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Overall rating
91.98/100
votes
126
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Reserve
Vintage
08.03.1972
Bottled
06.2011
Calculated age
39 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
1084
Number of bottles
422
Strength
53.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
AA/JGIE
Barcode
5020613030701
Bottled for
van Wees
Added on
26 Aug 2011 8:30 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1300.00

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Whisky Reviews for Longmorn 1972 GM

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.98 points

  1. Andytka3 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    N- Chocolate-y malt nuances opened up with elegant nuttiness, sweet herb-y and tinge of greens lightness, a touch of petro comes as welcoming surprise, before an array of dried fruits arrived, raisins, hawthorn, prunes and whispering spice note of cigar. Resin encased with candy shells. Clove and nutmeg with hints of soy and floral developed. (96/24)

    P- Nuts with herb oilmen in harmony, spice sweet on tip swamp by bold bone dry tannin, old ink pad, sugary orange bitter at back palate with phenol on the distant. (91/22)

    F- Long, initial burst of dates with crushed roasted walnuts, full and packed with good strength, echoing fragrant of clove and nutmeg. (93/23)

    B/B- 93/23

    Weighted Rate- 92pt

    Cr-2, Fr-1, Fl2, Pt-0, Ft-1 Sp-0, Wd-4, Wn-4, Sc-2
    • Nose
      N- Chocolate-y malt nuances opened up with elegant nuttiness, sweet herb-y and tinge of greens lightness, a touch of petro comes as welcoming surprise, before an array of dried fruits arrived, raisins, hawthorn, prunes and whispering spice note of cigar. Resin encased with candy shells. Clove and nutmeg with hints of soy and floral developed. (96/24)
    • Taste
      P- Nuts with herb oilmen in harmony, spice sweet on tip swamp by bold bone dry tannin, old ink pad, sugary orange bitter at back palate with phenol on the distant. (91/22)
    • Finish
      F- Long, initial burst of dates with crushed roasted walnuts, full and packed with good strength, echoing fragrant of clove and nutmeg. (93/23)

      B/B- 93/23

      Weighted Rate- 92pt

      Cr-2, Fr-1, Fl2, Pt-0, Ft-1 Sp-0, Wd-4, Wn-4, Sc-2

  2. Jim_my_whisky did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    From Whiskyfun,

    Colour: deep amber. Nose: awow, classic and classy old sherry plus Longmorn between stewed apples – rather poached in red wine - soy sauce/balsamico and old style cough syrup. Add some chocolate, a few raisins, two or three prunes and that’s it. With water: that famous old rancio, very old cognac-like, juicy black raisins, fresh pipe tobacco, and prunes soaked in Armagnac. A ta santé! Mouth (neat): it’s a bit weird now. Not that it isn’t excellent but there’s some extreme liquorice and heavy coffee plus something akin to burnt plastic. How strange… Let’s see what water will do to it. With water: remains a bit strangish. There’s this bizarre note behind it, hard to describe, rather around a mix of burnt sugar, iron and ‘industrial’ orange juice (Fanta?) this time. All the rest remains stunning. Cloves, gingerbread… Finish: long, spicy. A lot of caraway, juniper, mint, liquorice… Cocoa in the aftertaste. Comments: I’m in a moral dilemma. It’s stunning whisky form first fill sherry wood and there’s only one single off-note that may simply have come from one single bottle. Bah, I’ll simply not score it, that’s all. SGP:562 – no points (that’s not zero!).

  3. WhiskyRates_by_Tommy scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    very very very good one.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Rich elegant sherry, but not too strong, still you can feel the syrupy sweetness in the nose like other longmorn sherries ones. A lot of dry fruits, and also vanilla, some fruits went to the feel of aromatherapy, lemongrass, overall it’s light and elegant. I didn’t place it for a while before taste, but I guess i should
    • Taste
      94 94
      woody, bread sweet, richly spiced cinnamon bread toast with rich toffee and honey-sweet, everything is under that nutty wood flavors, and clearly it is smashed mushrooms (I cannot figure out this at the beginning cause it’s so special in whisky), yes and mocha but overall speaking, all tastes go in a very balanced way. Besides those, I can have a clear trace of balanced sweet wine which later brings out the sour sweetness, and also the refreshing aftertaste combined with tannin.
    • Finish
      93 93
      The aftertaste is cinnamon then sour then goes to refreshing malts and tannin texture, not that bitter, and it then goes to nutty at the very end. By then toffee sweetest comes back.

  4. markjedi1 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Day Dream

    My friend Bob came around and brought this bottle. He had received it a few years ago from friend for his birthday. It’s a Longmorn from his year of birth. The cask was bottled by Gordon & Macphail in their Reserve series, for the Dutch independent bottler van Wees. My god, will you look at that color. Bob was so generous to offer me a big sample to write these notes. Well, Bob, these are for you.

    First off: leave it to breathe for a few minutes. Don’t forget that this has been kept imprisoned in a cask for almost 4 decades and then again a few years in the bottle. Give it some time and air: it will be worth your while!

    The nose is a fantastic mix of red and dark fruit. Berries (both blue and red), raisins, blue plums, candied rhubarb, honey melon, Sirop de Liège, some earthy notes and even a hint of rubber – but that’s gone before you know it and soon replaced with something umami like a slice of fresh roast beef, mildly burnt caramel, humidor and varnish. It keeps evolving in the glass and give ‘complex’ a new definition.

    On the palate I get a wonderful fruitiness of all kinds of dark fruits like on the nose on the one hand, but on the other the old school character shines through very nicely. Some freshly polished leather, mocha, blood oranges, chewing tobacco and orangettes. I am in the rare books department of Edinburgh’s library. It becomes very quiet around me. Through the windows I see the autumn ripping the last gold and brown colored leaves of the twigs, while the wind whistles along the high paned windows.

    The wonderfully long, spicy finish on dark fruit, cherry liqueur and origin chocolate yanks me out of my day dream.

    Wake me up before you go-go! This is the best Longmorn I have tried to date. My records say it is also my 30th Longmorn so far. Nice (yeah, my autistic side emerges). Thanks, Bob, for sharing this with me. What a majestic dram.

  5. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Nose: fig and perfume mushroom

    Palate: Guava!

    Finish: Guava

  6. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A good balance of mild stewed fruits behind that monotonous blasted sherry nuke.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. penumbra scored this whisky 93 points Expert 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.

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

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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