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 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.