Tormore 1988 - Authors' Series - Frederick Douglass
70cl / 54.1% abv
The First Editions Authors’ Series is a range of single cask expressions, created by the prestigious blenders and bottlers, Hunter Laing & Co, in celebration of pioneering writers. This is a limited edition expression, inspired by the life and works of
Distilled in November 1988 at Speyside's Tormore distillery, this single malt was matured in a sherry butt for 28 years before bottling in October 2017. This 14th release in the series is limited to just 244 bottles, each one presented at a natural cask strength of 54.1% abv.
Each bottle is presented in a brown leather box, embossed with gold metallic text, and are individually wax sealed.
Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) was an African-American former slave who rose to prominence as a highly-regarded writer, orator and statesman in the abolitionist movement. Douglass garnered acclaim for his anti-slavery writings including the Heroic Slave, My Bondage and My Freedom, and A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, as well as for the newspaper he founded and edited, the North Star.
Nose: intense chocolate notes with dried fruits, plums, dates and tobacco.
Palate: macerated fruits, brown sugar, cocoa powder and a hint of cinnamon.
Finish: long and lingering with oak tannins emerging.