Category Archives: Longmorn

Blind Tasting Competition 1: Longmorn 17, 1996-2013, 57.5% – The Ultimate by Van Wees

So, the competition has started. As long as I’m further up the ranking than last year I’m going to quite satisfied. Let’s see what this dram is about, since there’s nothing else to talk about right now. Sniff: Old fashioned … Continue reading

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Blind Tasting Competition 18 – Longmorn 23, 52.6% – WIN

The grand finale! After the first year I thought the last dram would be a rather spectacular one. Back then it was a rather spectacular Convalmore by Old Malt Cask. Last year I expected the last one to be the … Continue reading

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Blind Tasting Competition 15 – Rosebank 20, 1991-2011, 51.1% – SMWS

I’m glad we’re getting into more discernible territory regarding the whiskies. I’m still not good at getting it right, of course but at least there’s a chance now. The whisky that set me of on my nagging spree was that … Continue reading

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Blind Tasting Competition 11 – Arran, 9yo, 2002-2011, 61.3% – SMWS

This time I did fill in my guess for the day, and I was hoping to start catching up with a bit of points here and there. Unfortunately, today is not the day that that is happening. Maybe it never … Continue reading

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All in an afternoon’s work

Yesterday was the first regional tasting in Den Bosch that I attended. After my tries and lots of agendas that conflicted with those plans it finally happened. It was worth it. I added a 1966 Glenfarclas and a 25yo Ben … Continue reading

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Longmorn 1996-2013, #72315, 57.5% – The Ultimate

It doesn’t happen often that a single cask Longmorn at cask strength comes along, from a fresh sherry cask, at € 60. In other words, that’s ridiculously cheap to be honest. It was available from Dutch bottler The Ultimate, ran … Continue reading

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Top drams of 2012

Just as I did last year, the last week of December is spent on reviewing everything that’s happened during this solar orbit. Yesterday I listed my favorite records of 2012, and today it’s time for the top whiskies. Again, like … Continue reading

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BTC sample 16 – Highland Park 25, 48.1%

Thinking ahead is what I was doing yesterday. Tonight I can’t taste my sample so I was kind of happy when I thought of that yesterday, so I could take some time for today’s sample too. Unfortunately, I was having … Continue reading

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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: Full frontal … Continue reading

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Longmorn 21 – SMWS (7.65)

A Balm for the Soul, this one is called. Let’s hope it lives up to that expectation, since that sure is promising! A second fill sherry butt is something different from all the Longmorns I’ve been tasting over the last … Continue reading

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