Longmorn 15-year-old

Category Single Malt from Speyside, Scotland
Distillery
District Speyside
Bottler Distillery Bottling
Bottled 2006
Age 15 years old
Strength 45.0 % Vol.
Size 700 ml
Price 109.90$ 149.46£ 86.82
Colored
Magnus Hillman Tasting note
less than a week ago
Magnus Hillman gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Honey, light floral notes, malt, oak, orange juice, sweet apple, herbal or grassy notes as well.

Taste

medium bodied with vanilla, honey melon, green fresh apples and artificial orange (I am thinking tic tacs). The oak casks are releasing some good wood spices like nutmeg and subtle soft cardamom.

Finish

Medium in length, subtle spices and fresh fruits with a short hint of black pepper.

Comments

Not bad at all. Personally, I like the 16 years old better but a lot of folks is really into this one. There are some lot older casks in this 15 yo.

(Rating interval 83-87)
whioli Review note
about a week ago
whioli gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
90
Nose
88
Initial taste
91
Body
88
Finish
89
Price
95
Presentation
88
Kim4fan Tasting note
a couple of months ago
Kim4fan gave this whisky 74 points
Color
Deep gold
Nose

Soft, fruits and butterscotch

Taste

Fruits and a tuch of mint

Finish

Nutty

Comments
Kim4fan
KayMeertens Tasting note
less than a year ago
KayMeertens gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Bittersweet with citrus, red apple, marzipan, peach, orange and grass.

Taste

Bitter almonds, orange, malt, vanilla, citrus, honey and a spicy oakiness.

Finish

Marzipan, orange and malt.

Comments

A prototype Speysider. Too bitter for my taste.

Furtia Review note
about a year ago
Furtia gave this whisky 77 points
Weighted Rate
77
Nose
77
Initial taste
79
Body
75
Finish
74
Price
80
Presentation
78
Erik Elixer Note
a couple of years ago
Erik Elixer gave this whisky 85 points

N: malty, light sherry influence, orange and apple (granny smith)
T: malty, grains and sugar
F: spicy
compared with the Longmorn 16 yrs.

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The Macallan Tasting note
a couple of years ago
The Macallan gave this whisky 78 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

Sherry notes, dried fruit, oranges quite complex (reduced: more fruity and aromatic notes, but keeps complex).

Taste

Woody, spicy, sweet and vanilla notes, liqorice-wood (reduced: butter/caramel sweets from Werther's Origional).

Finish

Long, warming with some white pepper.

Comments

This one need some water, but it's a great dram.

alectron Note
a couple of years ago

Since this is the only 15yo in 700ml on whiskybase, everyone will and has rated it as the Longmorn 15yo, no matter if it`s from 2006 or not (it`s a very flawed system as it is. [Either try to have all diffferent bottlings represented via bottling code - or, have one per design change which inevitably will cause rates and comments for different bottling batches. One other approach could be parent releases, where all bottlings of one design/period are parented under a master/parent, and the more detailed ones with bottling codes sit underneath and contribute to the Masters` rating - for people who don`t know or don`t care about specifics such as bottling code et al]). Anyhow enough with the rambling.
 
The MM Rating above is very miss-leading as it applies only to one batch from one of the Maniacs only.

MM ratings for a Longmorn 15yo version from 2000:
Maniac Ratings
Serge Valentin    75
Johannes van den Heuvel    81
Olivier Humbrecht    76
Davin de Kergommeaux    81
Ho-cheng Yao    75
Peter Silver    81
Craig Daniels    81
Lawrence Graham    88
Pit Krause    83
Retired Maniac Ratings
Bert Bruyneel    87
Luc Timmermans    82


MM ratings for a Longmorn 15yo version from 2005:
Maniac Ratings
Johannes van den Heuvel    81
Michel van Meersbergen    82
Robert Karlsson    81
Luca Chichizola    82
Thomas Lipka    84
Tim Puett    84


And finally, the 90pts from above:
MM ratings for a version from 2006 - bottling code LT30209:
Lawrence Graham 90

Remember - whisky scores and impressions are highly subjective and situational by nature - so don't go and buy whisky according to someone else's taste...
Willie JJ Tasting note
a couple of years ago
Willie JJ gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Deep rich stewed orange dusted with sugar and faint vanilla.

Taste

The initial malt gently gives way to a rush of orange that just builds and builds.

Finish

The sweetness grows, overtaking the fruit and lingering for a long time as it dries on the tongue.

Comments

It's just got such great poise and balance this whisky. Relentlessly charming and sadly missed. It's hard to believe that only about 4 or 5 years ago a bottle of this could be had for just over £20. Then we experienced the rebranding curse and the launch of the 16yo for twice the price.

It's better to have drunk it all than never to have drunk at all.
Collector57 Tasting note
a couple of years ago
Color
Burnished
Nose

A lightly sherried nose, and I do get the Christmas-cake notes that Stuart mentions. Vanilla and honey, too. The typical sherry oranges are there and buckets of malt.

Taste

Sherry, followed by a big hit of fruit, quite a bit of vanilla (custard) and barley.

Finish

Slightly astringent, but then with a surge of malt and barley in the back of the throat. Sweet and dry at the same time

Comments


A very nice whisky which it is a shame they discintinued. I haven't got to buying a bottle of the replacement 16yo yet, but it would be difficult to live up to this. I pt it in he top notch - love it!

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Overall rating All versions
114 member votes
85.71
Average review ratings All versions
Weighted Rate
83.15
Nose - Aroma
82.50
Initial taste
85.00
Body
81.50
Finish
81.50
Price
87.50
Presentation
83.00
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