Longmorn

Longmorn 10 Years Old Batch 3 (48.3%, That Boutique-Y Whisky Company, 1793 Bottles, 2019)

Longmorn 10 Years Old Batch 3

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 48.3%
  • Age: 10 years Old
  • Bottling: That Boutique-Y Whisky Company
  • Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost: £76.95 available from Master of Malt
  • Origin: Longmorn distillery
  • Vintage: undeclared

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What they say

Back in 1894, the Longmorn distillery was founded in Speyside. Four years later, the founder John Duff founded a second distillery a couple hundred metres from Longmorn, called Longmorn 2: Electric Boogaloo (maybe not that last part, but it was called Longmorn 2 until it became BenRiach). The two distilleries worked together, and eventually had a private railroad built between them to transport barley, peat and other sundries. In fact, if you visit Longmorn today, you’ll find a steam engine in the distillery – a sneak peek of which you can see on our Longmorn label.

Official tasting notes:

  • Nose: Sponge cake with honey and strawberry jam initially, then a bit of floral barley and toasted oats. A hint of orchard fruit and wood spice underneath.

  • Palate: Baking spice, toffee and dark fruits, with some minty herbal notes, orange zest and drying oak.

  • Finish: Black pepper heat develops alongside white grapes and shortbread.

What I say

Door #12 in That Boutique-Y Whisky Company’s 2019 Advent Calendar is this 10 year old single malt hailing from Longmorn distillery in Speyside.

This post was sponsored by That Boutique-Y Whisky Company by provision of their 2019 Advent Calendar.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Light refractive gold (6/20), medium tears and slow-forming medium legs.
  • Nose: Sweet honey, floral then fruit, apple, pear, strawberry, malty barley and porridge oats, milled barley flour, honey cakes.
  • Taste: Toffee, caramel, golden syrup flapjacks, cinnamon and white pepper spices, strawberries coated in icing sugar and black pepper, oaty with more golden syrup and spices.
  • Finish: Medium-long, dry spice followed by sweet honey.

Overall

A little bit spice and a lovely hint of florality on the nose, on the palate this has much more spirit character than cask for me and again I’m drawn to the conclusion that this is a lovely spirit-driven expression thanks to refill cask maturation. Very little oak in here but lots of drinkable Longmorn spirit.

Score 84/100

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