Longmorn SMWS 7.65 - A Balm for the Soul
14th Aug 2012
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Tasting Notes by markjedi1
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottled this 21 Year Old Longmorn at cask strength, from a refill sherry butt, that was put to sleep in December 1989. The description says A Balm for the Soul. That sounds very promising, indeed.
The nose is amazingly complex and inviting. Nuts, both roasted and sugared, fresh figs, all of this doused in something like dark rum. Sweet and spicy. Aniseed, cinnamon. Pipe tobacco. Freshly sawn wood. Somewhat creamy. Vanilla in the background. Toasted oak. I could smell this for ages.
It is creamy, mouthcoating and spicy. And immediately very sweet, of course, with all the dark fruit from the nose and more. Dried apricots join the figs. Vanilla and caramel rear their heads midpalate. Very creamy. Wow, this is a wonderful profile.
The finish is soft and long and allows all the tastes to return to the stage, to end on a beautiful, lightly drying oak.
Simply amazing and excellent Longmorn.
SMWS 7.65 - A Balm for the Soul