Two years! That’s how long ago it was since I last tried a Longmorn. But when Bob, a whisky buddy from my neighborhood, came over with a special bottle he had received for his birthday, I realized I had missed out on something. Now, before trying that particular bottle, I’ll first try an entry level version of this Speysider to get the palate going. I’ll do that with this Longmorn Distiller’s Choice.
The nose is less sweet than expected. I get some semolina, oranges, a hint of marzipan and starfruit with some wood. Some apple sauce, coconut and more wood. Slowly but surely it starts to lean towards virgin oak, it would seem. And a tad musty.
The body is very light, unfortunately. It is candy-like sweet on caramel and orange juice, some dried pineapple and raisins. Good prickle of the alcohol, without becoming hot. This is a lot better than the nose promised.
The finish is short, but soft and sweet.
Typical entry level malt from this distillery. Card player’s whisky, so to speak. But 60 EUR is a bit steep for what you get.