Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Cold nights and warm fires
Stated Age
40 years old
First Fill Ex-Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
53.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
14 may 2009 12:06 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1786.41

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Whisky reviews for Longmorn 1968 SMWS 7.48

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.22 points.

  1. ome1128 scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    1968 very nice sherry cask smell and powerfully flavours nice colour. Rarely seen age

  2. Tauti scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    The nose is awesome, a shame the rest can't keep up. But it was great to try a time capsule.
    • Nose
      94 94
      Oloroso, nutty, rum, grapes, raisins, caramel, wood glue and some bacon
    • Taste
      88 88
      Drier than expected, woody, slightly alcoholic. He needs water. I find it ideal at about 48%. Is now sweeter and the wood is less. The Oloroso from the nose is much drier here, a nut and raisin mix (trail mix), banana bread, coffee and truffle oil?
    • Finish
      85 85
      Oloroso, spicy and surprisingly short. Alcoholic tingling remains.

  3. John Barleycorn did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes

    Reminiscent of cold nights and warm fires, the nose had a stunning mix of Christmas cake and mulled wine. There were also oily nuts, bananas and Demerara rum. The reduced nose was well-balanced with treacle toffee, cream soda and vanilla. There was a little trace of rubber but the palate is mostly sweet, rich and dark. With water there was a lot of sweetness (brown sugar) and lots of spiciness (Christmas cake mix). The Panel also detected notes of egg nog, brown bread, dates and vanilla. A perfect winter warmer. From the distillery that was founded by John Duff in the late nineteenth century.

  4. AlecM scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Nose: mulled wine, nuts, dark rum, Christmas cake.

    Taste: warm, sherried, mulled wine, more cake, spices linger at back.

    Finish: long, warm and spicy.

    Probably at it`s very limit, but wonderfully charming, refined and delightful whisky.


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