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Longmorn 2005 NSS

Overall rating
89.69/100
votes
137
Whiskybase ID
WB160310
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
North Star Spirits (NSS)
Bottling serie
Cask Series 010
Vintage
03.2005
Bottled
06.2020
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
596
Strength
63.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
11 Jun 2020 9:59 pm by Double Barrel
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 195.56

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Whisky Reviews for Longmorn 2005 NSS

33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.69 points

  1. GIngi scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Wow...
    • Nose
      strong, intense sherry. The aromas are there immediately and have an incredible impact. Old style sherry - polished furniture and leathery.
    • Taste
      The intensity blows your mind. Incredible aromatic sherry power with chocolate, coffee and the finest leather. Old school!
    • Finish
      Laaaaang

  2. thijs100 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    One for the sherry lovers, this is a fantastically balanced, in-your-face, domineering single malt.
    • Nose
      Big sherry bomb. Rich and voluptuous with a lot of syrupy fruits, strawberry marmelade, sweet cherries, figs and plenty of chocolate as well. Finally a whiff of umami-ish soy.
    • Taste
      Thick and syrupy mouthfeel, but surprisingly drinkable at such a high strength. It reminds me of that series of young Glenrothes from Adelphi, but a little more developed. Nice ground coffee notes, cocoa powder and plenty of dried red fruits. Water opens up a syrupy, brighter side with a touch of menthol and cough syrup. Recommended.
    • Finish
      More of the above. Long and drying.

  3. Arwen did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    whiskyfun.com:

    Colour: reddish mahogany. Nose: hot n’ spicy sherry! Lots of paprika, maraschino juices, cocktail bitters, a few pencil shavings, black coffee and rose cordial. For lovers of this rather punchy, modern sherry style this should be rather heavenly, although I find it ever so slightly on the heavy side. Some salted caramel fudge and suggestions of burnt toffee apple. With water: lots of hessian, dry earthiness, roasted hazelnuts, more strong coffee notes and a few cola cubes. Mouth: rather aggressive on the alcohol side obviously, but you also have these pretty grippy and assertive tannins. Lots of bitter chocolate nibs, strong black tea, five spice, cloves and graphite oil. Powerful stuff! Some salted treacle too. With water: the texture becomes quite satisfyingly rich and luxurious, this chocolate sauce vibe ensues while the tannins calm down slightly and take on a creamy edge. Also rather a lot of stuff like Marmite and date molasses. Gets very sticky and showing quite a few bitter herbal extracts. Finish: long, rather meaty, some gamey hints that allude to mature pinot noir, soy sauce, raspberry jam and mint choc chip. Comments: Plenty fun to be had here as long as you have your pipette handy. As with so many of these modern sherried beasts, this is a very entertaining whisky, but I’d struggle to ‘entertain’ more than a dram at a time (get your coat Angus!) Anyway, I feel like you yourself will have a pretty clear idea whether you’ll kill your grandma to get a bottle of this or leave it on the shelf.
    SGP: 471 - 85 points

  4. Falang scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    For me: a true topper! Wauw! Fruit cake packed with spices - fruity nose with red wine and Madeira (even some pork). Sweet and strong taste with caramel and dried red fruits. Finish is long and complex with hints of metal and red wine. Wauw!
    • Nose
      92 92
      Wow! Red wine, Madeira sause, umami, thyme, red port, caramel, and even some pork. A very good and complex dram - slightly medicinal with black berries at the end of the nose.
    • Taste
      95 95
      Incredible! Strong and warm with strong alcohol that explodes into a wide range of flavours; espresso, nutmeg and oak, caramel, dried red fruits and also sweet red wine, even some grainy biscuits. Bit stoney at the back. Oily in the mouth. Wauw!
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long metallic finish - very balanced with a lot of maturity. Strong alcohol slowly dies out... the red wine comes back and the biscuits too. Lovely!

  5. ThorstenH scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    GIngi's taste description fits very well. Super intense in the mouth, but the alcohol sharpness is also noticeable.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. MartinSchmartin scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Sesame, honey, oil ... Based on these ingredients it could be the arabic / greek dessert "Halva / Helva". But I guess it's a whisky after all.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    very nice dark lively nose - pure sherry barrel, but delicious, Imho no matter which distillate was in the barrel - the barrel is everything.
    the rest is ok but by no means comes close to the nose, is not nearly as tasty and noble. If it has to be dark sherry - you can buy it, I find it too expensive for what it can do ~ 170 € in 2020
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. rampah scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Quite good for its young age. Adding water is almost mandatory here.

    Initial price was around 170€.

  10. mer1973 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

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