INFO LAST BOTTLE AND EMPTY SINGLE CASK SCOTCH MALT WHISKY Date distilled May 86 Date bottled Oct 00 Society Cask No. code: 105.6 Outturn 220 bottles The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh 'Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde'.
11 years old
43 % THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY SELECTION Distilled 11/5/89 Matured in a Sherry butt Butt no. 920259 Bottled 13/11/2000 Genummerde flessen The Ultimate Whisky Company, N.L.
10 years old
43 % The Famous Tormore Chimes The Tormore Distillery, Advie, Moray
12 years old
43 % LAST BOTTLE AND EMPTY The Famous Tormore Chimes The Tormore Distillery, Advie, Moray
Over 10 years old
43 % THE McGIBBON's PROVENANCE SPRING DISTILLATION Distilled Spring 1990 Bottled Autumn 2000 No Colouring Not Chill Filtered Douglas McGibbon & Co, Ltd, Glasgow
Aged 15 years
50 % THE OLD MALT CASK 50o Single Cask Bottling Distilled 1985 December Bottled 2001 March 222 Bottles No Colouring Douglas Laing & Co, Ltd, Glasgow
Aged 15 years
46 % SPECIAL DISTILLERY BOTTLING Allied Distillers Ltd., Dumbarton
25 years old
55. 8 %
INFO SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY FROM A SINGLE CASK Society Single Cask No. 105.12 Distilled Sept. 1983 Cask type 1st Fill Sherry Hogshead / Ex Sherry 1 of 338 bottles The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh "Spooky !"
26 years old
INFO SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY FROM A SINGLE CASK Distilled September 1983 Cask Type: Sherry Hogshead 1 of 330 bottles Society Single Cask No: 105.14 The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh "A sweet song with deeper resonances"
INFO 1 9 9 7 Distilled CONNOISSEURS CHOICE Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky from Tormore Distillery Bottled 2012 Natural Colour Non Chill Filtered Specially selected, produced and bottled by Gordon & Macphail, Elgin
INFO Established 1958 15 years
46 % CONNOISSEURS CHOICE Single Malt Scotch Whisky Speyside Distilled 1997 Matured in 1st fill Bourbon Barrels Bottled 2012 Natural Colour Non Chill Filtered Specially Selected, produced and Bottled by
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin
TORMORE 26 years
46 % THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY Speyside Single Malt Distilled: 29/11/88 Matured in a Refill Butt Bottled: 02/09/15 477 Numbered Bottles Natural Colour Non Chillfiltration Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company.NL.
INFO Aged 14 years
43 % Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky Full Bodied - Rich Flavour - American Oak Batch No: A 1508 Tormore Distillery, Grantown - on - Spey, Moray
1 9 8 8
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Matured in a Refill Butt
Cask no: 15331
Bottle no: 534
The Ultimate Single malt Scotch Whisky Company.NL
Speyside THE TORMORE (1960)
Advie, Grantown . on - Spey. Licentiehouder: The Tormore Distillery. Het eigendom van Caledonian Malt Distillers Ltd. Onderdeel van Allied Distillers Ltd, eigendom van Allied Domecq.
The Tormore, waarvan de bouw werd gestart in 1958 en werd voltooid in 1960, naar een ontwerp van Sir Albert Richardson van de Royal Academy, was de eerste volledig nieuwe distilleerderij die in de Schotse Hooglanden werd gebouwd in deze eeuw.
Opdrachtgever was Seager, Evans & Co, Ltd, dat zijn naam in 1971 veranderde in Long John International.
Long John werd overgenomen door Schenley Industries Inc uit de Verenigde Staten tijdens de bouw van The Tormore.
In 1972 wordt het aantal ketels verdubbeld.
In 1975 wordt Long John overgenomen door de bierbrouwers Whitbread.
In 1990 wordt Allied de eigenaar.
Schitterende gebouwde distilleerderij met waterpartijen, klokkentoren met een carillon dat elk uur 'Highland Laddie' speelt, en huizen gebouwd voor de medewerkers, in dezelfde stijl als de distilleerderij.
Het water komt van de Advockie Burn die van Loch - an - Oir (water van goud) zijn water krijgt.
The Tormore heeft vier ketels, een eigen kuiperij en de gerst wordt licht geturf rookt, terwijl de gebruikte lagervaten hoofdzakelijk uit gebruikte Bourbon vaten bestaan. Een kleiner gedeelte van de whisky wordt gelagerd in nieuwe sherry vaten.
Het water komt van Achvochkie Burn. De Mash tun is 10 ton. De acht Wash backs hebben elk een inhoud van 48.600 liter. De vier Wash stills zijn elk 12.150 liter, de vier Spirit stills elk 8621 liter groot. De ketels worden met stoom verhit, opgewekt door een met oliegestookte boiler. De capaciteit is 2.000.000 liter spirit per jaar.
