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02 Apr 2012

Longmorn 1992 (Malts of Scotland)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Longmorn

Those beautiful 1970’s cask have sparked a lot of interest for Longmorn in recent years and we’re now seeing more younger versions as well. Here’s a Longmorn 1992 recently bottled by Malts of Scotland.

 

Longmorn 1992 | Malts of ScotlandLongmorn 19 yo 1992 (52,6%, Malts of Scotland 2012, bourbon hogshead Mos 12011, 205 btl.)

Nose: round and fruity with some gooseberries, citrus candy and tinned pineapple, but it’s not just about the fruits. It also shows grassy, mineral and flowery notes, even some herbal edges from the oak. Then back to warmer notes: apple pie, vanilla and almond paste. Definitely from the same family as the older versions. Mouth: nice and fruity (apples, oranges, apricots, hints of mango). Faint hints of rum (a certain vanilla / coconut combination). Honey. Again it’s easy to see where this is coming from, but this one is punchier with more zing from the oak (ginger, nutmeg). Again traces of herbs. Finish: long, sweet, candied with cinnamon and hints of moccha.

Sweet and full of flavours. I’m sure casks like this have the potential to age equally well as their 1970’s predecessors. Something to look forward to already. Around € 90.

Score: 86/100

Longmorn 1992 (Malts of Scotland) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2012-04-02
  • http://cooperedtot.blogspot.com/ Joshua Feldman

    Excellent post, Ruben and good news for the future. Thank goodness there’s a chance these casks from the 90s have a shot of equaling those gone and pricy 1970s casks. I used to drink a lot of Longmorn back in the 80s and 90s (distillery issues). Good but not amazing. I haven’t tried those 70s casks you gave good reviews. I’ll be on the lookout for reasonable single cask offerings now – and it’s nice to hear that there’s a chance they’ll be good.

  • MARS

    At the beginning, these cask from the 70′ weren’t pricy.
    You can get some release for +-100€ a few years back.

    For the price, we will see.

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  • Sam: Nicely written notes, not rated this myself yet. Just to confirm, it's nowhere near a 40% price rise though. The last 1401 released in the UK was at

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