Longmorn 16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
Chivas’ new expression of Longmorn replaces the 15-year-old. Neil Macdonald, Brand Director for Malts at Chivas Brothers, says “Longmorn has been considered the ‘hidden jewel’ of Speyside for many years by distillers and connoisseurs alike and the new Longmorn is the perfect expression of luxury malt.' This release is bottled at the unusual strength of 48% and is non-chill-filtered.
Tasting note: Almost five years have passed since we’ve revisited the revamped Longmorn and we’re pleased to report that this is much improved. It presents a flawless, eye catching bright gold and offers up attractive scents of beeswax, sweet toasted cereals and in later stages, fruity suggestions of sultana / apple and pear. Entry is smooth and delicate; mid palate boasts significantly more depth and concentration featuring flavours of juicy malt, sweet ginger biscuit and candied citrus along side pulsing spices. Balances out beautifully at 48% finishing lean and a little short but very lively and satisfying. 48% Alc./Vol.
Other reviews... Nose: Very honeyed with sweet dried fruits (peach). In time a sweet malty note (malt loaf) alongside a light waxiness (spent candle) and brazil nut. Layered. Palate: Clean, spicy with a fragrant (freesia?) note on top. Honeyed, very soft and deep in the centre. Raisin, custard, malt. Finish: Long with returning spices. Comment: Great balance and depth. At last! Longmorn gets the bottling it deserves.