Overall rating
Single Malt
Silver Seal (SS)
Bottling serie
Special Bottling
Stated Age
30 years old
Number of bottles
50.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
21 Mar 2013 11:01 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 392,33

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17 × member ratings

12 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Longmorn 1981 SS

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.07 points

  1. Remko did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Quote Whiskyfun.com - december 1, 2015

    Longmorn 30 yo 1981/2012 (50.3%, Silver Seal, 205 bottles)  From hen Silver Seal’s labels were even more baroque ;-). Colour: light gold. Nose: is there a pattern? We’re back to the first one by Silver Seal, with a grassy, waxy, and vegetal style that’s totally refill, and that wouldn’t let any oaky dullness enter this glory of a whisky. What’s extremely noticeable here is that there are kippers and there is some seaweed, which isn’t very Longmorn, I agree. But this hay, this blond tobacco, and this linseed oil just do wonders. With water: here, there, barley! And rippling fields after a long summer day at the farm and… Oh forget. Mouth (neat): fights and dances, starting with some acidic coffee (perhaps mocha), and going on with oranges, oils, waxes, and more and more cappuccino. Hey, my Italians friends (who own Silver Seal), did you put the barrel under the espresso machine? With water: malty naked perfection. Finish: ditto. Comments: that’s the thing, only time can do this. Never oak, never wine. SGP:461 - 91 points.

  2. ARDBERG scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Has some cow stable straight afer pouring and some kind of off note (probably cigar tobacco), which disappears relatively quickly.

    It is a strange beast. Not very Longmorny, or at least what I would expect it to be. Quite interesting, but it doesn't crack the ninety for me.

    Not sure if "single barrel" on the backlabel really refers to cask size. I am at a loss here if I deal with a refill bourbon or sherry cask. Found aspects of both in the dram. At bit confusing...

    At a tasting, where I didn't take further notes.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91


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