Longmorn 1968 SMWS 7.47
Added on Saturday, Mar 12, 2011 at 10:34 PM
  Bottler: Scotch Malt Whisky Society
  Age: 39 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1968 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 49.70 % Region: Speyside
  Price: N/A Availability: Specialty Stores
"Church Pews and Tobacco"   Bottled 2007.
Member Ratings and Notes
N: Lush, rancio, resinous woody sherry monstrosity, wood polish / varnish.  That's about as rich as a whisky nose gets.
P: Huge. you can really taste the wood on this, but I like it a lot.  It gives it a very medicinal profile when combined with the rich sherry, very cough syrupesque.
F: Sweet and syrupy.
The nose is phantasmal, but the palate is almost too big for its britches (or my britches, which is saying a lot -- I have very small britches -- wait, what does that imply?).  I started off with A- and I ended on B+. 
Sherry bomb.  Nothing but old dark sherry - softer palate than expected.  Strawberries and raisins (Dried Strawberries?) something of oak resin in the finish …. Yep the resin sticks with it longer than I like and turns bitter. Would have gotten an "A" but for bitterness in finish.  Really nice very old sherry - age comes out in the finish. 

n:  Um, sherry.  It screams sherry.  Sort of the dark chocolate sherry thing.  Christmassy wood.


p:  Chew a damp piece of wood and chase it with sherry.  Bitter rather than sweet.  Intense and mouthcoating. Sort of a step up from the Glendronach 15 Revival and a step down from the Glendronach 1968 20.


Delicious if it's your thing.  An F if it's not.




Nose is quite familiar in that other old, heavily-sherried Longmorns smell a lot like this. Gets me excited.  Floral stuff with Bazooka gum.


Palate has a little disappointing rubberyness that keeps this from being as great as it could be. Strongly honeyed with deep, grapey winey stuff. Rich and quite tannic, finishes pretty leathery.


Let it open up to soften out and sweeten up a little. It's still a huge herry bomb that hits the spot, if not perfectly. B/B+


Holy crap, I'm the lowballer on this one? Did you guys actually taste this? Sweet and syrupy??? 

N: Full rich nose with prunes, raisin, grain, sweet cakes and spices
P: Sherry, prunes with a rubbery black pepper finish and a whiff of smoke 

n: Red berry preserves, strawberry angel food cake, a bit of dark cocoa powder. Rich sherry oak, juicy black raisins, and nutmeg.


t: Very dense sherry oak, that when it seems to being over-oaked, it mellows out to a dry/crisp fruit sweetness that fades to dusty tobacco leaf and old leather. Akin to chewing on a cinnamon toothpick that isn't very sweet. Lots of sap qualities and a bit of spice in the long finish. Very woody and quite delicious with a long finish.


This is one that I saved in a mini for a long time to see if my opinion had changed. It's still "dense liquified oak" with more bitter than sweet fruit and a massive wood finish that lasts for a very long time. I give it a bonus for it's unusual heavily oaked character but it is very dry and tannic. A huge oaky sherry bomb with a more bitter than sweet fruit profile.  [B+/A-]

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