Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection


1961, European Oak

ABV 45%
REVIEWED Issue 156
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Brand: Longmorn, Private Collection, Gordon & MacPhail
Expression: 1961, European Oak
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 45%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Gordon & MacPhail
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Apples, pears and honey. Hints of gorse flowers, which move to a more musky floral tone. Pickled walnuts emerge, dark chocolate.
Palate: Sweet but then turns musky again, leather-bound books and roasted hazelnuts. There is a hay-bale note here, whipped goats cheese and honey.
Finish: Doesn’t hang about. It dries swiftly, leaving that goats’ cheese and honey edge.
Comment: Takes you through a whole raft of flavours and aromas as you move from nose to palate.
Taster   Lyndsey Gray
Nose: Peaches, apricots and raisins covering a warm bread and butter pudding. Dark chocolate covered coffee beans, almond flakes and crushed pistachio shells start to overpower the rich fruits.
Palate: Stewed fruits and sour plums, bitter coffee and damp leather overpowers the juicy fruits that appeared on the nose. Cream of mushroom soup and hints of parmesan.
Finish: A short finish with a very sour and bitter consistency.
Comment: Full of fruity promises that do a 180 into an umami receptor sensation overload.
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Longmorn Distillery, Longmorn, Elgin, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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