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Overall rating
88.52/100
votes
83
Whiskybase ID
WB46268
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Ultimate - Cask Strength
Vintage
01.05.1996
Bottled
11.10.2013
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
72324
Number of bottles
621
Strength
57.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5021944086122
Added on
15 Nov 2013 10:54 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 340.00

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Whisky Reviews for Longmorn 1996 vW

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.52 points

  1. 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

  2. Bishlouk scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    It could almost be confused with a molasses rum. I also find it quite destructured, it goes in all directions (without this aspect is disturbing). But it is nauseating, a single dram is enough.

    (note made as part of a F2F of the 7 Longmorn 1996 The Ultimate)
    • Nose
      Powerful and resinous, it first thinks of the nose of the barrel 72315. Then it is cold and molasses. Traces of chocolate with mint.
    • Taste
      Leather, meat, molasses. Sweet spices. It's powerful, dry, robust.
    • Finish
      Short. Exotic spices, woody drought, aromatic herbs.

  3. MaltMartyr scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This, is a sherry bomb without the sulfur finish that can destroy the experience. The sherry linger is appreciated in the assessment. Nice choice by the IB.
    • Nose
      91 91
      sherry, plum, peach, raisins, lemon, honey, ginger ale, banana, lime sherbet, ethanol,
    • Taste
      89 89
      oily, sherry, bitter cherry, ethanol, campfire, leather
    • Finish
      86 86
      light pepper, sherry, cherry, TBD.

  4. WhiskyTree88 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Not my thing because of the high alcohol content.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. etwa77 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
      sumptuous and rich tones of sherry, soy sauce.. of old leather and pipe tobacco.. rose and strawberry and an orchard of flowers.. moroccan spice mix, crushed dark pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg and cloves.. a fleeting image of a medicine cabinet with powders and pills and creams
    • Taste
      88 88
      old, red fortified wine.. bitter, herbal remedies.. red fruits compote.. strawberry jam.. the sweetness is never more than there. black tea and liquorice arrive on the tail.. also, vanilla.
    • Finish
      86 86
      bitter-dry with a touch of pepper, but sweetness is never too far away.. it’s just that it is a shy sweetness.

  6. Falnor scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  7. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. OKoster scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    There is nothing subtle about this whisky, a solid sherry bomb with a savory edge to it. Longmorn matured on good/active sherry casks is always a winner for me. And this is no exception. It needs some time to open up as this one can be a bit sour at the start but that fades quick enough. A wee drop of water brings out the fruity tones but also accentuates the bitter side of this dram.All in all a mouthfilling, powerful and lush Longmorn.
    • Nose
      A rich, intense, savory, sweet and complex whisky with aromas of this lush sherry, licorice root, dried fruits (peach, apricots, figs, plums, sultanas), forest berries, spices (allspice, cinnamon, white pepper, sweet cloves), caramel, fudge, toffee, vanilla, old tea, hint of wine vinegar, dark honey, coffee, tobacco, cedarwood, leather, hint of mint tea, bitter chocolate, red fruits, butterscotch, hint of eucalyptus, cherries, brown sugar and rich toasted oak.
    • Taste
      A powerful, intense, thick, dry and spicy whisky with aromas of lush sweet sherry, pepper, tannins, oak, cedarwood, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, sweet clove, hot ginger, dark pine honey, dark caramel (almost burned), toffee, fudge, sticky toffee pudding, old bitter tea, chocolate, dried fruits (raisins, plums, cherries, figs, dates), grape seeds, licorice root, bayleaf, brown sugar, old leather, wax, old furniture, cigar tobacco, hint of brine, mocha and more bitter oak.
    • Finish
      A long, rich and dry finish with aromas of pepper, licorice root, sal ammoniac, bayleaf, lush bitter sherry, dried fruits, backing spices, fudge, bitter chocolate, tannins and bitter oak.

  9. squaadgras scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

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