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19 Jan 2012

Longmorn 1965 (G&M for Limburg)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Longmorn

Longmorn… I can’t think of another distillery that produces outstanding examples of both bourbon maturation and sherry maturation. Especially at high ages. Glenfarclas maybe, but bourbon examples are very rare. It’s one of the reasons why I like Longmorn so much, it seems like two high quality distilleries in one.

This Longmorn 1965 was bottled for Limburg (home of The Whisky Fair and The Whisky Agency) by Gordon & MacPhail, which is no surprise as they practically own the complete stock of old Longmorn.

 

Longmorn 1965 G&M Limburg #370Longmorn 46 yo 1965 (51,8%, Gordon & MacPhail for Limburg 2011, Book of Kells, first fill sherry butt #370)

Nose: oh how great is this. A mixture of the best sherry fruits (fig jam, apricots, raspberries), all kinds of waxes (polished sandalwood, leather polish, tiny notes of oil paint and varnish), surprisingly exotic all-spice and subtle oak. Hints of eucalyptus. It shows elements of both old cognac and old rums. Just exquisite. Mouth: very punchy and so fruity again. Figs, raisins, apples with cinnamon, blood oranges… Herbal honey. Leather. Mint. Pleasantly oaky with a chocolate dryness towards the end. Finish: very long, not too dry with cinnamon, cocoa and menthol.

One of my favourite sherried Longmorns already. Impressive freshness at such an age. Recommended, even though the price will probably prevent you from rushing to the nearest whisky shop. Around € 370.

Score: 93/100

Longmorn 1965 (G&M for Limburg) 5 Ruben Luyten 2012-01-19
  • Finnegan

    What happened to the Longrow 18 review?

  • http://www.whiskynotes.be Ruben

    Postponed, probably next week.

  • Michael

    370 € is a lot of money – but probably worth every cent.
    I hope to sample it at some point…

  • http://www.whiskynotes.be Ruben

    Whiskysamples.eu is having it in a tasting line-up this evening, so let’s hope the rest of the bottle is made available as samples.

  • I_SPEY

    sherry butt #370 > price € 370,- -;)

    How remarkable, new indexing?

  • http://www.thebondingdram.eu Jeroen

    Will be sampled and put online on http://www.whiskysamples.eu next week, first I want to give the people who attend Maltclan’s Hogmanay this sunday in Beersel (near Brussels) the chance to taste it. We had it last night in the line-up of the Moody Lions tasting and it is indeed an impressive dram!

    Jeroen

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