2003: The Tormore gaat deel uitmaken van de Malt Heritage Collection van Allied Distillers, samen met Glendronach, Laphroaig en Scapa.
2004 De woonhuizen van de distilleerderij medewerkers worden te koop aangeboden. Ze moeten tenminste E 550.000 opbrengen.
THE TORMORE In Gaelic: "big hill"
Architect: Sir Albert Richardson
The Tormore was build for a 500.00 Pound
First spirit distilled 18 October 1959
Two pairs of stills Officially opening on 7 October 1960 Two more stills installed in 1972 4 Wash stills each 12.125 litres 4 Spirit stills each 8000 litres Most whisky is aged in first fill ex - Bourbon Barrels
The whisky goes into Ballantines and Chivas blends
The first single malt was bottled as a 10 years old,
in Allied times the single malt whisky was sold as a 15 years old and since 2004
The Tormore is bottled as a 12 years old single malt whisky
The malt is unpeated - Optic, Propino, Concerto, Oxbridge Full - lauter mashtun 10.4 tonnes per mash Fermentation: 11 stainless steel washbacks each 48.500 litres during 57 hour and 72 hours
Capacity: 4.6.000.000 litres of spirit Whitbread Ltd acquired Long John International Allied Lyons, later named Allied Domecq was owner and in 2005 The Tormore was
bought by Chivas Brothers Ltd a subsidiary of Pernod Ricard
The long standing Connoisseurs Choice range is bottled by
the family owned firm of Gordon & MacPhail, custodian to some of the world's finest and rarest Single Malts
Tormore Distillery was founded in 1958 and was the first distillery built in Speyside in the 20th century. Tormore was intended to be a "showpiece" and it has many ornate features
Surrounded by a fragrant pine forest and a fast flowing river, Tormore Distillery is found deep in the heart of Speyside.
Named after The Gaelic words 'Torra Mhor' meaning Big Hill, The Distillery overlooks the Valley below, its majestic archictecture visible from miles around.
In keeping with the slow pace of life in this remote part of the Cairngorms, Tormore Distillery's whisky takes time to reach the perfect peak of maturation. While the spirit rests for 14 years in American Oak casks, it is imbued with a delicate sweetness and refreshing fruitiness. The perfect balance of flavour reflects the harmony of nature in the forests and fields around the Distillery.
This rare edition is produced in small batches by Master Distiller Trevor Buckley and perfectly showcases the Signature Style of Tormore Distillery Single Malt Whisky
Two crescents of whitewashed houses (which formerly housed the distillery workforce) sit on either side of a grand, palatial building which has been variously described as looking like a Baltic hydropathic hotel and a power station.
This was another distillery which was built to capitalise on whisky’s growth in the late 1950s and early 60s.
Since its opening, the number of stills has doubled from four to eight. All have purifiers attached which helps with lightening the spirit which also has a notably firm edge to it when mature.
Although it began to be bottled as a single malt soon after it became part of the Chivas Brothers portfolio, it has never received significant backing, although two bottlings specifically for the French market in 2014 suggest that this may change.
Construction began in 1959 (Tormore began to distil in 1961) to the design of Sir Albert Richardson, then president of the Royal Academy. At that time Tormore was part of Long John Distillers and its make was used mostly in the firm’s eponymous blends that were major sellers in North America. It is now one of the malts used in Ballantine’s, an association which dates back to when the Long John stable was bought by Allied Distillers in 1989. Tormore (and Ballantine’s) is now part of Chivas Brothers (Pernod Ricard).
Schenley International, owner of Long John, begins
construction of Tormore distillery
Distillation begins at Tormore
Tormore's stills are extended from four to eight
Long John and its distilleries are sold to brewer Whitbread
Allied Distillers (later Allied Domecq) purchases the
spirits division of Whitbread, including Tormore
Tormore 12 Year Old is released
Pernod Ricard (Chivas Brothers) takes over the distillery
following its acquisition of Allied Domecq
Tormore completes installation of shared gas pipe with
The Glenlivet, Cragganmore and Tomintoul
In the same year, Tormore 12 Year Old is replaced by
14- and 16-year-old bottlings
CAPACITY (MLPA) i
CONDENSER TYPE i
Wash - heat recovery condensers and sub coolers.
Spirit - condensers
FERMENTATION TIME i
FILLING STRENGTH i
GRIST WEIGHT (T) i
HEAT SOURCE i
Wash - external steam heaters with thermo compressors.
