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17 Jul 2012

Longmorn 1992 (Archives)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Longmorn

Whiskybase keeps a good pace in its Archives series. In the third batch we find this Longmorn 1992.

 

Longmorn 1992 ArchivesLongmorn 19 yo 1992 (48,5%, Archives 2012, bourbon cask #86607, 60 btl.)

Nose: partly fruity (gooseberries, apricots, boiled citrus sweets), partly mineral / grassy. Vanilla and almond paste. Fresh oak and mint as well. A faint waxy note in the background. Modern and summery (well, not this year’s summer). Mouth: medium body, with plenty of apples and oranges. Also a few rummy notes that I’ve found before in middle-aged Longmorn. Vanilla and honey. Also a few herbs and spices (nutmeg, cinnamon) which give the fruitiness a certain dry twist. A little too neutral for my taste, I don’t like the taste of alcohol in itself. Finish: medium long, sweeter again, with warming vanilla, dried coconut and mocha.

Pretty much okay with an okay price. It’s faultless but this isn’t why I love Longmorn. Around € 70.

Score: 83/100

Longmorn 1992 (Archives) 3 Ruben Luyten 2012-07-17
  • joeri

    Een vat Longmorn bottelen dat jonger is dan 30, lijkt altijd ergens zonde :-)

  • Master Quill

    Eens, maar zou dit wat worden als het 30 is denk je ?

  • WhiskyNotes

    Misschien toch wel, dit is een neutrale whisky (jong van karakter) omdat het vat weinig actief is geweest, en dat heb je nodig als je een goede 30-jarige wil bekomen. En de fruitigheid is aanwezig.

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  • Duty: My last 30-yo Caol Ila Single Cask was purchased at £55 about 5 years ago. The Bladnoch Forum CI 30 was 55 + the 25-yo was £45 as I recall.
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