Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Longmorn 1968 Scott's & OB16 Reviews

Hi everyone,

Another fantastic old whisky today from the Maltstock guys (again, many many thanks!) and a bonus old review I’ve forgotten to put up for ages.


Longmorn 1968 Scott's Selection 61.8%
Colour: Light Gold
Body: Medium/Full
Nose: Very oaky, gone into a little alien territory, leather, wet ash, complex tropical fruit hidden underneath. Musty.
Water: More expressive with more of the tropical fruit, dried mango, orange, old wooden cupboards. Needs lots of time to open up.
Taste: Wow, stunning! Very tropical, great oak, complex leather and chocolate, strength doesn't feel at all. Mango and dried pineapple, milk bottle sweets.
Water: More intense arrival, waves of green apple, citrus, tropical fruit and lots of oak, chocolate and leather.
Finish: Long length. Goes very soft but stays with silky oak, milk chocolate and some malt. Longer with water.
Bottled 2003, at 35yo. Incredible strength for the age, and incredibly soft. Nose is a little closed though, holding it back.
87/100
 
Longmorn 16 (Old Bottling) 48%
Colour: Gold
Body: Medium/Full
Nose: Juicy tropical fruit- Mango, pineapple, light American oak, vanilla.
Taste: Really juicy, mango, pineapple, apple, vanilla, honey.
Finish: Medium length.
A very nice tropical whisky, no idea why the discontinued this. Oh wait, they bumped the price from £50 to £90.
75/100

Distillery: Longmorn
Average Score: 80.3
Distillery Ranking: Joint 8th/ 62 places
Up/Down: N/a

Thanks for reading!

Scotch Reviews #612-#613
Whisky Network Reviews #724-#725

Network Average: 74.9
Best Score: 94
Worst Score: 12
0-49 Terrible
50-59 Bad
60-64 Just About OK
65-69 Ok to Good
70-74 Good
75-79 Very Good
80-84 Excellent
85-89 Superb
90+ Magnificent

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