Spirit - internal steam coils
MALT SPECIFICATION i
MALT SUPPLIER i
Various: Propino, Optic, Concerto and Oxbridge
MASH TUN TYPE i
NEW-MAKE STRENGTH i
SPIRIT STILL CHARGE (L) i
SPIRIT STILL SHAPE i
Traditional pot coal fired shape, into an Ogee
and flanged head with purifier
8 (4 wash, 4 spirit)
WASH STILL CHARGE (L) i
WASH STILL SHAPE i
Traditional pot coal fired shape, into an Ogee
and flanged head with purifier
WASHBACK SIZE (L) i
WASHBACK TYPE i
WATER SOURCE i
The Achvochkie Burn
WORT CLARITY i
YEAST TYPE i
2005 - present
Chivas Brothers Holdings
1994 - 2005
1989 - 1994
Whitbread & Co
1975 - 1989
1959 - 1975
Tormore Distillery (1995) 60.1% ABV
Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice Collection November 2018
Colour: Dark gold
Distilled: Wednesday, 14 June, 1995
Bottled: Wednesday, 5 September, 2018
Years old: 23
Cask No.: 5383
Cask Type: First fill Sherry butt
Outturn: 615 bottles
Connoisseurs Choice Tasting Notes :
Aroma: Sweet initially with stewed plum, sultana, and demerara sugar. Herbal notes develop and mature into aromas of pine needles and sage. Ground almond and cocoa powder notes add a layered depth.
Taste: Flavours of a fruit and nut chocolate bar mix with those of rum and raisin ice cream. Hints of dark chocolate develop; sweet and tangy stewed rhubarb highlights remain.
Personal tasting notes Official sample provided by Gordon & MacPhail
Nose: Initial sweet sherry infused stewed fruits with herbal notes of fennel and sage. In the background, notes of dark chocolate with almonds and cinnamon provide depth with just a whiff of smoke.
Taste: Creamy dark chocolate flavours reign, featuring hints of vine fruit and mixed nuts. The sweetness of additional sticky toffee pudding elements are cut by acidic stewed rhubarb notes.
Finish: Lingering sherry elements with a fresh, cool minty aftertaste.
A little underwhelming. Palatable but the sherried notes over dominate.
US-based liquor giant that held significant Scotch interests during the 20th century.
Schenley industries was one of the largest liquor groups operating out of the US during the 20th century, with significant interests in Bourbon, American and Canadian whisky, gin and vodka.
In Scotch terms, Schenley was responsible for the construction of Kinclaith and Tormore malt distilleries, and – through its English subsidiary Seager Evans & Co – also once owned Laphroaig distillery and Long John blended Scotch. As well as owning several distilleries and blending companies through Seager Evans, it also distributed many of the Scotch and gin brands belonging to the DCL in the US, including Dewar’s and Gordons.
Schenley’s New York headquarters once occupied five floors of the Empire State building, which with over 800 employees made it the largest employer in residence.
Schenley Industries was founded in the 1920s, when Lewis Rosential purchased a group of distilleries, including one in Schenley, Pennsylvania that had a license to produce whisky for medicinal purposes during Prohibition – one of only six in the country to do so. Acting on the advice of Sir Winston Churchill, whom he met during a visit to the French Riviera in 1922, Rosential purchased large whisky inventories in preparation for the end of Prohibition.
When Repeal came in 1933, Rosential incorporated Schenley Distillers Company, which grew rapidly to become one of the largest liquor businesses in the US. It obtained the rights to distribute DCL’s Dewar’s in the US, with the blended Scotch allegedly contributing half of Schenley’s profits.
The business was renamed Schenley Industries in 1949 and became a public company shortly afterward.
With Scotch whisky so vibrant in the US during the 50s – it took on the bulk of exports after the war – American ownership of Scotch interests abounded. Publicker Industries established Inver House Distillers; Hiram Walker made acquisitions of Scapa, Glencadam and Pulteney distilleries; while Seagram, which bought Chivas Brothers following the war, picked up Strathisla and Glen Keith.
In 1956 Schenley purchased London’s Seager Evans & Co., at that time owner of the Strathclyde grain distillery in Glasgow, Glenugie malt distillery in Peterhead, and the Long John blended Scotch whisky brand.
Under Schenley, Seager Evans opened the Kinclaith malt distillery within Strathclyde, Laphroaig on Islay and Plymouth Gin distillery. It built Tormore in Moray, and acquired blender Gordon & Graham of Aberdeen (owner of Black Bottle) and Stanley Holt & Son, which had one of the largest stocks of maturing whisky in England.
Rosential sold his controlling interest in Schenley to the Glen Alden Corporation in 1968, and resigned from the company. Glen Alden was purchased by Rapid American in 1972 but, owing to US monopolies legislation, was required to divest some of its liquor interests.
In 1975 Seager Evans & Co – which controlled all of Schenley’s Scotch assets – was sold to British brewer Whitbread and later renamed Long John International.
Meanwhile, Rapid American’s CEO, Meshulam ‘Rik’ Riklis was caught up over allegations of share price fixing during Guinness’ infamous takeover of Distillers Company Ltd in 1986. The following year Guinness also acquired Schenley industries from Riklis