Longmorn 1998 ED

Overall rating
88.78/100
votes
36
Whiskybase ID
WB192135
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Edition Spirits (ED)
Bottling serie
The First Editions
Vintage
1998
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Refill Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
HL 18528
Number of bottles
163
Strength
57.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L21 126 21/04/46 PB
Barcode
5060354276235
Bottled for
Alba Import
Added on
20 sep 2021 2:19 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 199.90

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36 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Longmorn 1998 ED

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.78 points.

  1. WhiskeryTurnip scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This was a tropical delight with a lovely oily body and a long-lasting finish. It did not need any water, and I agreed with a comment on Whiskybase that water accentuated some of the bitter wood on the finish— it was better straight up. The dram was a bit simple at times; I wished there was more structure and more transition between different layers of flavor, but overall, a beautiful tropical Longmorn and precisely what I was hoping for.
    • Nose
      Fruity, herbal, and creamy. The aroma left me adrift between notes of grilled watermelon and tropical fruit syrups— shave ice lathered in lychee, guava, strawberry, and creamy condensed milk. Creamy notes hinted at a scoop of vanilla ice cream in the center, while dried mango, apricots, and fruit butter promised roadside snacks. Herbal and woody undercurrents shifted behind the fruit with dried grass, bamboo furniture, and the mellow salty minerality of limestone tide pools.
    • Taste
      Medium-bodied and bursting with syrupy tropical fruits— lychee and guava danced on the palate with hints of salty li hing mui and sweet vanilla cream. Coconut, mandarin oranges, and a touch of sweet chilis carried through with a subtle herbal undercurrent. Tropical fruit and wood again on the finish with buttery shortbread and sweetened condensed milk. A few drops of water accentuated the fruit on the finish and pushed up some of the drying, slightly bitter, woody notes on the finish.
    • Finish
      Lingering notes of tropical fruits and coconut.

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  3. Killswitch scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. grinface scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Quite tasty, but neither overly drinkable nor complex. A difficult to explain category in a space between. I have no idea if I would be happy with a whole bottle and who it is made for. Or maybe I'm just not a Longmorn fan?

    Full review, alongside six other whisky from Speyside region: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2022/02/17/noch-mehr-speyside-im-glas-2/

  5. dapoinbua scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. rolabob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  7. hawk31 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Clear recommendation not to add water to this Longmorn! That makes it unpleasantly bitter in taste and finish.

    Otherwise a top bottling, as you would imagine a good Speysider from a bourbon barrel. The price is marginal at around € 140 at the time of publication.

  8. knopfler99 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A bottling with only 163 bottles from a refill bourbon barrel, not colored, not cool-filtered and in considerable cask strength, with these key data, the bottling will probably not be with the dealers for very long. I've been thinking about how to rate this Longmorn for a long time. With what has recently come onto the market in a comparable way, often even more expensive, I'm finally excited about this dram again. The Longmorn really makes you want more, something to slobber and enjoy.
    92 points from me with a tendency to 93, which I should actually give for the PLV and in the current market environment.
    • Nose
      92 92
      The amber-colored Longmorn draws beautiful streaks in the 1920's Blenders glass. Wow and then what a nice start with a hefty 57.5% - but this incredibly well integrated in a large basket full of fruit, not the alcohol tickles in the nose, but an incredible number of aromas that are wonderfully carried by the whole alcohol strength. Ripe cherries and cinnamon cakes, in the background with notes of vanilla and raisins, a nose that I really like and that I like to spend a lot of time with.
    • Taste
      93 93
      In the mouth, the filling continues what the nose suggests. The Longmorn feels very soft with an eerie load of flavors. It now has even more depth, with darker fruits, nuts and very light bitter, woody notes. No alcohol that would interfere despite undiluted cask strength. Each sip offers a potpourri of pleasant fruity flavors and a piece of cocoa or chocolate for an early autumn evening. Nothing is watered down, nothing is disruptive, everything fits. It literally makes your mouth water.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Getting slightly drier, it warms the whole mouth. After the last sip, some of the soft mouthfeel remains for a pleasantly long time.

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