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07 Apr 2010

Longmorn 1972 (G&M for LMdW)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Longmorn

Gordon & MacPhail have provided La Maison du Whisky with a few remarkable Longmorn releases. In 2007 there was this Longmorn 1972 (cask #1088), followed in 2008 by a Longmorn 1964 (cask #1538) and a Longmorn 1969 in 2009 (cask #5295).

This Longmorn won a Gold medal in the 2006 Malt Maniacs Awards.

 

Longmorn 1972/2006 G&M LMdW Longmorn 34 yo 1972 (45%, Gordon & MacPhail for LMdW 2006, cask #1088, 607 btl.)

Nose: obviously first fill sherry, but very fresh and lively. The usual raisins and dark chocolate are present, but there’s also fresh raspberry, apricot, banana and a few tropical notes. Gentle smoke. Really heavy sherry with beefy notes. A drop of water makes it slightly more herbal but it also amplifies the lush red fruits. Mouth: more smoke now, a few earthy notes and much more wood. Lots of kirsch and Mon Cherie. Moving to liquorice and almonds. Water adds bitter chocolate. Finish: more liquorice, plain salt and Ginjinha (Portuguese cherry liqueur). Long but a bit too dry and rather oaky.

A great Longmorn. The beefy nose and oaky finish will probably appeal to sherry lovers only, but it’s perfectly clean and pretty complex. Long gone.

Score: 91/100

Longmorn 1972 (G&M for LMdW) 4.5 Ruben Luyten 2010-04-07
  • ALouis

    A face to face with the Longmorn 1972 The Perfect Dram IV?

  • http://www.whiskynotes.be Ruben

    Sure, coming up tomorrow!

  • http://www.ardbeg.eu Geert

    I already did that,I know the winner!!!!!

  • http://www.twitter.com/tmu76 Teemu

    done that. I prefer the GM.
    http://www.twitter.com/tmu76

  • ALouis

    The winner is The perfect dram ;)

  • Dirk

    I could not agree more … TPD is the winner ;-)

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  • Roberto Sikora: This is really a great, great bottling. One of my favourite Littlemills so far... :-) Thank you, Ruben for this review!
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