Longmorn

15 Years Old

ABV 45%
REVIEWED Issue 28, Issue 46, Issue 55
Specifications
Brand: Longmorn
Expression: 15 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 15 years old
ABV: 45%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Editor's Choice
Issue 55
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Longmorn Distillery, Longmorn, Elgin, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Fresh, marshmallow, maltiness.
Palate: Smooth, sweetish, delicious, clean. Spun sugar. Never cloying, though. Crunchy dryness.
Finish: Flowery. Rose water. Briar-like dryness.
Comment: I had never noticed the rose water note before, I also find it in Linkwood - from the same valley.
8.8
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Smooth, rich and elegant. Fruity weight: semi-dried soft fruits (peach), fresh cherry, toffee, tea leaf, pecan, toasted nut. Superb balance.
Palate: Ripe. Clootie dumpling mix, damson, cinnamon dusted on top of rich honeyed soft fruit. Light wood oils. Packed with flavour.
Finish: Long, ripe, dark fruits.
Comment: This has fantastic complexity and balance. Subtle yet powerful. Seamless. Very good.
8.8
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Deliciously floral. Narcissus, hyacinth. Followed by a rich fruity mix. Lemon sherbet. Greengage pie. Honey. Toffee. A real complexity.
Palate: Round, satisfying. Beautiful silk feel. Citrussy. Grapefruit. Lime. Apricots.
Finish: Lingering, on the tongue, nearly bubbly. Nutty.
Comment: A rewarding marriage of weight and elegancy.
8.8
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Silvestry, wet moss, fern. A heady floral note. Gillyflower? Marshmallow. Slowly developing on fudgy aromas. A real complexity.
Palate: Velvety, appetising smoothness. Fudge, evaporated milk. Lovely spicy tang.
Finish: Dry, spicy. Toasted almonds. A hint of marzipan.
Comment: That frisky Speysider judiciously bottled at 45% has a lot to deliver. Will certainly light up a zen moment.
8.5
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Soft, with those baked fruits again (peach, apple) with caramel, sticky toffee pudding and a hint of damp chamois leather.
Palate: Substantial and well built, the soft fruits sitting within a firm structure, and a lovely Murray mint note.
Finish: Nutty.
Comment: A cracker. Now Pernod will you please do what Seagram refused to do and start selling it (and Strathisla)?
8.5
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Rich, sweet and generous. Coconut, cooked plum, spice (ginger), apple peel, hazelnut, passion fruit. Hard toffee deepening into liquorice.
Palate: Soft and syrupy, then a grip of oak. Chocolate truffle, spice, toffee apple. Oak clamps up quickly.
Finish: Spicy, nutmeg.
Comment: Great nose, but don't add water.
7.8
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