Dram Review: Antique Lions of Spirits Tormore Aged 28 Years

[50.4%・28 Years Old・Distilled in 1988・Bottled in 2016・Joint Bottling of Jens Drewitz, Max Right (Whisky Antique) and Diego Sandrin (Lion’s Whisky)・Single Cask Release of 254 Bottles]

Nose:

The nose is pungent for its age, still containing those spirit-y characters from a young Speysider.  In time, it opens up a bit with notes of passion fruits, coconut oil and a wee soapiness but still feels quite tight.  There is also some firewood smoke in the background as well.

Palate & Finish:

Soft fruits as per an old school Speysider but this one comes packed with quite a dose of spices.  It grows sweeter as the jammy note unfolds, succulent with a crisp lager note on the back end.

Hint of burnt toast in the finish with the soft fruits carrying on.

Thoughts:

Technically this has probably the weakest nose of the series.  However, the delivery is otherwise rather solid, and befitting as a homage to good old days.

✓ [Recommended if you like the style/ distillery]

-Nicholas