Longmorn 1969 TWE 10th Anniversary
Added on Wednesday, Jun 2, 2010 at 08:48 PM
  Bottler: Gordon & MacPhail
  Age: 39 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1969 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 57.70 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $255 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Bottled for The Whisky Exchange's 10th anniversary online.
Distilled 06/11/1969       Bottled 01/10/2009       Refill Sherry Butt       Cask no. 5305
Member Ratings and Notes
This is a huge sherry bomb, but not overly sweet.  I caught a lot of Asian food notes, like fatty Peking duck with soy and plum sauce.   Interestingly, soy sauce is actually made by fermenting soybeans with roasted grain, water, and salt, so it's not so surprising to find some common flavors there.  Not sure why those notes seem to emerge in very old sherry cask whiskies, but who cares, I love it.

I think Longmorn surely deserves higher ranking on Serge's Cru List, its got the DNA to become really special with the right cask and may years of aging. 

Nose: oak, fruit, candy. 

Palate:  fruit, sherry, citrus; water brings out the sherry.

Lovely, my favorite of the Whisky Exchange Anniversary bottlings. 

Nose: sherry city. Palate: sherry city!! Huge, with steak spices. Finish: still in the city. Cayenne and dried red pepper emerges. This takes water extremely well and I prefer it that way. A little flat to make it to A-, but this is great whisky.  
Love the nose of cough syrup and prunes - wood resin and excellent deep sherry.  Pallate is harsher than expected.  Very resinous and rubbery leather.  Water brings it down to earth with coca cola notes and maybe too much wood esin.  Finish is longer than long.  The nose says this would be a solid A for me but I think maybe it spent a few too many years in the wood.  Almost an A- 

Old wood + mulling spices + intense sugar snack.


Super sweeeeeet finish.  Old leather


retaste: vegas 2011


n: Root beer candy, nice

p: Sweetness then dandelion.  Condensed plum.  Root beer barrel candy.  A-/A

Rum, high alcohol content, deep, rich, sweet. 
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