Single malt whisky - tasting notes

13 May 2011

Longmorn 1975 (Whisky Agency)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Longmorn

One more Longmorn 1975 before we move to other drams. It was bottled by The Whisky Agency in the Still Lifes series.

 

Longmorn 1975 whisky agencyLongmorn 35 yo 1975 (52,5%, Whisky Agency ‘Still Lifes II’ 2010, bourbon hogshead, 107 btl.)

Nose: this one starts much more old-style, with a dustiness and plenty of oily / waxy notes. Some grassy notes and hay. Less tropical than the Daily Dram Germany version, but it picks up fruity notes after breathing. Honeydew melon, peach, papaya. Vanilla. Barley sugars. Sweet almonds. Mouth: punchy, with fruity notes struggling to balance the big amount of oak spices (pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, mint). Pineapples with soft mocha / milk chocolate. Liquorice towards the finish. Finish: long and spicy with citrus candy.

On the nose, the expected juicy fruitiness of this Longmorn is muted by oily and grassy notes. On the palate, the oak spices are slightly overwhelming. Therefore not my favourite of the bunch. Around € 170.

Score: 88/100

Longmorn 1975 (Whisky Agency) 4 Ruben Luyten 2011-05-13

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