Longmorn 1972 Gordon & MacPhail
Added on Thursday, Dec 19, 2013 at 10:02 AM
  Bottler: Gordon & MacPhail
  Age: 39 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1972 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 45.00 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $350 Availability: Overseas Specialty

Cask 1090    Distilled 3/8/1972    Bottled 9/7/2011  First fill sherry butt

Bottled exclusivley for La Maison du Whisky

Member Ratings and Notes

Nose;  Fruity with sweet sherry notes

Palate: Lifght fruit, grapes

Finish:  Earthy, rancio with some bitterness, Cognac like.


Nose and finish are A quality but palate is only a B, which averages to a B+


N: Prune juice, concorde grapes, grape juice, used coffee grind, with some earthy herbal stuff.  Anise and and purple flowers.

P: Sweet, bitter and tangy.   Burnt smoky soy sauce, very woody (old library). This is a bit effervescent (kind like cola).

F: Robutussin with some musty notes.  Grilled mushrooms and rose water.


n:  Dark fruits, Big Red gum


p:  Briefly sweet cough syrup but then goes too bitter.  Nose to midpalate a winner.  After that, meh (so sip it fast.) 


N: Very concentrated sherry, plums. Very sweet, but with a slight bitterness. Butterscotch

P: Chewy mouth feel. Not as big as the nose leads on. Explodes nicely, complex. A nice dance of sweet and bitter contrasts.

F: More heat than the sweet and fruity palate, but pleasant enough.


Although it has a nice complexity to it, which I like, it misses the mark by not being well balanced. There's a lot going on here, but it's hard to pinpoint because of this lack of balance. Delightful nonetheless. Yum.



n: dark charred fruit sherry. Fruit cocktail in grandma's basement. Heavy on the wood with a bit of BBQ peat. Smoky soy sauce.


t: initial is all wood and dry with a heather/floral peat smoke to it. Lacquered wood in a musty basement with a bit of spice. Mouth drying finish that's bitter and ends of liquified wood.


I enjoyed this due to the high intensity of the oak. [B]

Deep plum red color. The nose has red fruits soaking in wet wood, hints of an ashtry, some bbq sauce perhaps, and just a hint of peat with general hints of spice. The palate is rich of plum juice and toasted oak. The nose was a lot more fun to me, but I liked this one overall. [12/13/13] 
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