After the excellent Woodwinters Isle Solera I was keen to try more.
This Longmorn The One ‘Fiadhaich’, a 27 year-old distilled in 1989, was acquired by Woodwinters several years ago but they held on to it until the time was right to bottle. This is said to be an entire cask (with quite some angel’s share indeed.
Longmorn ‘Fiadhaich’ 27 yo 1989
(54,6%, Woodwinters ‘The One’ 2017, hogshead, 50 cl, 185 btl.)
Nose: a mineral fruitiness. Apples, pineapple, then some spicy honey and coconut shavings. Freshly sawn oak and a little pepper. There’s also a fragrant, slightly solventy edge. Marzipan and marshmallow, plum eau-de-vie. Linseed oil, wet chalk and soft grassy notes. Very natural,
Mouth: still a pure, fruity core. Yellow plums, pineapple, peaches, maybe a hint of mango. Great Longmorn fruits. Vanilla, popcorn and brown sugar. Still a few mineral / chalky undertones. Caraway seeds, gingery white oak.
Finish: medium, still quite fruity, with a hoppy beer-like note and liquorice.
A very good natural Speysider, with exemplary Longmorn fruits and the typical aromatics of many years in white oak. Available from Master of Malt or Woodwinters direct.