Longmorn 1969 GM

Overall rating
92.68/100
votes
31
Whiskybase ID
WB23809
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Original Cask - Natural High Strength
Vintage
1969
Stated Age
19 years old
Strength
61.5 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
22 jun 2011 1:02 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 1387.50

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31 × member ratings

6 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Longmorn 1969 GM

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.68 points.

  1. Calmar scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A good representative of the classic woody profile, full-bodied, rich, bright, the aroma, taste / finish were especially successful, unfortunately spoiled by excessive oak sharpness and bitter derivatives. Adding water corrects the situation, essentially changing nothing, but smoothing and softening the bitterness, though at the expense of some loss of density in taste.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, fresh and vibrant woods, planed board, carpentry, lemon peel, floral herbal notes, vanilla, sweet candy motifs, new sneakers, some mineral tones, deep-fried vegetables, drying plaster, a little varnish and resin.
    • Taste
      Calm, rich, tart oak, bark bitterness, leather goods, oily notes, tablet bitterness, sweet creamy tones, harsh mineral-industrial undertones, some chocolate and coffee.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, oak, grapefruit peel, leather goods, some creamy notes, tobacco leaf, ginger.

  2. Henry Wolf scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Nose
    Leather, nuts, light minerality, woody notes, sorbet, light baked notes, medicinal herbs, nuts again, creaminess, rosin, spices, light exotic fruits
    22
    Taste
    Bright, fiery, sweet, with an acidic continuation again turning into sweetness, gooseberries, currants, the presence of old age
    23
    Aftertaste
    Long lasting, napalm effect, peppery, sweetness, leather, light spices, currants, red apple
    23
    Balance
    Powerful Celtic, the least changed over the years of the reservation
    23
    91/100

  3. HansG scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Tasted again at Whisky+ Beijing 2021.

    The bottle I tasted this time was consumed till at less than a half fill, but the palate and the aroma are fully opened and very relaxed. Last time i rated it till 93 point because of the clear structure, fresh fruity, and some herbal finish complexity. This time i will add one more point because the tannic notes reduced in amount— it sure developed and improved with some air in the bottle!

  4. JasonWhiskyWise scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    Pink grapefruit galore, passionfruit and citrus oils, fresh and yet so beautifully balanced. Wow!

  5. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Eucalyptus menthol sherry cooked fruits apricot jam, peach, toffee, raisins, brilliant

  6. detachedblue scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A classic Longmorn, very sweet and tropical, tasted H2H with Longmore 1969 Highlander label: https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/23047/longmorn-1969-gm#note-container
    This one is very tropical-driven on the nose. However, a bit drying on the palate, more sherry influenced.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Tropical, dried apricots, and mango, very sweet, dried raisins, jammy, marmalade. A wonderfully sherried nose that lures you. Very clean and concentrated.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Slightly disappointed here, very sweet and raisin-driven, treacle, and jam, but the oak is playing at the same time, a tad drying and bitter. A lot of fresh-cut herbs, mints, spring onions, still a damn good whisky for sure. The body would be better only if it could be a little more oily.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long, concentrated marmalade, honey, sweet orange.

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