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Longmorn 1987 CA

Overall rating
87.36/100
votes
46
Whiskybase ID
WB45683
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Vintage
1987
Bottled
10.2013
Stated Age
26 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogsheads
Number of bottles
402
Strength
49.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
30 Oct 2013 7:14 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 224.95

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Whisky Reviews for Longmorn 1987 CA

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.36 points

  1. nhuber scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Not Bad but certainly not worth 150+€. Thanks but no thanks.

  2. Titi94 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes from Serge Valentin (whiskyfun.com):

    Colour: white wine.

    Nose: as naked as possible, this baby’s got neither vanilla nor any other kinds of ‘oaky’ aromas. So it’s more or less barley eau-de-vie, with a lot of, well, barley, touches of moss, fern, tiny-wee touches of compost, apple peelings and gooseberries. Add to that a few floral notes, a little patchouli, pot-pourri, roses… And that’s it. Interesting.

    Mouth: same flavours, that is to say many apples and gooseberries, plus some lemon and lime. Add a spoonful of honey, a drop of amaretto and a little sugarcane syrup. Maybe a pinch of white pepper…

    Finish: quite long, very zesty. Almost Littlemill-zesty, in a way. A little horseradish in the aftertaste.

    Comments: as I said, this is interesting. Fully time-matured, and certainly much to my liking, even if it wasn’t totally heroic.

    SGP:641 – 87 points.

  3. Titi94 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes from Mark Watt (WM Cadenhead):

    Nose: Juicy fruits, lots of apple and pear notes. Nose takes time to open up.

    Palate: Old fashioned Speyside whisky, spice, toffee, dark fruits along with bombay mix.

    Finish: Very long, spicy with honeycomb and more dark fruits coming through.

  4. thijs100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A very interesting and very mature whisky. If it wasn’t for the slightly disappointing finish, this would’ve approached the nineties.
    • Nose
      Very sweet and fresh with notes of honey, grass, barley and cotton candy. It’s a bit soapy but not in a bad way! After a while a lot of orange start shining through.
    • Taste
      Perfectly balanced! The orange aroma translates into plenty of orange flavours, also some coconut and a bit of honey and pepper.
    • Finish
      Not as long as I hoped for, because the nose and taste of this Longmorn is fantastic. There’s some vanilla in the finish, together with barley. But it dies down too quick.

  5. Northern&Isles scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    Great older Longmorn.
    Currently with the oldest on the market and although not cheap, at the current Longmorn prices it is almost a bargain.
    Very round, soft, balanced and complex mixture of light and dark fruits, spices and herbs, Bourbon Cask influence with vanilla and toffee, something like mint, Mediterranean herbs and more oak wood spice towards the finish.
    Very tasty and elegant.
    Still full-bodied and quite intense.

  6. el Gato scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Sonett scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    tasted with JJ

    sample from Whiskybase
    • Nose
      fresh bourbon fruits, pepper, paprika and vanilla
    • Taste
      wax, citrus, bitter fruits, mint and banana 
    • Finish
      medium drying with vanilla, citrus, pastry and some berries

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