Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:
Longmorn-Glenlivet 13 yo 1974/1988 (46%, Cadenhead's, Black Dumpy) Colour: straw. Nose: this is much drier and much more spirity and grainy, it’s as if Longmorn’s fruitiness needed thirty years or more to come out. It’s also very grassy and almost acrid for a while, before all that mingles with notes of fresh butter and liquorice and gets much nicer as well as a little beefy. Much more ‘Highlands’ than straight ‘Speyside, with little fruitiness, even after a good fifteen minutes of deeeeep nosing. Mouth: very powerful and once again, there’s quite some oak, but the rest is well there and it’s very nice. Just like on the nose, it’s a very grassy combo, with a lot of pepper on top of that. A very powerful whisky, Longmorn being totally unrecognisable here in our opinion. Finish: long, with traces of ‘a sherriness’ but the aftertaste is very grassy and peppery, with even a little salt. Comments: raw and brutal and in that sense quite spectacular. An unusually beastly Longmorn.SGP:272 - 84 points.