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Overall rating
91.36/100
votes
16
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Speciality Drinks Ltd (SMS)
Bottling serie
Masterpieces
Vintage
05.05.1978
Stated Age
31 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
135
Strength
58.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 Nov 2010 4:27 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 571,59

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91
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90
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90
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89
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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

  1. whioli scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. Malt Hans scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    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.

  3. Ralph Hiltrup did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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

    pie.

    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

    (sorrel, coriander).

    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.

  4. Ralph Hiltrup did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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

    attention.

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