Longmorn 1964 20 Years Gordon & MacPhail

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TASTING NOTES (by Whiskyfun.com)

Colour: amber.

Nose: more powerful of course, thanks to the higher ABV, but also quite different from all the five Longmorns we had before, with something more oriental. Sandalwood, incense, orange blossom water and cigar box (cedar), then quite some mint and eucalyptus (cough syrup) and finally an unexpected smokiness (burning charcoal). With water: it’s the wood that comes out, as well as fermenting oranges and hints of smoked ham. A tad more ‘Longmorn’. Mouth (neat): a big, big dram, with huge notes of orange liqueur, kirsch (unexpected again) and various stone fruits such as plums and the spirit made thereof. Apricots. With water: really excellent now, jammy yet fresh and clean. And, of course, very orangey. Finish: long, reminding us of something like wood-matured orange liqueur plus Turkish delights, with a salty touch at the end. Comments: I wouldn’t have guessed this was Longmorn when neat (I mean, the whisky), but water helps for that matter. Anyway, this one is yet another very excellent old Longmorn. It’s to be wondered why the owners don’t issue more old versions of this magnificent whisky – or maybe they don’t have any? 

Finish: long, reminding us of something like wood-matured orange liqueur plus Turkish delights, with a salty touch at the end.

Comments: I wouldn’t have guessed this was Longmorn when neat (I mean, the whisky), but water helps for that matter. Anyway, this one is yet another very excellent old Longmorn. It’s to be wondered why the owners don’t issue more old versions of this magnificent whisky – or maybe they don’t have any?

SGP:542 - 91 points.

    PRODUCT SUMMARY

    Distillery Longmorn
    Classification Single Malt Whisky
    Bottle No./Released -/-
    Vintage 1964
    Age 20
    Bottler Gordon & Mcphail
    Bottling Date 1985
    ABV/ Volume 56.8%/ 70cl
    Rating/SGP -/-
    Cask Number -

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