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Longmorn 1972 GM

Overall rating 82 votes 91.85
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Reserve
Vintage
06.03.1972
Bottled
06.2011
Stated Age
39 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
1084
Number of bottles
422
Strength
53.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5020613030701
Bottled for
van Wees
Market
nl Netherlands
Added on
26 Aug 2011 8:26 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

66 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 23
Taste 23
Finish 23
Balance 23

Tastingtags

9 Notes

Goethe
Expert Senior Goethe Tasting note
16 Sep 2017 9:30 pm
Goethe gave this whisky 94 points
Color
Mahogany
Nose

Red and dark fruits, old leather, tobacco, dark berries, mushrooms and old furniture.

Taste

Red and dark fruits, old leather, tobacco, dark berries (blackberries, ripe currants), mushrooms and old furniture.

Finish

Long. Dark fruits and dark chocolate.

Comments

Amazing Longmorn, well done by GM, this bottling is something for the long term maturation First Fill Sherry Butt fraction.

Concerning price/performance ratio: 6/10

KayMeertens
Specialist KayMeertens Tasting note
14 Apr 2016 11:51 pm
KayMeertens gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Tawny
Nose

Red fruits and raisin. Soon something like cabbage or cauliflower in broth that draws the attention because it's such an unusual note. When that withdraws to the background let's return to the fruit: cranberry and blackberry. Furthermore caramel and a little melon. Then cigars in a box and eventually apple syrup. It closes rather than further opening when in the glass for over 15 minutes.

Taste

Cranberry, tobacco and leather. But also a surprisingly fresh fruitiness of peach candy and maybe even some blood orange. Definitely unexpected for first fill sherry at this age. A little mocha.

Finish

Dark cherry, peach and dark chocolate.

Comments

Was on my wishlist and I do love it, but at current prices (600 euros) I'm going to skip it anyway. Guess I should have acted more quickly.

Longmorn66
Member Senior Longmorn66 Note
09 Mar 2016 6:49 pm
Longmorn66 gave this whisky 92 points

Opened yesterday. Just on light smoke and Mon Cheri, rather sweet than dry, full of taste but alcohol perfectly integrated. Will see in some weeks how it evolves...

A la longue je devrais essayer le sherry vieillli en fût de single malt...
Rozenbankje
Expert Senior Rozenbankje Review note
08 Mar 2016 1:49 am
Rozenbankje gave this whisky 93 points
Weighted Rate
92.6
Nose
93
Initial taste
94
Body
93
Finish
92
Price
90
Presentation
92
My Collection
Hvdree
Connoisseur Hvdree Review note
03 Dec 2015 11:50 pm
Hvdree gave this whisky 92 points
Weighted Rate
92
Nose
93
Initial taste
92
Body
93
Finish
92
Price
90
Presentation
90
Nomnomnomnomnomnom...
p4blo
Expert Senior p4blo Tasting note
01 Dec 2015 12:33 pm
p4blo gave this whisky 97 points
Color
Old oak
Nose

Gentle smoke and oak wood at first, earthy notes with mushrooms, wet grass, then soy sauce, a hint of rubber. After a while, the more fruity side starts revealing itself with tons of dark fruits and a whiff of lemon grass. Ever changing.

Taste

A fruit explosion with all kinds of berries - blackberries, blueberries, raspeberries, you name it. A layer of oranges and lemons.

Finish

This gently transforms to blackcurrant liquer and maracuja and lasts long after the last sip.

Comments

A grand, majestic whisky. I loved it.

squaadgras
Connoisseur squaadgras Review note
12 Oct 2015 10:36 pm
squaadgras gave this whisky 92 points
Weighted Rate
91.6
Nose
92
Initial taste
92
Body
93
Finish
91
Price
90
Presentation
90
art-bett
Expert Junior art-bett Note
27 May 2014 1:10 pm
art-bett gave this whisky 92 points


FARBE: dunkles mahagoni

NASE: Gebrannte Mandeln, fetter Sherry, Kommodenlack, frisch aufgebrühter Pfefferminztee.

GESCHMACK: Schön eingebundener Sherry mit Zarbitterschoki 70% breiten sich in der Mundhöhle aus.
Darauf noch Mon Cheri und Weinbrandbohnen gepaart mit leicht rauchigem Süssholz, Karamell.

ABGANG: Bleibt lange mit allen Geschmacksnuancen am Gaumen bestehen.

FAZIT: Toller Vertreter seiner Zunft, aber Zeit zum Atmen sollte man/frau ihm geben. :top:

Kainen
Expert Junior Kainen Note
11 Oct 2013 6:36 pm
Kainen gave this whisky 94 points

This needs both water and time to open up... but when it does... BAM! WOW! what a dram!

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