Founded in 1960
Just south of the River Spey on the edge of Cairngorms National Park, sits one of Scotland's most architecturally renowned distilleries—Tormore. The grounds are located in the heart of Speyside, neighbor to some of the country's highest peaks and deepest woods.

Tormore's construction began in 1958, in response to increasing demand for its owner's brand, Long John. Sir Albert Richardson was commissioned to design the facility, his vision inspiring what would become one of the most arresting examples of architecture to ever produce liquor.

Granite buildings, stone balconies, and copper roofs make for an attractive facade on the almost 60 year old site. Long John was taken over by Whitbread & Co. in 1975, who were sold in turn to Allied Domecq in the same year. Now under the ownership of Pernod, the Tormore is managed today by Chivas.

The most recent upgrade to Tormore's works was completed in 2012, bringing total production up to 4.4 million liters. The majority of the make is used in blends produced by Chivas Brothers.

Water for production is drawn from Achvochkie Burn after flowing through heather, peat and granite hills for a natural and effective purification. Tormore has never owned a malting floor, importing its malts from outside producers. Tormore is primarily aged in ex-Bourbon casks in offsite warehouses owned by Pernod.

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Flavour Spiral™

About The Flavour Spiral

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What does Tormore taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Tormore Scotch. It's based on all Tormore drinks in our large database and gives you a chance to taste Tormore before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.

Distillery Details

  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Region
  • Established
  • Owner
    Pernod Ricard
  • Type
    Single malt
  • Number of stills
    4 wash, 4 spirit
  • Visitor center
  • Status
  • Address
    Tormore Distillery Richardson Road Advie Grantown-on-Spey Moray PH26 3LR United Kingdom
  • Phone
    +44 1807 510244
  • Website
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Dog Dogson's
A timecapsule set to be opened in 2060, is buried in Tormore with glasses and a bottle of Long John, the original owners blended Whisky.

Glens a plenty, history in abundance - that's Speyside.

The most densely populated Whisky region in the world sits in a fertile valley of rivers and glens. Home to over half of Scotland’s distilleries, Speyside malts from these fifty or so distilleries are hard to summarize, as there's a lot of flavour variety.

One thing we can say is that they're known for being frugal with peat and lavish with nutty fruit flavours. Apple, pear, honey, vanilla and spice all have a part to play in the Speyside Whiskies. Speyside Whisky also knows its way around a Sherry cask.
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