With all the lovely 1970’s Longmorn, it’s easy to loose sight of the younger production. Last year we’ve had a similar Longmorn 1996 from Daily Dram.
Longmorn 14 yo 1996 (46%, A.D. Rattray 2011, bourbon cask #97630, 304 btl.)
Nose: lots of sweet, candied notes (wine gums, crystallized fruits) as well as fresh fruits (peaches, apples and nice strawberries). Very summery. Some waxy / oily notes as well. Hay. Hints of vanilla and mint. Mouth: very sweet with an oily texture again. Big almond notes and sweet oak. Apricots on syrup. Vanilla custard. Heavy honey. Hints of caramel. Relatively few spices to be found (some cinnamon) or other flavours to balance the major sweetness. Finish: medium long, less sweet now and slightly more resinous with uncommon (but really nice) hints of carambola fruits.
An enjoyable Longmorn with a big fruity sweetness and nice oily elements. Bring it on when the summer returns (damn, that might take a while). Around € 45.