- Single Malt
- Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
- Bottling serie
- 1st Fill Sherry Butt
- Number of bottles
- 59.3 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottled for
- Japan Import System (JIS)
- Added on
- 17 Jun 2009 9:43 pm
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72 × member ratings
49 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Longmorn 1969 GM
4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.61 points
- What a joy. The high alcohol content is not noticeable. Fruity, balanced and long.
- Whiskyfun said,
Longmorn 1969/2009 (59.3%, Gordon & MacPhail Reserve for Japan Import System, first fill sherry, cask #5293, 405 bottles) Colour: dark gold. Nose: exceptional nose, all on figs, raisins, leather, walnuts and cooked apples, with hints of black cherries and blackcurrant buds in the background. The sherry is fantastic but in no way in the rich oloroso style. With water: shifts towards capsicum and cardamom, becoming increasingly ‘Indian’. Popadums, korma sauce… Coffee. Extraordinary. Mouth (neat): it’s one of these rich and deep old Longmorns that G&M have been issuing since quite some years. Thousands of dried fruits (no need to list them all) plus some soft spices and rounding notes of vanilla fudge and cappuccino. Black pepper. Very high-end and incredibly drinkable despite its high strength. ‘Wow’. With water: a liquid poem. Finish: interminable and amazingly complex. Comments: it reminds me of the Longmorn 1969 ‘Book of Kells’ for the Mash Tun in Tokyo, another Japanese wonder. Symphonic and supernatural (c’mon, Serge). SGP:652 - 94 points. (und Dankeschön, Carsten)
- Super good. Explosive mouth after classic nose.
Rating given in 2016 (thanks Volanne): 94
Rating given in 2017 (thanks TAA): 92 It seemed much more confitured at the first tasting.
Older balsamic vinegar. Old leather, figs, dates Sweet cherries soaked in alcohol Very light caramel. Sherry quite classic and perfectly balanced. Not caricatural.
Explosion of red fruits. Blueberry, strawberry, blackcurrant. Light woody and well done. Slight astringency not disturbing Dried fruits and cinnamon.
Final on the explosive fruit, then the noble woody takes over.
old Longmorn if you ask me, given that you enjoy the spicy-jamy style.
Old Longmorn at its best. Starts with all kinds of precious woods (cedarwood,
sandalwood) mixed with usual overcooking jams (strawberry, blackberry) sticking
at the bottom of the cauldron. And something tarry (burning bark).
speaks louder now. Lots of spices (clove, cinnamon). Over-infused tea and the
matching tannins. But the whole remains balanced and lively thanks to nice citrusy
notes. Crystalized oranges. Old herbal liqueur. 59.3%? You must be kidding!
Long and spicy.