June 12, 2014
The wood has done a fine job here, the aromas are pleasantly spicy but not overwehelmingly so. The fruits play second fiddle here. – Rating: 85/100
January 8, 2013
Be prepared for a strong spice punch when tasting this whisky. Fortunately the other flavours are bold enough not to get lost. – Rating: 86/100
December 20, 2012
The nose of this very rich whisky is wonderful. On the palate and in the finish there is a bit too much wood for my taste – Rating: 87/100
June 7, 2012
A very nice dram certainly, a tad on the dry side maybe, but not quite as spectacular as some may expect from a Longmorn of this age. – Rating: 86/100
February 15, 2012
At the Munich Finest Spirits Festival 2012 I had the chance to get two interesting Longmorn samples at the stand of slowdrink.de. One 12 and on 14 year old, but from two entirely different ages. Let’s see how they compare:
September 16, 2011
This really is a nice composition of flavours, well-balanced, nothing stands out. It needs a bit of water. – Rating: 84/100
June 18, 2011
This superb malt shows quite a bit of wood, but the strong flavours and the complexity are powerful enough to keep it in balance. – Score: 92/100
May 28, 2011
Noticeably better than the version I tasted in 2009 and also quite different. The flavour profile is a bit unusual but this is quite a pleasant dram. – Score: 84/100
March 28, 2011
Full-bodied, rich and creamy – this malt shows a delightful combination of sweet and fruity flavours that makes it a perfect after-dinner dram. – Rating: 86/100
November 19, 2009
Needs quite some water, a quite nutty dram with much wood spice. Could be a bit more balanced. – Score: 82/100
September 9, 2009
This one is a bit too spicy for my taste. There is not much to balance out the wood. It’s still not a bad whisky, but there is something missing. – Score: 80/100
September 1, 2013
When compiling the data for the Periodic Table of Scotch Whisky, founding and (if applicable) closing dates of the distilleries were included. Ordering the list by these dates gives you an interesting by-product, a timeline of distillery openings and closures.
December 8, 2012
David Driscoll’s Thursday post on the K&L Wines blog brought up an interesting comparison between whisky and wine that I think needs further examination.
October 18, 2012
Just like last year I took the opportunity to combine a few days of mini holiday in London with attending the Whisky Exchange Whisky Show.
September 22, 2012
I have done some number crunching with the bottle data in the Whisky Monitor to see if there is a noticeable trend how independent bottlings do for a specific distillery.
May 16, 2011
A report of a Walk up Ben Rinnes and a whisky tasting at Benrines distillery with Dave Broom