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Longmorn 1971 Sc

Overall rating
92.60/100
votes
38
Whiskybase ID
WB16259
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scott's Selection (Sc)
Vintage
1971
Bottled
1999
Casktype
Oakwood
Strength
57.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
06 Jun 2010 12:13 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 601.20

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38 × member ratings

25 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Longmorn 1971 Sc

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.60 points

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Tropical fruits and sherry maybe a bit oaky, brilliant

  2. WinstonLeonard scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    within the range of sherry whiskies one of the very best. completely balanced, not woody, mot to much sherry. 1 from my top 5 sherry whiskies for some decades now

  3. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Sometimes it is not only about taste, but also about the experience. A personification of liquified wood turned into a beautiful dram with a wide array of old woods, varnish and dusty dried fruits. Maybe not that appetising to the reader, but very well so for the taster. Belter of a cask that was selected by Robert Scott.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Initially the attack is strong and reasonably alcoholic. There is cherry wood, old wood, in fact a complete antique shop, and some varnish. Reminds me also of quite old armagnac. It appear quite austere, without much fruits or freshness. Although, if I try very hard, I can find very faintly some cherries in the background, and dried peaches. This might need some time and water. Indeed with water it softened into a more complex variety of woods, spices and dusty dried fruits. There is a lost strawberry and some dried cherries. Water also increase the balance, and once given some time in the glass, it becomes better and better. More fruits with cherries, apricots on alcohol, the thickest and most intense of blackberry sauces, and forgotten fruity sweets that you sometimes find the pocket of an old jacket. Rum raisins, along with overbaked cakes and frostings. Then meats, like smoked ham, barbecued ribs, and baked liver (and I don’t even like liver). The smoky side pops quite surprisingly, with even suggestions of tobacco and bonfires. For the rest, a beautiful interplay between sherry and wood.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Again very strong with lots of tannins, which we might have expected based on the colour. Lots and lots of extracted wood, maybe the closest I have gotten to liquified wood. Many wood-associated spices like nutmeg and cardamon, and again a smoky side that is even stronger on the palate. Tobacco, hints of cigar ashes, distant bonfires smoke inhaled on an earlier morning on the heath. Curious what water does with this. Yes, even better. This really opens up with many different spices, different peppers, paprika powder, koriander, curry powder, curcuma, dried fruits like raisins, figs, plums, peaches, maybe even pineapples.
    • Finish
      91 91
      What follows is a long dry aftertaste with fresh blueberries, cake crust, caraway, fresh mint, and cardamon. Dusty. Well, it is quite old…

  4. Longmorn66 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Unlike others, this old dark sherry has kept its character (malt!) While taking the best of an old feast and without falling into excess . A marvel that justifies its price. After 2 hours in a glass, it loses notes of encaustic and solvent. D égust ed without adding water.
    • Nose
      Caramel (burnt sugar), sherry, vinous (wood containing wine, a bit like the smell of a cellar), very greedy and round.
    • Taste
      Dry as expected, in contrast with the very round nose, malt, some chocolate but very dark (not mixed with red fruits) some coffee further in the mouth, all in the grapes and the wood or a mixture of both (the cellar perceived in the nose). Bitterness present but not unpleasant, old tannins melted.
    • Finish
      Peppery to finish on a more vinous note that comes with wood and a little bit of coconut at the end. Wooded and fruity final (grape).

  5. Dede scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    State of the art sherry
    cask. Excellent.
    • Nose
      Toute
      l'élégance, l'assurance et la complexité d'un vieux Speyside
      vieilli en fût de sherry. D'abord sur le bois précieux et
      l'encaustique, ainsi que de sympathiques effluves de pain grillé, il
      se développe ensuite sur des notes de chocolat, de figues au sirop,
      d'oranges confites et de vinaigre balsamique avant de laisser
      paraître une pointe subtile d'exotisme. L'aération fait la part
      belle à ces notes fruitées et acidulées. Aucune agressivité au
      nez, et un très beau fondu des arômes.
    • Taste
      Puissante, elle présente
      un fruité exotique bien plus marqué que le nez (fruit de la
      passion), et ce dès l'attaque. Beaucoup de fruits noirs (cassis,
      mûre) aussi. Ce fruité se mêle à l'amertume d'un chocolat
      extra-noir, puis au retour des notes plus douces de figues et
      d'orange confites, avant qu'un boisé tannique parfaitement maîtrisé
      ne vous emmène vers la finale.
    • Finish
      Elle
      est longue, d'une belle intensité, boisée, chocolatée et fruitée.
      Son seul défaut est la présence d'une très légère astringence.

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