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Overall rating
89.20/100
votes
121
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Ultimate - Cask Strength
Vintage
25.06.1996
Bottled
22.11.2013
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
105092
Number of bottles
582
Strength
60.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5021944086122
Added on
11 Jan 2014 10:19 pm by indyjones
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 229.00

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161 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Longmorn 1996 vW

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.20 points

  1. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    So far 72319 was my favourite of all the '96 Longmorns from The Ultimate, but this one is at least as good. It's a bit fruitier than that one. Candidate for a 90-score, which I give very rarely.
    • Nose
      Prune, cranberry, date, raisin, cinnamon, candied orange, mocha, toffee, liqourice and a whiff of marshmallows. A very mature nose with an excellent balance between dark and light sherry fruits and a little spice.
    • Taste
      Prune, raspberry, date, raisin, mocha, dark cherry, apple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, candy cane and again a little marshmallow.
    • Finish
      Mocha, prune, dark chocolate, caramel, smoke and eucalyptus.

  2. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Ivynor scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Raisins, cooked plums, very concentrated in aroma, a little leather, animal, trace of coffee essence, candied oranges. Super nose.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Mouth a little below the nose. A little too alcoholic, on coffee, citrus, and especially cooked fruits (plum, fig), dry sherry. Some animal traces (leather), some vegetal notes and some acidity. With water: more creamy, easy, prune more pronounced.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long finish, on leather, cooked fruits, the essence of coffee, always this dry sherry character. The water kills a little the final, which becomes easier but less concentrated in aromas.

  4. Ivynor scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Raisins, cooked plums, very concentrated in aroma, a little leather, animal, trace of coffee essence, candied oranges. Super nose.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Mouth a little below the nose. A little too alcoholic, on coffee, citrus, and especially cooked fruits (plum, fig), dry sherry. Some animal traces (leather), some vegetal notes and some acidity. With water: more creamy, easy, prune more pronounced.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long finish, on leather, cooked fruits, the essence of coffee, always this dry sherry character. The water kills a little the final, which becomes easier but less concentrated in aromas.

  5. nhuber scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    big sherry monster obviously, check the colour, hides the alcohol rather nicely, takes water nicely but still punchy in the mouth, very good even though a bit of sherry overkill IMO, but hey was probably 50/60EUR when it came out and I remember you had to be quick because of the other casks...

  6. Falnor scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. OKoster scored this whisky 100 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
      100 100
    • Taste
      100 100
    • Finish
      100 100

  8. puusj scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Nose: sherry / raisin, bomb Taste: soft compared to the nose. But very full. Sweet, plum. Finish: gigantic and varied. Sweet too, little drizzle. Chocolate. Super!

  9. rpvdwel scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  10. lukeboone scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

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