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Overall rating
91.90/100
votes
104
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
Added on
26 Aug 2011 8:30 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 777,82

61 × in wishlist

104 × member ratings

91 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Longmorn 1972 GM

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.90 points

  1. penumbra scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    Where to see Longmorn, Stratisla is particularly suitable for a long time Shirley barrel Chen, now is the coach.
    • Nose
      Far from the fruit, it is full of red wine vinegar, peach red, black syrup syrup, grape flavored aerated soft candy and other sweet silk, but also with less moist wood.

      Close up, latte, low bitter black, caramel, oak, almond fennel, honey icing nuts, mud, Manzanilla/Amontillado, tobacco, herbal aroma, a little fat, mushroom, soy sauce and squid.

      After adding a drop of water, a lot of fruity air fresheners, blueberries, grapes, plums and other black fruit.

      Although there are many oaks, the taste is not suffocating, and the sweetness of the nuts is more fruitful than the similar years.
    • Taste
      Diluted tropical fruit juice, low acid and high sweetness, peach, orange, pomegranate, grape, lemon fragrance, citrus peel oil.

      The herbal flavors are more gratifying, sea salt caramel chocolate, Piccolo coffee, compound grass coral lozenges, mint, gingerbread man, baked sweet almonds, walnut leather, a small amount of pepper, tobacco and leather.

      It’s sweet.
    • Finish
      Medium, blackcurrant, walnut, cocoa, coffee, licorice, lemongrass.

  2. Cheng Chee Kaan scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Thanks lukeboone for the dram
    • Nose
      94 94
      A bright and fresh arrival, a big surprise as this malt was matured for 39 years in 1st fill sherry butt. Abundances of dried fruits, with prunes the most prominent. Dong Guai (Chinese herbs), dark chocolate, blueberry fruit jam, leather and rubber. All these were blend together harmoniously, with that killing freshness. Fruit cakes appear after a few sips.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Impeccable freshness, red berries, more prunes and dried apricot, nice honeyed ginger, lovely mocha. Red fruits' sweetness, with some oakiness. The mouth-feel is perfectly jammy.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long, with lots of dried fruits, some oak, ginger, and very jammy.

  4. Goethe scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    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
    • 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.

  5. KayMeertens scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • 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.

  6. Longmorn66 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    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...

  7. Rozenbankje scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      92 92

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  9. p4blo scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    A grand, majestic whisky. I loved it.
    • 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.

  10. squaadgras scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

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