Tormore 1988 15 Year Old Batch 1 Cask Strength Edition by Chivas Brothers (50cl, 57.4%) ***sold***
This limited edition bottling was distilled in 1998 and aged for 15 years before being bottled in June 2014 at cask strength. Part of a series of exclusive releases, available only from Chivas Brothers distilleries.
Tormore is one of Speyside's most aesthetically pleasing distilleries, designed in 1959 by Sir Albert Richardson (then president of the Royal Academy). It was built by the Schenley company in order to provide malt for their Long John blends. Despite this, its single malt has been bottled by all of its owners over the years, including as part of the short-lived Caledonian Malts range from Allied Distillers, alongside Laphroaig and Glendronach. Despite this, distillery bottlings are still something of a rarity, and independent releases like this tend to be the most accessible.
Chivas Brothers have created a Distillery Reserve series and a special Cask Strength range uniquely available at distillery visitor centres. The expressions are bottled at cask strength to offer the enthusiast something different from the core range bottlings usually offered by Chivas Brothers: a special reward for fans prepared to make the pilgrimage.