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Overall rating
89.40/100
votes
14
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
Barcode
5060354276235
Added on
20 Sep 2021 2:19 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 199.90

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14 × member ratings

36 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Longmorn 1998 ED

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.40 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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