[Quick Review] Longmorn - 25 years old (The Secret Speyside Collection) 53%



Distillery: Longmorn
Bottler: Distillery
Age: 25 years old
Distilled: n/a
Bottled: 23/07/2020
Cask: American oak barrels, hogsheads and butts
Abv: 53.0%
Unchillfiltered: Yes
Natural Colour: Yes
Nb of bottles: n/a
Extra: Part of The Secret Speyside Collection
Price: ~£400
Price paid: £0 (gifted as part of a promotion)

Nose: Fruity & spicy, peaches & apricots, red apples and hints of fresh figs, sultanas, vanilla, oak spice, cinnamon, creamy caramel, orange marmalade and lemon oil. Such a mesmerising fragrance!
 
Palate: Sweet & spicy, rich & chewy too. Mouth-coating with oranges, fresh oak, a little ginger, apples and sultanas, ripe cherries, vanilla, caramel and pears. Despite the high abv the alcohol is so well integrated. Delicious!

Finish: Long & drying, warning too, spicy, ginger, oak, sultanas and black cherries, barley sugar and dark chocolate.

With water: Creamier nose, less spice, more fruit, pear jam, fig jam, Scottish tablet, vanilla fudge, muscovado sugar. The spice is dialled down on the palate too, more brown sugar, darker fruit, juicy plums, black cherries, raisins, dark chocolate, old bookshelves, clementine and hints of liquorice and aniseed. The finish is still drying, quite dark, oak sweetness, prunes, raisins, spicy dried fruit mix, aniseed.

What an experience, this Longmorn 25 is absolutely divine! It is a little pricey but how often do you come across a bottle of older Longmorn? Perfect for any occasion or just to unwind after a busy day...

Slàinte all!

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