Longmorn 1967 James MacArthur
Added on Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 at 08:30 AM
  Bottler: James MacArthur
  Age: 35 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1967 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 57.10 % Region: Speyside
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Bottled 2002.  Cask 579.
Member Ratings and Notes
N: Whoa, what the hell is that, super funky, like buttered popcorn, musk, and sawdust.
P: Dang, just as odd as the nose, woody and resinous with pine/evergreen organic notes and a strange psuedo-velvety mouth feel.   This is really uncommon, one to give your friends blind and see what they think.  A very interesting cask.
F: Ok, now what the F is that?   It's like smoking a cigar and drinking green tea.  Very very very weird, it's a must buy based on the novelty alone. 
Nose is, ooh, weird. Pine forest and mint -- straight up peppermint toothpicks smell.  Coconut.

Wow, the palate is such a contrast!  Fruity explosion (Fruit Stripe gum) with, um, what the hell is that?  Something organic and green, yet... manufactured.  Nice spice kick in here as well. Weird though. Oak is strongly present, though I like what it's doing here against the fruit and weird stuff.

Finish adds cocoa, and the Fruit Stripe keeps coming in and out.

I don't know that everyone would like this, but the unusual (if flawed) aspects are kind of exciting and tasty for me. Something was weird with this cask for certain.  It's rather all-over-the-place in a not great way, and that keeps me from enjoying it more.  But an interesting experience and tasty nonetheless.  I'm giving it a B, though if I had a bigger sample I might find myself loving it more... or hating it more.  I call myself out for assigning an unfair rating! Oh wait... aren't all ratings unfair? Anyhow, yeah.  
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