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Longmorn 1972 37 Years (Whisky Agency)

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@WhiskyNotesReview by @WhiskyNotes

8th Apr 2010


Longmorn 1972 37 Years (Whisky Agency)
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I tasted this alongside the Longmorn 1972/2006 for La Maison du Whisky.

Nose: superb refill sherry – it shares a lot of influences with the LMdW bottling, but it’s definitely more elegant. The fruity side is bigger (mostly tangerine, banana and mango) and there are more flowery notes (violets and rosewater with some dry flowers). Big hints of furniture polish and cake. More almonds. Rum & raisins. A delicate whiff of peppermint. The heavy sherry of the LMdW bottling made place for a more fragrant and more complex profile with a better balance. No smoke in this one. Water brings out more red fruit (lovely redcurrant) and amplifies the flowers. Really outstanding.

Mouth: very rich with lots of red fruits but also apricot marmalade and apples. Leather. Hints of tea yet never too dry. A bit of water makes it even more juicy with fresh figs and lush forest fruits.

Finish: very long. The oak is easy to notice but it’s not nearly as invading as in the LMdW.

This Longmorn is exactly how I like my sherry bottlings! One of the best sherried whiskies I’ve come across lately and the best release of 2010 so far. The name “Perfect dram” may well be the truth!

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PeatAndMeat commented

That's a high score for you @WhiskyNotes, it must have been something pretty special :-)

14 years ago 0

LeFrog commented

Do La Maison du Whisky do their own bottlings?

14 years ago 0

WhiskyNotes commented

No but each year they select several casks that are bottled exclusively for them (mainly casks from Gordon & MacPhail but also Signatory or other bottlers).

14 years ago 0

scribe commented

I've not had many Longmorns, but the ones I've had are always amazing - got a dram left of a 25yr which I can't quite bring myself to finish. Will have to check more out - any recommendations? ;)

14 years ago 0

Stu_R commented

This is just a stunning cask of Longmorn. I hardly had the cap off my sample and felt I should order a bottle :-)

14 years ago 0