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Overall rating
88.52/100
votes
46
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Selection
Vintage
1985
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
28 years old
Casktype
Refill Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
9907
Number of bottles
247
Strength
50.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
28 Feb 2014 1:12 am by Zinni
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 318.67

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46 × member ratings

38 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Longmorn 1985 AD

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

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2019] I had this dram during a FoSM club tasting...

    ...and it is a fine and easy drinkable Longmorn but it lacks both complexity and texture to be really excellent - not worth the big bucks, leave it for collectors. As a drinker I am not willing to pay more than 100 Euro for a bottle of such quality, to be honest.
    • Nose
      89 89
      The colour is pale gold and the nose offers a fine old-style profile with different fruits (both home-grown and exotic), grasses, waxes and spices. The wood is rather shy first and provides just a minimal backing but it grows stronger and adds a lot of herbal notes upon breathing. All is delicate and balanced without any off-note.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The taste is not layered and composed of mainly sweet flavours like barley sugars, fruits and honeys. But the wood counters this with bitter-herbal notes and some spices and re-establishes the balance of flavours this way. It is nice and easy quaffable but I expected more complexity in here after the excellent nose.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The dram arrives warming and coating on the palate with a minor drying-astringent feeling (now the wood is there). The finish is of medium length and adds tasty impressions of white chocolate and mocha without distracting moments, so no bitterness at all. Water releases earthy aromas both in the nose and on the palate but turns the taste less sweet and grassier, I like the neat dram better.

  2. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Adelphi;

    1 of only 247 bottles.
    Drawn from a refill American oak, ex-Bourbon hogshead, this has a pale gold hue with excellent beading. Initial slight nose prickle, in spite of its low ABV. A dense and fruity (mellow) nose; scented oil – slightly mineralic and Chablis-like - light toffee and raspberry boiled sweets, becoming more like a sweety shop as it opens; a dry note at the back. Rich, oily and mouth-drying after a sweet start, at full strength with fruits of the forest, even slightly tropical. It does drink very well at natural strength, but a little water opens it up a bit and introduces more pronounced fruity and dusty notes – both sweet and dry, with hints of white chocolate. This combination comes across elegantly in the taste, with a medium length, savoury finish.

  3. rpvdwel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  4. syx98319 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
      restrained flavors of bourbon cask, sort of limited and meaty. should place it for a while before you drink.
    • Taste
      91 91
      First, you get sour umami, then it converts to sweet honey pulse on the tongue, then they go to flowers and umami again, the impressive transition here
    • Finish
      91 91
      leaving sticky spices and chocolate behind

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  7. thijs100 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Good, but not a roaring success and it certainly doesn't meet the expectations that go along with a Longmorn of this age.
    • Nose
      Soft citrus influence and slightly waxy, but also grassy and most certainly some wet pebbles. There's also creamy custard, apple juice, pineapple and and a touch of fresh mint. Finally some soft oak, but overall not the most expressive nose.
    • Taste
      Proper creamy stuff with lots of vanilla beans and coconut, but pretty spicy too. It's also somewhat fruity, mainly of the orchard variety. A hint of juniper. Drying too.
    • Finish
      Very grassy at first, almost like chewing on a blade of grass, before calming down and getting pretty fruity and a bit sweet.

  8. rolabob scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  10. mr.p9 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

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