Longmorn 15 Year Old
Rose or Whisky Colored Glasses?
10th Aug 2015
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Tasting Notes by Cunundrum
This whisky is overrated in my opinion. You don't see many reviews of it any longer, but I was fairly unimpressed by it; then again, I'm not a huge Speyside drinker.
Nose: Floral and fruity overtones mix with mellow oak and some pleasant grain-driven esoterica.
Mouth: Honey, nougat, toasted barley, English muffin toast, alcohol flair, pasture butter.
Finish: Not terribly long, nor is it short. A kind of metallic tinge? New Orleans Beignet with extra powdered sugar. The oak comes through and catches the sweet overtones with a slight bitterness but it is not overpowering.
The above metaphors seem agreeable enough. But does this whisky deserve to the be Number Ten on the Connosr Highest Rated List?
Certainly not. It is smooth and creamy but not terribly exceptional in my book.
The fact that Longmorn 15 is rated so highly today is a testament to the quality of old style locally sourced and locally managed whisky making as compared with the newer corporate style of whisky making.
I miss the old days when Scottish people owned most of the distilleries in Scotland and multinationals did not call the shots like stock brokers tending their portfolios.