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This is Longmorn's standard expression. It replaced the 15yo in 2007 and was created in an effort to reposition Longmorn as a premium brand, which is probably why it comes with some very nice packaging, including a leather wrapped base to the bottle. Compared with the 15yo the ABV increased from 45% to 48%.
The nose yields chocolate, apple, caramel and some herbal notes. All in all a promising beginning.
The palate is medium-bodied and smooth. I detected honey and some spicey notes. This is not bad albeit a tad dull.
The finish is medium long and quite mouth-watering, however it ends in a rather strange aftertaste, similar to fennel.
Before I tried it I thought that this single malt had it all: a famous name, good volume with 48% ABV, and some really nice packaging. Sadly, it turned out to be rather bland with a disappointing finish. This clearly is not my cup of tea.