Tasting Notes from Serge V. (Whiskyfun.com, 27/01/2014):
Colour: full amber.
Nose: the digestif will win it, no doubt about that and that was to be expected. It's one of these stunning old-style Longmorns that were fatter and oilier than more modern offerings. Stunning nose, full of beeswax, old turpentine, apricot jam, earthy pu-erh tea, pipe tobacco, metal polish, date wine, chocolate liqueur, mushrooms, old balsamic vinegar... All this is really stunning. With water: even more so. A box of puros from Cuba's best factory. And I'm very fond of these touches of parsley in the background.
Mouth (neat): this is liquid honey blended with limejuice and a whole bottle of prohibition-time cough syrup (I imagine). Totally exceptional whisky, I especially adore these sherry monsters that show great balance because of a zesty/tarty side. With water: well, maybe it's time to call the anti-maltoporn brigade. Please...
Finish: long, more on orange liqueurs and old Sauternes from a great year. There's something slightly muscaty as well, and some mint, and some liquorice...
Comments: extremely impressive, some of these old Longmorns were simply unbeatable. Well done, Nadi, this one goes straight into the Pantheon.
SGP:562 - 94 points.