Longmorn 1972 37 Years Old (The Whisky Agency)
Happy 2018! Let’s start the year with a bang! The whisky I’m reviewing today, has quite the reputation already. I’ll try not to be influenced by that reputation. It’s a Longmorn 1972 37 Years Old from The Whisky Agency. It’s from a refill sherry cask. Let’s not waste more words and time. Let’s just taste…
Longmorn 1972 37 Years Old (51,3%, The Whisky Agency, 231 bts.)
Nose: Talk about balanced and well-integrated. It’s waxy, there’s some furniture polish and leather, and light hints of aniseed and mint as well. Baking spices. A plethora of red and tropical fruit and subtle citrus notes. Strawberry marmelade, brambles and orange zest, but also mango and tangerine. Finally some light floral notes. Superb.
Taste: My god, this is fruity. Great refill sherry influence. Never overpowering and always in balance with the spirit. More tangerine, subtle grapefruit and vibrant orange juice. But there’s more than just fruit. There’s a touch of leather, tobacco and a wee bit of menthol.
Finish: Long, with lingering leathery notes, as well as some light citrus and a whiff of milk chocolate.
Massive thanks to Ruben for sharing this.
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Thijs is a spirits writer and accredited liquorist from The Netherlands. He runs the blog Words of Whisky and contributes to a number of Dutch and international publications.