17 Jul 2012
Longmorn 1992 (Archives)
Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Longmorn
Whiskybase keeps a good pace in its Archives series. In the third batch we find this Longmorn 1992.
Longmorn 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.