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Overall rating 13 votes 91.36
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

€ 574,71

1 bottle available

Lowest price on Market: € 490,00

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My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 22
Taste 22
Finish 23
Balance 23

Tastingtags

4 Notes

whioli
Expert Senior whioli Review note
11 Jun 2014 4:27 pm
whioli gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
91
Nose
89
Initial taste
91
Body
89
Finish
91
Price
95
Presentation
95
Malt Hans
Connoisseur Malt Hans Note
25 Oct 2013 6:00 pm
Malt Hans gave this whisky 91 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.

Ralph Hiltrup
Expert Senior Ralph Hiltrup Note
10 Sep 2012 8:53 pm
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.

Ralph Hiltrup
Expert Senior Ralph Hiltrup Note
10 Sep 2012 8:00 pm
Tasting Notes by Tim F

N:
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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