Longmorn 10 Years Old 2008 Claxton’s The Single Cask (52.8%, Claxton’s, Bourbon Barrel #1960-1233 , 275 Bottles, 2019)
- ABV: 52.8%
- Age: 10 Years Old
- Bottling: Claxton’s, The Single Cask
- Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
- Cost: £76.95
- Origin: Longmorn distillery
- Vintage: 2008
What they say
Distilled 30/08/2008 at Longmorn distillery and matured for 10 years in Bourbon barrel #1960-1233, this produced 275 bottles at 52.8% after 10 years maturation.
Official tasting notes:
What I say
The first in a duet of Longmorn samples, this 10 year old, single cask/cask strength version produced by Claxton’s was received as a sample from their Spring 2019 release. I have a similar barrel maturing that was distilled at Longmorn in 2014 so was keen to find out how this combination was performing at 10 years maturation.
My tasting notes:
- Appearance: Straw/champagne gold (3/20), slow, fine droplets and thin legs.
- Nose: Sweet and fruity, lemon fresh with orchard fruits; apple, pear, vanilla custard, floral, slightly antiseptic and malted barley.
- Taste: Vanilla and lemon, orange zest, quite crystalline sugary and spirity, menthol, wintergreen, copper metallic and vanilla milkshake.
- Finish: Medium, cereal barley, sugar syrup and soft residual fruits
Young, spirity and possibly refill bourbon? Viewed as a work in progress this shows great potential, some lovely characteristics in here and didn’t need reduced to enjoy.
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