Well-aged Longmorn distilled back in May 1992 and left slumbering in a refill ex-bourbon hogshead. Sweet & Spicy profile.
Nose: Densely sweet, fruity and floral. A pronounced and inviting opening of dark ripe hedgerow berries and tart rhubarb is combined with violets, lilies and a fair whack of grassiness. The addition of water adds a slight butteriness to the affair, but overall enhances herbalness further with some slightly minty aromas.
Taste: Fruity, cakey and well-aged. Again with the hedgerow berries, now softer and slightly jammy. Rhubarb translates across and is joined by juicy limes. Chocolate and rich creamy cake flavours merge nicely with tobacco and some dusty tanned leather. Water brings out the fruity elements extremely well, adding both a more syrupy texture as well as noticeable stone fruits – peaches and apricots.
Finish: Long, nicely drying and with greater oak influence coming to the fore – woods and tannins both in play.
A lovely Longmorn with flavour and complexity in spades. A floral opening, a fruity palatte and a woody finish with everything feeling well integrated and balanced. Takes water well, though is equally as good undiluted. Highly likeable.
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