Longmorn 1990/2015 Single Malts of Scotland
Ah Longmorn, you have so much to offer. There are many, many good independent Longmorns out there. And it doesn’t really seem to matter from what decade the distillate is. You can find great Longmorn from the sixties, seventies, eighties or nineties. Today I review a new offering from Single Malts of Scotland. Quite an oldie at 24 years of age.
Longmorn 1990/2015 (53,7%, Single Malts of Scotland, C#191954)
Nose: Oranges, lemon, barley sugar and butterscotch. Also bran and marmite. Some minerals (wet rocks). Behind it a thin layer of yeasty bread dough and grapefruit. Well-integrated.
Taste: Citrus fruit (oranges, pink grapefruit) with some ginger. A bit woody, but not bothersome at all, it adds a dimension. Some more spices like mild chili pepper. A slight saltiness, but also red apple and pear.
Finish: Warm and long. Walnuts, wood spices and herbs (basil). Ends on a bitter note.
This is a very fun and tasty whisky and it quickly gets added to my wish list. That wish list is getting way to lengthy though 😛
Sample provided by Speciality Drinks.
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.