- Single Malt
- Speciality Drinks Ltd (SMS)
- Bottling serie
- Stated Age
- 31 years old
- Bourbon Cask
- Number of bottles
- 58.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 07 Nov 2010 4:27 pm
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16 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Longmorn 1978 SMS
4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.36 points
- Spicy and fruity aroma, vanilla, cardamom, honey, cappuccino, mango, ripe orange, plums, peaches, breakfast tea and mint. Marzipan sweet taste, ginger, pepper, mint, sweet lime juice, cardamom, anise, burnt almonds and vanilla. Long, spicy and fruity end.
- Tasting notes by Whiskyfun (Serge Valentin)Owner
of the bottlers Sukhinder Singh is a fan of Longmorn, so no wonder he
chose this cask for this new series called "Masterpieces".
Colour: full gold.
Nose: it`s not a fruitful, exuberant Longmorn at
first nosing, we`re rather more on light toffee and cafe latte with just
a little kirsch on top of that. Coffee-Schnapps? Now, the high alcohol
may block it a bit... So, with water: water unleashed grass, tea and green
bananas, before it settles down on "ideas" of rhum agricole and apple
Mouth (neat): oh, this is one of the zestier
Longmorns ever as it starts all on lemon marmalade, lemon balm, a little
peppermint and maybe a little ginger ale. Creamy mouth feel. More
vanilla after that, a little mead, orange cake...
With water: perfect! Even zestier, orangey, with
some pink grapefruits and hints of marshmallows. Finish: not too long
but very fresh, lemony, with some "zesty herbs" in the aftertaste
Comments: maybe this baby hasn`t got the older ones`
(1968-1972) lusciousness but it`s otherwise quite perfect. Loved the
palate when diluted. - 89 points.
- Tasting Notes by Tim FN:
Classic bourboned Longmorn character, with fresh red apples, honey,
vanilla & coconut, then very fruity with apples, sweet grapefruit,
tinned pears and maybe even a hint of dried bananas. There`s a nuttiness
here too (brazils, hazelnuts). Water lifts some sweet pastry aromas -
think pecan pie.
P: Initially pretty big, dry and mouthfilling at full strength, with
the nuts and the oak building a rock-solid foundation and the appley
fruits making forays to the front. As the palate adjusts after a few
sips, the real nature of this whisky emerges: Smoked vanilla and cocoa;
exquisite honeyed fruitiness; an array of patisserie aromas; all resting
on a bed of impossibly well-defined oak and warming spices. Comes over
all apple pie and pink grapefruit when a few drops of water are added,
with the fruits really bursting out of the glass.
F: Good length; warm, with fading spices. Holds together well all the way to the death.
C: Initially seems a bit foreboding, quite austere and impenetrable.
Patience and a small amount of water are well rewarded as the palate
blossoms. A serious whisky requiring and deserving of one`s full