Longmorn 1968-2003 – Scott’s Selection (USA)

A very well aged version of a Longmorn bottled for the USA market. Apparently there have been a couple good ones for the USA since this is the 3rd one I’ve tasted that trickled back to Europe.

Nose:
Longmorn DistilleryFull frontal fruit and resin without being completely overpowering and not too heavy either. Quite waxy with a very decent dollop of wood. Apple, a hint of cinnamon, licorice root but a hint of glue as well.

Taste:
Pretty sharp but that’s no surprise for a 35 year old whisky that’s still at 61% ABV. Again, not too overpowering. Vanilla, honey, wood, bees wax. A very nice balance and very full flavoured. Quite creamy too like pastry and vanilla cream.

Finish:
The finish isn’t too long and offer mostly the same as the palate. A little bit spicier with ginger. Mostly waxy, resin and wood.

To be honest, I love this stuff. I like whiskies that are quite waxy and resiny. A bit dirty, so to say. Of course, there’s the danger of them becoming gluey, but this one just shies away from that. A very different kind of old Longmorn that the more fruity ones that are available, but very much in line with some of the Gordon & MacPhail ones from last year.

I just found out it’s a bourbon cask and that explains quite a lot. It was very dark for a bourbon cask, though.

Longmorn 1968-2003, 34yo, Scott’s Selection, USA market, 61.3%, € 135 but LONG gone.

5 stars

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About Sjoerd de Haan-Kramer

I'm a web developer at Emakina. I'm highly interested in booze, with a focus on whisk(e)y and beer. I like to listen to loads of music and read an occasional book. I'm married to Anneke, have a daughter Ot and a cat called Kikker (which means Frog, in Dutch). I live in Krommenie, The Netherlands.
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