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Longmorn — Dramming


Fact Sheet

Founded: 1894
Current owner:
Pernod Ricard
Stills: 4 wash, 4 spirit
Capacity: 3.5 million litres per year
Location: Elgin, Morayshire
Website: None

Notable Facts: Currently there is only one distillery bottlong of Longmorn, the vast part of the production is used for blends.


Longmorn 21 yo 1992/2014 Single Malts Of Scotland

June 12, 2014

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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

Longmorn 20 yo 1992/2012 Adelphi

January 8, 2013

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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

Longmorn 44 yo 1967/2011 Gordon & MacPhail

December 20, 2012

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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

Longmorn 1976/2011 Malts of Scotland

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

Head To Head – Two Longmorns – 35 Years Apart

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:

Longmorn 15 yo 1990 The Whisky Society

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

Longmorn 46 yo 1964 Gordon & Macphail

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

Longmorn 16 yo

May 28, 2011

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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

Longmorn 1996/2009 Dun Bheagan

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

Longmorn 15 yo 1992/2008 A. D. Rattray

November 19, 2009

Needs quite some water, a quite nutty dram with much wood spice. Could be a bit more balanced. – Score: 82/100

Longmorn 16 yo

September 9, 2009

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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

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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.

Why Whisky Isn’t Wine

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.

The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show 2012

October 18, 2012

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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.

The “Health” Of Independent Bottlings Per Distillery

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.

Dramming in Scotland 2011 #7 – Ben Rinnes and Benrinnes

May 16, 2011

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A report of a Walk up Ben Rinnes and a whisky tasting at Benrines distillery with Dave Broom

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