Longmorn

Longmorn 23 Years Old 1991 Celebration of the Cask (57.4%, Carn Mor, Cask #94953, 191 Bottles, 2015)

Longmorn 23 Years Old 1991 Celebration of the Cask

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 57.4%
  • Age: 23 Years Old
  • Bottling: Carn Mor, Celebration of the Cask
  • Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost: £discontinued
  • Origin: Longmorn distillery
  • Vintage: 1991

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What they say

23 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Longmorn distillery, matured in a single cask. This was distilled in April 1991 and set aside to mature until February 2015, when Càrn Mòr came along and bottled it for their Celebration of the Cask range. 191 bottles were produced.

Official tasting notes:

  • Nose: Buttered crumpets, apple turnovers and gingerbread – smells like a bakery, basically.
  • Palate: More baked good goodness on the palate – rye bread and cherry bakewells. A hint of cardamom and coriander spiciness develops.
  • Finish: Buttery and mellow on the finish.

What I say

The second in our duet of Longmorn expressions was this 23 year old, distilled in 1991 and bottled by Carn Mor as part of their Celebration of the Cask range. Distilled 30/04/1991 and matured in a Hogshead until bottled 02/02/2015.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Dark yellow gold (9/20), thin legs and fine tears.
  • Nose: Fruity, greengage, apple, galia melon, kiwi and a hint of pineapple, sappy and resinous, cedar wood, floral, herbal, ginger and baking spices, very green – like a frogs’ pocket.
  • Taste: Green apple, sherbet, quite sour like bramley or cooking and granny smith apples, bittersweet, cedar wood, herbal rosemary, rosemary and apple jelly, floral honeysuckle, resinous wood, pine and oak.
  • Finish: Medium-long, sweet and woody sugars.

Overall

An unusal old Longmorn, very fruity but also herbal and resinous wood influences from the cask, a real delight.

Score 87/100

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