70cl / 53.7%
24 Year Old Single Malts of Scotland
- Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Speciality Drinks Ltd
A 24-year old-Longmorn, matured in a hogshead and bottled in August 2015 for the Single Malts of Scotland range. Rather than the rich and heavy drams you normally see from the distillery, this shows off the Longmorn's character, showing how much of the richness comes from age and spirit rather than sherry oak.
Longmorn 1990 Reviews
Tasting notes by Serge Valentin, Whiskyfun.com
Colour: light gold.
Nose: what a distillate. It’s a whole, and yet it swarms with all kinds of tiny fruity and oily aromas and fragrances. Kiwis, apples, sunflower oil, putty, gooseberries, shortbread, brioche, barley, leaves… You have to give it your attention, or you may miss many of them, but it rewards you.
With water: gets farmier, around hay. Fruit peelings, pollen…
Mouth (neat): perfect malt whisky. No sherry, no peat; malt. And brioche, croissants, butterscotch, lemons, oranges, honey, buttered tea, sweet earth… Yeah, it’s the centre of the malty Earth.
With water: what we’re usually expecting from unsherried Longmorn: a fruit salad dressed with honey sauce.
Finish: medium, with a touch of American oak.
Comments: a shame that I haven’t got the 19 at hand, but I think that one was a bit brighter. Anyway, perfect malt whisky for malt freaks who’re not into artificial flavouring.
SGP:551 - 89 points.