Longmorn 1964 GM

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
46 years old
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
47.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Bottled for
van Wees
Netherlands Netherlands
Added on
26 aug 2011 8:17 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 3414.28

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Whisky reviews for Longmorn 1964 GM

10 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.29 points.

  1. Koning scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    This whisky is quite a revelation to me, I never had such an oldie from the sixties! The nose is to die for, and it's very lively on the palate. Far from the overaged oak juice I suspected it might be like, and it isn't 'oversherried' either. Unfortunately the prices for these kind of whiskies are beyond common sense nowadays.
    • Nose
      95 95
      What a joy to nose this one, it's so incredibly refined and layered! It's fruity at first, with uncommon fruits: star fruit (carambola), something like fermented citrus fruits, blueberries, and stewed rhubarb with sugar and raisins. It's also quite floral, but on the sweet side, almost bordering perfume. Fried bacon, balsamico and asparagus give it a lovely savoury edge. Not a regular sherry bomb!
    • Taste
      92 92
      It's very soft and juicy. The juiciness stems from the fruits: tropical passion and citrus fruits, rhubarb compote and apple treacle. The softness resembles Belgian praliné chocolates, the alcohol is totally integrated as well. It a bit spicy too, but it is far from an overly spicy and dry herbal dram I suspected an oldie like this one might be like.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Very long and gentle. It's creamy with milk chocolate and a load of sweet passion fruits and fermented citrus fruits. Some oriental spices peek around the corner, and ultimately give it a more oaky feeling. I also get some oxalic acid : the dry mouth feel you get after eating too much spinach or rhubarb. Sounds bad, but I liked it!

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  3. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
      Sumptuous sherry goddess. More rounded compared to the 66. More wood influence in the beginning, but slowly disappears after a while. More aromatic, honey, chocolate, and getting more traction over time. Slightly farmy and earthy, which is a pleasant surprise.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Gentle arrival on the palate, slightly less intense compared to the nose. Some cocoa and coffee, red fruits.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Bitter oranges, slightly dry. More aromatic and floral. Bit of herbs.

  4. leeho scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Red fruits, dried fruits, liquorice, marzipan, chocolate, toffee, orange, grapefruit, precious woods, nutmeg, herbs, excellent sherried longmorn

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 93 points Photo Moderator

    Very complex and mature sherry cask, not yet a sherry bomb but close to overpowered, the fine hints of leather are pleasant and don't bother me - overall great stuff!
    • Nose
      94 94
      Bags of dried fruits, plums, figs, dates, some nuts and raisins, plenty of cooked oranges, spices, nutmeg, cloves, acacia honey, pipe tobacco, some brown sugar, hints of (good) leather, dark chocolate, little cocoa, deep sherry wood - excellent!
    • Taste
      93 93
      Oily, creamy, liquorice, good sweetness, more dried fruits, nuts, marzipan, toffee, dark chocolate, sherry wood, spices, tobacco, cocoa, hints of leather again but good, little tannic - great!
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long, warm, more sherry wood, more tannic, spices, little herbs, tobacco, some leathery notes - very good!

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. Black Widow scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  11. j j scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  12. 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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