cote Rotie is very much worth the wait. Not only is it a fantastic whisky – it’s also very rare. Only 4000 bottles have been produced of this tasty drop! So, without any further ado – we are absolutely delighted to be able to offer the ‘Tormore Cote Rotie Finish’ as this months ‘Malt of the Month’.
The bronze hue has come from the red wine that had previously been stored in the barrels.
Aromas of fresh grapes and sultanas, floor polish, bacon. Closer to a Brandy or Congac. Surprising subdued, considering Viognier’s (one of the grape varietals used in Cote Rotie) reputation.
Flavours smack you in the mouth. A rich and intense flavour hit on the palate. Initially honey. Shiraz, leather, flowers from the Viognier. So many flavour bombarding the pallet, peaches, apricots, molasses, tar.
The finish is fresh jonquils enveloping the nose, and pallet. Not too drying.
Absolutely brilliant! A huge Speysider! The only sad part is there are only 4000 in the world.