Distillery

Tormore

About the distillery

A Spey Sidey Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery, built in 1958-1960 to the design of the highly regarded architect Sir Albert Richardson (Once president of the Royal Academy). Sir Albert Richardson (1880-1964) was one of the leading architects of his time in Britain, and was awarded the Royal Gold Medal for Architecture. Tormore was the first new distillery built in Scotland during the post-World War II Scotch boom.

A Spey Sidey Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery, builtin 1958-1960 to the design of the highly regardedarchitect Sir Albert Richardson (Once president of theRoyal Academy). Sir Albert Richardson (1880-1964)was one of the leading architects of his time in Britain,and was awarded the Royal Gold Medal for Architecture.Tormore was the first new distillery built in Scotlandduring the post-World War II Scotch boom.

The beauty and uniqueness of its architectural designwere recognized in 1986 when the distillery wasgranted listed building status, despite being less than30 years old. Defined as State of the Art, Tormore isone of the most architecturally striking distilleries. Thebuilding is made of granite, has copper rotors and aclock which plays four different Scottish songs everyquarter of an hour.

The distillery was built for Long John International andwas absorbed by Whitebread Co in 1975, and thenacquired by Allied Distillers Ltd the saem year. Nowcontrolled by Pernod- Ricard after they acquired AlliedDomecq in 2005.

Pernod-Richard who own over 51 alcohol brands such asChivas Whisky, Jameson Irish whisky, Absolute Vodka,Malibu and Perrier- Jouet to name a few.

Majority of the whisky is used as a blend for the ChivasBrand and only available in limited amounts as a singlemalt. They used to only bottle as a 12 year old but only at14 and 16 years old following an expansion capacity in2012.

There are many examples you can find online ofindependent bottlers using this brand. The whisky isdescribed as “A smooth, nutty whisky which sometimeshas a pear-like or melony character.

  • Capacity – 5 Million Litres Per Annum
  • Mash Tun Type – Full Lauter
  • Spirit Still Shape -Traditional pot coal fired shape,into an Ogee and flanged head with purifier
  • Condenser Type – Wash – heat recoverycondensers and sub coolers. Spirit – condensers
  • Heat Source – Wash – external steam heaters withthermo compressors. Spirit – internal steam coils
  • Washbacks – 11
  • Yeast Type – Mauri Cream
  • Water Source -The Achvochkie Burn

At auction a 10 year old 1970’s Tormore sold for £450.

The hidden gem.

£9 billion turnover
£1.5 billion profit 

Pernod Ricard are serious owners, serious investors and this is a seriously investable whisky.

Pernod are not throwing money at this distillery for any other reason than to make profit and If they make profit then you do to.

A bottle of 22 year old Tormore retails at £128.

Based on this information, if you were to hold your cask for 20 years or more, rather than 10, the return will be considerably more.

Current Bottle Prices

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£425

AUTHORS' SERIES TORMORE 1988 30 YEAR OLD - CHARLES BAUDELAIRE - 70CL / 43% ABV

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£400

AUTHORS' SERIES TORMORE 1988 FREDERICK DOUGLASS - 70CL / 54.1% ABV / SPEYSIDE

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£450

TORMORE 10 YEAR OLD / BOT.1970S SPEYSIDE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY - 75CL / 43%

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"Pernod Ricard are serious owners, seriousinvestors and this is a seriously investable whisky. Pernod are not throwing money at this distillery forany other reason than to make profit and If theymake profit then you do to."

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