Longmorn 1992 (van Wees #48497)

The Ultimate is a series developed by the Dutch importers Han and Maurice van Wees. They’re all single casks and they have a good reputation when it comes to fair pricing vs. quality.



Longmorn 1992 - van Wees #48497Longmorn 23 yo 1992 (46%, van Wees ‘The Ultimate’ 2015, hogshead #48497, 264 btl.)

Nose: very bright and fruity, with some elements that hint towards balanced sherry maturation (golden raisins, strawberries) and others that are more typical for bourbon casks (vanilla, dried coconut). Lots of apples, some gooseberries and a slightly tart side. Quite some mint as well.

Mouth: really fruity again, almost fruit eau-de-vie, showing apples, pears, red berries and prunes. Also some greener notes, peppery oak and aniseed.

Finish: medium long, hints of kirsch and plums, with a coconutty dry note.

All good. Very much what I expect from The Ultimate: good sipping whisky with decent complexity and an affordable price tag. Around € 75.

Score: 85/100