Overall rating
Single Malt
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Ultimate - Cask Strength
Stated Age
17 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
60.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
08 Feb 2014 11:19 pm by krimoldo
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 198,90

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Whisky Reviews for Longmorn 1996 vW

39 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.67 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A wonderful sherry bomb with a complex variety of flavors. In my opinion, this malt can not be described better. Chocolate, nuts, dark berries, caramel, sweetness, spice, espresso, the complete band ready is available and makes my sherry heart beat faster. A great malt, I like it very much!

    23/23/22/22 (90P)
    • Nose
      Long and tough drops pull their syrupy paths back into the glass on the glass wall, dark and rust-colored amber shimmering mysteriously in the glass. Dark grapes and berries stand majestically out of the glass, old oranges and peaches are zealous. A mixture of creamy milk chocolate and bitter dark chocolate spreads opulently in the nose, a touch of coffee and a slightly sour fruit notes rise from the dominant chocolate note. Dried raisins and sour cherries come into their own, spicy wood tones and a subtle balsamic note exude their spicy and slightly sour bouquet. The different flavors such as balsamic, cherries, chocolate and oranges try to play their dominance, resulting in an extremely spicy and multi-layered aroma.
    • Taste
      Creamy and complex, the first sip flows over the tongue into the mouth. Milk chocolate and creamy caramel mix with old oranges and velvety peaches. A subtle espresso aroma is slowly becoming intense and ends in subtle bitter and tart aromas. Hazelnuts and walnuts merge with the creamy chocolate to a sweet mass with tart and spicy notes. Slowly the alcohol makes itself felt with a pleasant glow on the tongue. Creamy and harmonious, the variety of aromas exudes a chubby warmth in the mouth.
    • Finish
      Dark berries and creamy chocolate rest on the tongue, walnuts and a touch of espresso are added to create a wonderfully harmonious and dark fruit mouthfeel. Again mix creamy milk chocolate and walnut chips, tart and spicy rest the creamy aromas long in the mouth before the wonderfully creamy finish slowly fades away. Walnuts and chocolate as well as slightly dry and tart wood tones are remembered for a long time.

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  3. St. Pauli scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Compared this one with https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/43083/longmorn-1996-vw. This one seems to be a sweeter version. It is, but that's because the other is actually quite dry. Overall, this one is more complex, friendlier and fruitier. 
    • Nose
      The colour makes you think this is an ultimate sherry bomb. At first nosing, it's not just overpowering sherry (luckily). Of course, some nutty and sweet (raisin) notes of a medium sweet sherry are there. Yet there is more: wood, spice (also from the wood), orange and apricot. After a while, treacle (Appelstroop from the Netherlands) shows. Behind this all, there is a gentle salty, beefy undertone, with old leather. 
    • Taste
      It has a punchy, salty and beefy attack, with quite some pepper too. It's followed by orange, some dried fruit (mainly date), bitter chocolate and coffee. It's certainly earthier than on the nose, with tobacco. 
    • Finish
      The finish is long, savoury, slightly sour (which is good), and medium bitter. There is pepper, date, raisin, dark chocolate and still some tobacco. Nicely balanced.

  4. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting.
    • Nose
      Coffee, orange, chocolate, mocca, cacao, fruity, balsmico and port. Syrup, woody, strawberry marmelade, cherries. With water more cherries.
    • Taste
      Cherries, chocolate, nuts, syrup and fudge. A touch of sulphur, coffee, spices and earthy mushrooms.
    • Finish
      Very long with forest fruits, spices, orange and cloves.

  5. feeroff scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Chocolate candy with cognac and sticky leather chairs in a wood shed.
    Be sure to stand at least half an hour, and preferably half a day, then the coca-cola dichlorfosin of the sherry monster will evaporate and it will be a thrill ~

    23 + 22 + 22 + 22 = 89

  6. Dottore scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior


    N: Raisin Bomb, Orangeat, Christstollen, Balsamico, Plums. Wood, leather
    M: wonderfully creamy mouthfeel but already strong in alcohol, you already notice the high percentage of alcohol. The sweet, less the fruit, is definitely in the mouth, certainly a PX barrel. But then dries off something dry, with walnut and dark chocolate. A lot of wood.
    A: sherry, balsamic, cigar, leather. Herbaceous notes occupy the tongue for a long time.
    Maintains good overall balance, is tasty but never boring.

    Conclusion: Fassüberlagert, sweet and delicious. An assignment is hardly possible for me, just an absolute sherry bomb. Type at 10-12 years, Speyside

  7. Kensay scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Smoked nose, varnish, garret dust, sweet fruit
    Powerful, sweet, fruity, slightly scalding, but easy to drink clean enough for 60% Fruit, raisins, cherry jam
    The finish is long, pleasant, fruity, a little spice, a little salt

    worthy balanced whisky enjoyed

  8. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    On the nose, vinous note, candies, caramelized almonds, chocolate, what a richness! On the palate, delicious sherry, perfectly integrated alcohol. Final evoking a dark chocolate dessert (very black!) Coming out of the oven! With a little water, on the nose, the chocolate is a little caramel. I also have roasted hazelnuts. The mouth loses a bit of power and greed, but it starts from so high! A jewel to savor pure, slowly.
    Enthusiasm 5/5

  9. Calmar scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    An excellent, dense and concentrated sherry monster, lively, vigorous, the aroma initially closed and fastened pretty soon reveals itself, an excellent balance, power and potency. Good work with the fortress, also pleases that with an abundance of sweet constituent molts does not roll into luscious syrup. Must have.
    • Nose
      Closed, raw, cold, slightly spirituous, the first nose is mineral tones, sulphurous notes, then dried fruits and raisins begin to make their way, raisin a lot, it practically feels tangible - moist and sweet, dried apricots, warm, southern sun, fragrant, dried apricot / , prunes of prunes, beef stew with prunes, ham, processed wood of noble breeds.
    • Taste
      Dense, saturated, dried fruits in all their diversity, oak bitterness, moderately sweet, peppery burning, burnt caramel,
    • Finish
      Charcoal on a background of dried fruits and citrus candied fruits - orange, pomelo and grapefruit crusts in sugar, ginger, cream, toffee, cake "Anthill".

  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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