Overall rating
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Calculated age
39 years old
Refill Sherry Butt
57.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
10th Anniversary of The Whisky Exchange
Added on
13 Nov 2009 6:51 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1959.32

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86 × member ratings

59 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Longmorn 1969 GM

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.37 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur


    N: It’s silly season ladies and jelly-spoons. We find ourselves in the high-octane sherry-oaked tincture-zone! I find whiskies of this ilk and at this age, require time and management – something incongruent at festivals.

    T: “Full-on stupid”, says BA. No kidding!
    F: Sweet oak to the max, finishing with a mad bitter-dryness.
    C: Not sure I gave this enough time to score it properly, or maybe I wasn’t in the mood for it this morning!

    Provisionally scores around 88.

  2. detachedblue scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
      Inky sherry, soy sauce, tropical fruits, a sherry monster at its best, greasy, seaweeds, passion fruits. I can sniff this for an entire day!
    • Taste
      89 89
      Sweet and inky, dried plums, then becoming very tanninc, sour, camphor, chocolate spices, a bit flat and mellow. Definitely disappointed after the nose.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Short-medium, sweet wood, sherry.

  3. JasonWhiskyWise scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Overall a very nice well aged Longmorn, one of the more complex ones I've tried and it definitely has its layers about it. The Aroma given sometime in the glass are incredible as it really starts to open and allow those years in the cask to be shared. Tasting notes below.
    • Nose
      95 95
      Stewed fruits begin on the nose, raisin, juicy apples, prunes, succulent plums bursting with character. The underlying oak presence makes an appearance but for me it reminds me of a old sherry cask where the wood is still drenched with sherry. As I move it more around in the glass a sweeter note comes to the surface and reminds me of melting demerara sugar followed on the end with a mid worn leathery note.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Next up the palate and we begin things here with an oily mouth coating texture leading into an explosion of mild spices, cinnamon, star anise and all spice. It then follows through with a more richer dark fruitier presence as I'm now finding Blackcurrants, black berries, and a touch of liquorice before the palate begins to dry on a more woody and nutty ending.
    • Finish
      93 93
      To finally come to the end on this Longmorn, the aromatics of the oak really become further present and almost a walnut note shines through, Tobacco, Dark Chocolate and even a mince pie come to mind on the end. Leaving a nice long finish.

  4. wisekycourse scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    vernis, encaustique vieux, cireux, colle desséchée
    boisterous demolished, strong!
    sherry sur la cerise noire, le raisin écrasé et macéré, sur la quetsche, pas de moisissure par contre
    chocolat noir, a menthe or eucalyptus footwear that gives it a crocheted foot
    • Nose
      caramel, sherry, wood, a little mint
      grapes, nuts
    • Taste
      heat of alcohol
      maderized fruit, cooked
      mildew, crushed and moistened nuts, some dust
      sodden and aged wood
    • Finish
      long, tough, strong !!

  5. el Gato scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  6. el Gato scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Lovely Longmorn
    • Nose
      Lovely nose. Pleasant oaky feel. Menthol. Dried fruits. Medicinal. Rum raisins. Teak oil. Grapefruit.
    • Taste
      Meaty. Red berries. Dried fruits again. Prunes in particular. Grapefruit. Christmas cake. Peachy
    • Finish
      Christmas cake lingers. Dry and long finish. A bit of a Campari feel Cloves. Bitter. Tobacco 

  7. lolo did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Killing as longmorn knows how well we lay
    • Nose
      slightly alcoholic at first sight a barrel brut well as it should
      then notes of plums and polish
      once tamed the nose is much softer almost creamy still on notes of varnished furniture
    • Taste
      powerful, tannic, well-knit woody, macerated fruit and cocoa faithful to longmorn arrives discreetly at the end of the mouth it's a real delight
    • Finish
      we evolve on a softer tannin as after a mouthful of dark chocolate grand cru then the old plum comes back

  8. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 894 € at Whiskyauction in Feb. 2016and for 750 € in Oct. 2015

  9. barryfox915 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Amber.
    Nose: Fresh, quite floral, tannic, on leather, with some
    coriander, tangerines, orange and mushrooms. With time, it becomes quite
    Taste: Very rubbery (freshly made rubber), very intense and
    spicy, peppery, on strawberries, coriander and cumin. The finish is long very
    dry and tannic, spicy, on berries and orange.
    General Impression: An excessively dry, tannic and rubbery
    version of an old Longmorn. I really enjoy old Longmorn, but this is one is very
    to my taste.




  10. eleiko5 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Longmorn 39yo 1969 (57,7%, Gordon & MacPhail for TWE 2009, cask #5305)

    Nose: very rich and intense. Excellent old sherry (chocolate, figs, rancio). Surprisingly fresh notes as well. Violets. Bramble. Black cherry. Furniture wax. Hints of blood oranges. Spicy christmas cake with notes of cinnamon and cardamom. Mint. Mouth: starting mostly on coffee. A bit sour at first and overall rather dry. Figs again with dark chocolate. Developing on spices and strawberry jam. Very intense. A drop of water helps to loose the alcohol and brings out hints of passion fruit. Finish: long with predominant cocoa / coffee. Strong fig notes.

    A great Longmorn for intense sherry lovers. The sherry character is spot on and the power is impressive at such an age. It’s even better with a small drop of water. Around € 240, available from TWE of course but other shops as well.

    Score: 91/100






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