Longmorn 1971 15y alte Originalabfuellung 1986 43% 1Liter
Pure Highland Malt Scotch Whisky
Destilliert ca. 1971
15 Jahre im Fass gereift
Alte Originalabfuellung von ca. 1986 mit 43% in einer 1 Liter Flasche
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Longmorn 15 yo (43%, OB, 1980s)
From a litre bottling most likely produced for duty free around the mid-late 1980s. Colour: gold (some things never change). Nose: another galaxy. Troughs of tropical and green fruits - papaya, mango, guava, melon, banana, star fruit, pineapple - you name it! A truly beautiful, luscious and classically ‘old Longmorn’ aroma. Goes on with notes of blood orange, crystallised lemon peel, a very light waxiness and some freshly bailed hay. Just superb! Mouth: Majestic fruitiness again. Pure, luscious, tropical, full of honey, freshly malted barley, toasted cereals, pumpkin seeds, olive oil and wee hint of chalk. Also some freshly baked breads of various varieties - a warm bakery. Finish: Long, earthy, tropical, faintly waxy and with more lemony and mineral aspects. More of these cereals and hay notes in the aftertaste. Comments: Stellar old Longmorn. Seriously, why don’t contemporary distillers try these bottlings and look to chase after this style of exuberant tropical fruitiness in their own makes? It’s a sorely missed character in whiskies all over the world today if you ask me. Which I know you’re not, so I’ll shut up now.
SGP: 761 - 91 points.