I haven’t reviewed something from Dutch indie bottler Kintra for almost a year now. That’s too long. So I dove into my sample drawer and pulled out a 20 year old Longmorn (thanks Sebastiaan!). This one is from two years ago, but still available in some places.
Before we continue with the tasting notes, first some other exciting news. Erik Molenaar, owner of the Kintra brand, is starting his own micro-distillery in Deventer, my birthplace! Wagging Finger is the name of the newest Dutch distillery, and they’ll be producing gin, Dutch genever and whisky. They hope to be fully operational in 2017.
And now onto my review 🙂
Longmorn 1992/2013 (52,3%, Kintra, C#86624)
Nose: A fruity ex-bourbon matured whisky this is 🙂 Peach, apricots to start with, and then banana and apples. There’s a pinch of nutmeg, with walnuts as well. There is thin layer of glue in the background. Taste: Lovely oily and fatty mouthfeel. Coconut shavings, honey, cane sugar with stewed pear. Some slight bitter orange zest with a spicy edge (black pepper). Well-balanced and dangerously drinkable at cask strength. Finish: Caramel notes and honey linger for quite some time.
Fruity is the keyword here, but this Longmorn does have more to offer. A wonderful pick by Erik Molenaar.