- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Cadenhead (CA)
- Bottling serie
- Small Batch
- Stated Age
- 26 years old
- Bourbon Hogsheads
- Number of bottles
- 49.5 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 30 Oct 2013 7:14 am
10 × in wishlist
46 × member ratings
52 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Longmorn 1987 CA
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.36 points
- Not Bad but certainly not worth 150+€. Thanks but no thanks.
- 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.
- 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.
- A very interesting and very mature whisky. If it wasn’t for the slightly disappointing finish, this would’ve approached the nineties.
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.
Perfectly balanced! The orange aroma translates into plenty of orange flavours, also some coconut and a bit of honey and pepper.
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.
- 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.
- tasted with JJ
sample from Whiskybase
fresh bourbon fruits, pepper, paprika and vanilla
wax, citrus, bitter fruits, mint and banana
medium drying with vanilla, citrus, pastry and some berries