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11 May 2011

Longmorn 1975 (Whisky-Fässle)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Longmorn

Here’s another Longmorn 1975, also sourced in Germany. The big difference seems to be the higher alcohol strength (49% vs. 40%).

 

Longmorn 1975 Whisky-FässleLongmorn 35 yo 1975 (48,8%, Whisky-Fässle 2010, bourbon hogshead #2943)

Nose: more flowery than the Daily Dram version. Buttercups. Green banana. Green apple. Kiwi and citrus. Very fruity, but a more sour kind of fruitiness. A bit more grassy notes as well, due to the higher strength maybe? Soft spices in the background (pepper, eucalyptus). Mouth: very spicy and fruity, in the same league as the Daily Dram (orange, papaya, banana, passion fruit) but without the oak juice. The added strength really helps this one. Some nutmeg. Finish: quite long on liquorice.

On the nose, I think this one lacked a little juicy sweetness, although some airing took away most of the differences. On the palate, it’s clear this is the better choice for being less oaky / tired. Still available from Whisky-Fässle, around € 170.

Score: 91/100

Longmorn 1975 (Whisky-Fässle) 4.5 Ruben Luyten 2011-05-11

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