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Overall rating
92.24/100
votes
27
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Ginger, chocolate and prunes
Vintage
12.1968
Bottled
07.2004
Stated Age
35 years old
Casknumber
7.25
Strength
51.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
28 Nov 2011 9:09 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 300.00

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Whisky Reviews for Longmorn 1968 SMWS 7.25

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.24 points

  1. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Absolutely awesome, the only reason why he doesn't get one or two more points is that there is almost no distillery character, maybe. the noticeable anise in the finish that I often have at Longmorn.
    • Nose
      Boaaah, cool, pure happiness hormones in a glass, drink old stuff quite often, but haven't had a really thick sherry stew for a long time, not a fine cognac-like substance, but really hearty, fresh ginger, plum compote, plum mustard, rum raisins, saffron, Camphor, fresh cumin, blackberries, black pepper, nutmeg, coffee beans, dark chocolate, oiled leather
    • Taste
      Sherry mulled wine from very old oak, rum raisins, plum compote, quince, black cherry, baked apple, blood orange, pomegranate, saffron, camphor, nutmeg, black pepper, licorice, sweet liquorice, fine coffee liqueur, blackberry jam, wine gums (especially the red and black), mahogany cabinet
    • Finish
      Pure sherry chewing gum that sticks to the teeth and throat and is biting, perverse, nutmeg, brown sugar, cinnamon, anise, dark honey, cocoa beans, forever

  2. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 100 points Expert Senior

    The best whisky I ever had in my glass. Absolutely balanced in all things, yet complex. Alcohol strength perfect. You can not do it better!
    • Nose
      Amarena cherry, spicy sherry, raisins, nutmeg, alcohol excellently integrated, sweet caramel popcorn
    • Taste
      sweet dark fruit, spicy, tingling the oak outstanding, dry on the palate, alcohol is not felt
    • Finish
      Long sweet-bitter in the mouth, warming the esophagus, dark chocolate, oak in the right proportions, in the end the oak gets stronger, but with the sweetness it always remains perfectly integrated

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Moderator

    Very good and classic sherry whisky - really good!
    • Nose
      92 92
      Intense, sherry wood, nutty, toffee, nutmeg, sugar cane, molasses, dark chocolate - very good!
    • Taste
      93 93
      Punchy, oily, liquorice, dark and dried fruits, plums, prunes, figs, more toffee, good sweetness, more chocolate, good sherry wood - great!
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long, warm, more woody, zesty, some tannins, not drying

  4. WhiskyJug scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Longmorn 35 yo 1968/2004 (51.7%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, 7.25) Colour: mahogany. Nose: extremely similar on the nose, maybe a tad less chocolaty but much meatier and a little more phenolic and resinous. Gets much nicer than the 38 yo after a while, with some beautiful organic notes emerging. Forest, mushrooms, smoke… Then litres of high-end balsamic vinegar, also sherry vinegar, dried morels, pure cocoa… Amazing how this one developed on the nose, whilst its bro stays much more restrained, even after a good twenty minutes. A matter of education, probably… Mouth: oh yes, it’s certainly better than the 38 yo on the palate. Sweeter, rounder but not less complex (yet compact), with lots of sultanas, crystallized oranges, baklavas, chocolate, apricots, toffee, café latte… Not the most brilliant sherry monster I’ve ever had but it’s perfectly palatable in its own genre. Nice medium-long finish, a little fresher and fruitier (prunes). Very, very good, like many old Longmorns (but still no absolute winner). 90 points.
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    With water :-

    basically it improves and gets spicier, the ginger grows and its very pleasant.
    • Nose
      Dark chocolate, coffee, sherry, plum. a little ginger, prune juice, 
    • Taste
      Massive sherry and bitter chocolate with raisins and treacle sponge but ginger in the mix also, with a little soy sauce.
    • Finish
      Long and spicy

  7. ctu scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Matured, complex sherry bomb with a sweet sour competition.
    • Nose
      Big sherry, tannic oak, rum cherry, plum and raisin. Antique leather, sawdust and varnish.
    • Taste
      Powerful. Sherry, plum jam, orange peel, ginger and pepper. Oak, milk chocolate and motor oil.
    • Finish
      Long, creamy, bittersweet.

  8. markkerr02 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Longmorn 1968 Color: Dark Amber Scent: Lovely, big Taste: Beautiful taste with sherry fat trends. Long aftertaste http://smad.se/provningar/Provning%2053%20H%C3%B6stspecial.html

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