Dewar Rattray Tormore Tasting Notes

Posted: June 10, 2014 in Scotch Whisky H-Z, Tormore

Dewar Rattray Tormore 1995 (18 year old) 49.8%

Refill Sherry(?) cask 20092/ Dist: 1995 Btl: 2014/ Tasted: Jan 2014

A lovely nose if dense barley and a touch of refill sherry richness. Hints of garden peas, lime, apricot and butter vanillins. With time the butteriness develops and becomes quite toffee’d – butter toffee and shortbread.

The palate is luscious and creamy. Light straw-like white fruit with hints of violets and rose petals. Lightly oaked but the tannins and alcohol dries, but the toffee holds. It finishes with a crisp fresh, herbal note as the spirit finally casts off the oak.

A drop of water emphasises the oils on the nose, but makes the palate a little watery, but it dies bring out the dusty/ earthy spices.

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