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06 Jan 2012

Longmorn 1967 (G&M for JIS)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Longmorn

This Longmorn 1967 was bottled by Gordon & MacPhail for its Japanese importer Japan Import System. A couple of similar old Longmorns have been shipped to JIS, so I’ll have a second one tomorrow.

 

Longmorn 1967 JIS 3342Longmorn 42 yo 1967 (53,1%, G&M for Japan Import System 2009, Book of Kells, refill sherry hogshead #3342, 162 btl.)

Nose: elegant nose on honey, stewed fruits and dried flowers. Hints of incense and waxed oak. Dried apricots and nuts. Very ripe oranges and quinces. Tropical notes such as papaya and guava. Whiffs of eucalyptus and mint. Leather as well. Softer than some 1970’s Longmorns but just as complex. Great so far. Mouth: nicely fruity (citrus, pear, apricot jam) with a fair amount of warm oak. Pepper and liquorice. Develops on pink grapefruit with a hint of ginger. A tad less complex than on the nose but quite wonderful. Finish: long, with the same aromas.

Although the wood has its say after 42 years, this is another lovely Longmorn, Thanks Johannes! Around € 350 in auctions.

Score: 92/100

Longmorn 1967 (G&M for JIS) 4.5 Ruben Luyten 2012-01-06
  • Fredrik

    Yes, quite a marvelous whisky. I have the same score on this one!

    As I also got a samples from Johannes I have a pretty good guess of the next bottle coming up. Will be interesting of seeing which one you prefer…..

  • Johannes

    Nice notes as always Ruben. Yesterday i tried 13 different Longmorn, all were from Gordon & MacPhail. A great evening!

    3 – 1964
    2 – 1966
    1 – 1968
    4 – 1969
    1 – 1971
    2 – 1972

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