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Overall rating
88.31/100
votes
156
Whiskybase ID
WB43083
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Ultimate - Cask Strength
Vintage
01.05.1996
Bottled
03.06.2013
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
72315
Number of bottles
606
Strength
57.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5021944086122
Added on
04 Jul 2013 4:42 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 191.33

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187 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Longmorn 1996 vW

32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.31 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet Sherry, deep enough and generous. Jam of blackberries, fruits cooked in profusion, leather ...
    • Taste
      Powerful, dynamic, juicy! Marmalade of black fruits, properly sweetened. Sweet spices.
    • Finish
      Moderate spices. A hint of sulfur. Great consistency from end to end.

      Enthusiasm
      Nose: 4/5
      Mouth & Finale: 5/5

      Whisky n ° 1905

  2. Jeep51 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Not a fan of the nose as it is, would probably ask for a few months of aeration in the bottle, but the mouth is top.
    • Nose
      A lot of alcohol but it dissipates partially with aeration. Here we have a sherry very marked by red fruits and fruits with alcohol, including macerated cherries. There are also dried fruits, especially raisins, and some citrus notes (orange juice) welcome. In any case, it is very fresh but the alcohol is still a little too present for my taste.
    • Taste
      There it is much better. Attack rather sweet. Then it evolves on a sherry marked by dried fruits and spices: very clear notes of cinnamon and especially nutmeg. Also some tobacco and noble wood.
    • Finish
      Very long on brown sugar and nutmeg (first time it seems so obvious).

  3. Toffie76 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A whisky that sticks to the body. Texture difficult, thick.
    • Nose
      Taking, very fruity, bitter orange peel. Elderberry, blackcurrant, marzipan, resin.
    • Taste
      Mouth powerful, taking. Hard at startup, alcohol in power followed by a spicy attack. Malted, sweet (cane, barley) rum.
    • Finish
      Woody, bitterness. Long enough.

  4. Bishlouk scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Powerful, robust, tasty, it sticks in the mouth. Yum. (note made as part of a F2F of the 7 Longmorn 1996 The Ultimate)
    • Nose
      Powerful, woody, very fruity on candied red fruits and very cooked (cherry, blackcurrant). A millipoil of resin and dust.
    • Taste
      A frank attack, then it settles on the liquid brown sugar, the sweet spices, a pinch of pepper and the black fruits (blackcurrant, plum).
    • Finish
      Long, slightly dry and peppery. Black fruits persist.

  5. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Please, do yourself a favour and put in a wee bit of water! The nose is so much more pleasant and the whole dram becomes more quaffable :)
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. fop scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    again, i'm emptying bottles at an alarming rate. Ten of mij topwhisky's gone in a week! Great stuff

  7. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Strong sherry, strong, intense, with everything that goes with it. Great whisky, more power than elegance, but it does not matter.

  9. Falnor scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. OKoster scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    In my opinion casknr. 72323 and 105092 are the best of all Ultimate Longmorns.

    I love all Longmorn Whiskys from The Ultimate. I myself have 1 to 3 bottles of each cask and there are 8 different barrels. The Cask Strength Longmorn and Tamdhu are so far one of my favorites!
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      95 95

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