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Overall rating
91.27/100
votes
54
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Reserve
Vintage
24.12.1964
Bottled
06.2011
Stated Age
46 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
5614
Number of bottles
378
Strength
47.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
AA/JGIA
Barcode
5020613030626
Bottled for
van Wees
Added on
26 Aug 2011 8:17 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1637.87

26 × in wishlist

54 × member ratings

33 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Longmorn 1964 GM

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.27 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Candied Syrup

    After Bob’s taste bomb (Longmorn 1972) another pal – Jonas – offered me an even older Longmorn, also bottled for van Wees by Gordon & Macphail in their so-called Reserve series. This Longmorn from 1964 matured for a whopping 46 long years in the same type of cask – 1st Fill Sherry – and thus has the same compelling color. Let’s party on!

    Very lovely, but soft, dark and sweet nose on plums, rum raisins, coffee and tobacco. Candied syrup galore. Cigar box, caramel, rhubarb marmalade and pear drops. Very seductive but just a tad to soft to blow me away completely. Don’t get me wrong: this is a stunning nose!

    It is silky soft on the palate, but very tasty. The dark fruit comes first, followed by a soft spiciness of nutmeg and cloves, cinnamon and some pepper, but it never turns piquant. That’s just fine. The fruit offers up a bright note of oranges and chocolate, chewing tobacco and plum marmalade. A moment of silence ensues.

    The finish is the clincher! Wonderfully long, spicy and warm, dark and sweet and simply delicious.

    It comes very close to the 1972 that was bottled at 39 years of maturation, but the (much) lower ABV makes this one more docile. This is rather OMG instead of OMFG. But boy, Jonas, what a grand whisky indeed! Thx for sharing.

  2. penumbra scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    You can pack a single barrel, but it is not necessary.
    • Nose
      Italian balsamic vinegar, absinthe, tobacco, sage root, decayed to fluffy sherry bucket, cocoa, deep-baked mantening with Brazil, raisins, black currant, toffee, black fruit compote, amber walnuts, golden dates, A small amount of animal fat and condensed milk. In a word, I, black syrup, hit money.
    • Taste
      The acidity is amazing, probably an O-barrel. Compared with the smell, there are many fresh Rosaceae fruits. The appearance of tannin makes the taste slightly thin. The latter part quickly turns into caramel, coffee grounds, tobacco shreds, nutmeg, pepper, and latex paint.
      Strong, fat-like, slightly sweet, sour, astringent and bitter.
    • Finish
      For a long time, a small amount of table salt, oak spicy and bitter, Coptis.

  3. marc_bo scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Wonderful Sherry Whisky. Amazing Taste. Extremely nice colour. Great dram...
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. Black Widow scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 630,-€ at Whiskyauction 01/2016

  5. j j scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  6. j j scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    tasted 2011 potstill festival.

    great complexity. low abv.. reduces couple of points

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