Longmorn

Longmorn 10 Years Old 2008 (52.8%, Claxton’s, Bourbon Barrel #1960-1233 , 275 Bottles, 2019)

Longmorn 10 Years Old 2008 Claxton’s The Single Cask

Whisky Review

  • 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

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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:

  • Nose Fresh apples, pears and sweet plums with slight mineral note; Off-dry wine and crackers with Orange blossom honey.
  • Palate Whipped cream over orange cake, custard pie, candied fruit and cereal energy bar dipped in sweet wine.
  • Finish Long with sweet fruit salad on a biscuit base followed by some wood spice and tobacco ash.

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

Overall

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.

Score 78/100

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