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Longmorn 1978 SMS

Category Single Malt from Speyside, Scotland
Details Details
Distillery
District Speyside
Bottler Speciality Drinks Ltd
Bottling serie Masterpieces
Vintage 05.05.1978
Age 31 years old
Casktype Bourbon Cask
Strength 58.0 % Vol.
Number of bottles 135
Size 700 ml
Price 555.56$ 588.89£ 472.23
Uncolored Non-chillfiltered Cask Strength Single Cask Whisky
whioli Review note
a couple of years ago
whioli gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
91
Nose
89
Initial taste
91
Body
89
Finish
91
Price
95
Presentation
95
Malt Hans Note
a couple of years ago
Malt Hans gave this whisky 91 points

Spicy and fruity aroma, vanilla, cardamom, honey, cappuccino, mango, ripe orange, plums, peaches, breakfast tea and mint. Marzipan sweet taste, ginger, pepper, mint, sweet lime juice, cardamom, anise, burnt almonds and vanilla. Long, spicy and fruity end.

Ralph Hiltrup Note
a few years ago
Tasting notes by Whiskyfun (Serge Valentin)

Owner
of the bottlers Sukhinder Singh is a fan of Longmorn, so no wonder he
chose this cask for this new series called "Masterpieces".


Colour: full gold.


Nose: it`s not a fruitful, exuberant Longmorn at
first nosing, we`re rather more on light toffee and cafe latte with just
a little kirsch on top of that. Coffee-Schnapps? Now, the high alcohol
may block it a bit... So, with water: water unleashed grass, tea and green
bananas, before it settles down on "ideas" of rhum agricole and apple
pie.


Mouth (neat): oh, this is one of the zestier
Longmorns ever as it starts all on lemon marmalade, lemon balm, a little
peppermint and maybe a little ginger ale. Creamy mouth feel. More
vanilla after that, a little mead, orange cake...


With water: perfect! Even zestier, orangey, with
some pink grapefruits and hints of marshmallows. Finish: not too long
but very fresh, lemony, with some "zesty herbs" in the aftertaste
(sorrel, coriander).


Comments: maybe this baby hasn`t got the older ones`
(1968-1972) lusciousness but it`s otherwise quite perfect. Loved the
palate when diluted. - 89 points.

Ralph Hiltrup Note
a few years ago
Tasting Notes by Tim F

N:
Classic bourboned Longmorn character, with fresh red apples, honey,
vanilla & coconut, then very fruity with apples, sweet grapefruit,
tinned pears and maybe even a hint of dried bananas. There`s a nuttiness
here too (brazils, hazelnuts).  Water lifts some sweet pastry aromas -
think pecan pie.


P:  Initially pretty big, dry and mouthfilling at full strength, with
the nuts and the oak building a rock-solid foundation and the appley
fruits making forays to the front.  As the palate adjusts after a few
sips, the real nature of this whisky emerges: Smoked vanilla and cocoa;
exquisite honeyed fruitiness; an array of patisserie aromas; all resting
on a bed of impossibly well-defined oak and warming spices.  Comes over
all apple pie and pink grapefruit when a few drops of water are added,
with the fruits really bursting out of the glass.


F: Good length; warm, with fading spices.  Holds together well all the way to the death.


C: Initially seems a bit foreboding, quite austere and impenetrable. 
Patience and a small amount of water are well rewarded as the palate
blossoms. A serious whisky requiring and deserving of one`s full
attention.

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Overall rating
12 member votes
91.60
Average review ratings
Weighted Rate
91.00
Nose - Aroma
89.00
Initial taste
91.00
Body
89.00
Finish
91.00
Price
95.00
Presentation
95.00
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