Longmorn 1969 – The Whisky Exchange 10th Anniversary

I still have some samples lying around from a Bottle-Share organized by the Belgium ‘Gedeelde Vreugde’ forum from 7 of the 8 Whisky Exchange Anniversary bottles. The only one not available at that time for the Bottle-Share was the Japanese Karuizawa 1982. Luckily, I have that bottle sitting on my shelf so in the end, after months and months, there will be a full report eventually.

Nose:
Longmorn 1969Lots of dried fruits and lots of wood. A hint of smoke in the background, but something cheesy as well. Weird. There are a lot of spices and still a lot of wood. It reminds me some more typical Japanese whiskies. Anise, wet oak, something fresh. There is a LOT going on here. Pine cones and resin.

Taste:
The taste builds gradually to a fairly massive crescendo. I get some lemonade (the lemon-lemonade, in Dutch lemonade is a general term ;-)) but also a hint of something viscous, almost greasy. Lots of spices again, cinnamon, ginger. Quite dry later on but also peaches, peppers, plums and. Beefy as well.

Finish:
The finish also build up at first. It starts off quite gentle but intensifies quickly. Dry and dusty with a lot of sweetness. Again, very spicy. Again, beefy. I also get a hint of tree bark.

This is one intense dram. There is so much going on that I usually don’t get many flavours. In this case that was different and that made me fall in love with this a little. At some points I thought it would be too much. Too much scents and flavours, too many directions, too woody. But just at the edge to that description it held back a bit.

I’m not sure if the balance is all that perfect, but I simply love the more or less endless journey you can take within this whisky to discover everything that’s going on!

Longmorn 1969-2009, 39 years old, 57.7%, used to be available at The Whisky Exchange for about € 225.

Nose: 10
Taste: 9
Finish: 9
Overal experience: 9
Price/quality: +1

Total: 38 points

5 stars

The other TWE 10th Anniversary reviews:

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. I like to listen to loads of music and read quite some books. I'm married to Anneke, have a daughter Ot, a son Moos and a cat called Kikker (which means Frog, in Dutch). I live in Krommenie, The Netherlands.
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4 Responses to Longmorn 1969 – The Whisky Exchange 10th Anniversary

  1. This sounds really interesting! I’m getting ready to dig into the Glenglassaugh TWE bottling (a special Birthday treat to myself). You must have a bottle share of that one as well? Looking forward to comparing notes.🙂

    Cheers,
    Jeff

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