Longmorn 1969 G&M for JIS
Added on Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 02:57 PM
  Bottler: Gordon & MacPhail
  Age: 40 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1969 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 59.30 % Region: Speyside
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Cask no. 5293      Bottled 2009     405 bottles     For Japan Import System
Member Ratings and Notes

Nose:  grape juice and oak, very fruity


Palate:  Sherry, big grape notes but also a coastal, salty character which is a bit odd for a Longmorn.


Finish:  Sweet and spicy.


This first presents as a sherried malt but then those coastal, salty notes creep in, making this a really fabulous and fascinating whisky.  I kept coming back to it.

Spicy dry tobacco, cherry flavored cough drops, bubble gum, licorice, leather, strawberry candy, raspberry and a lot of oak 
Not a classic sherry monster as I might've expected, but with a spice-based complexity that competes for attention, and altogether hugely delicious. 

n:  Dense sherry


p:  White cake with icing.  Raisins on cedar.  Great.




n: old school, antique sherry cask. Boiled down cherry juice with dark vanilla bean. Moist christmas fruitcake full of black raisins and cloves.


t: powerful sherry soaked oak, savoury spices, and dried fruit (prunes and smokey cooked raisins). Middle is all musty oak but with a cherry sweetness enhanced by dry leaf tobacco. Finish has a tease of smoked sea salt. Very complex as the cask enhances the flavours but doesn't overpower it into a sherry bomb.


[A/A-, I could smell this all day as perfume; wonderful nose]

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