SMWS 7.215 Succulent and satisfying

Posted 31 January 2019 by Matt / In Longmorn
The Dramble reviews SMWS 7.215 Succulent and satisfying

Bottle Name: 7.215 Succulent and satisfying

ABV: 59.3%
Distillery: Longmorn
Bottler: Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Flavour Profile: Sweet, fruity & mellow
Region: Speyside

15 year old Longmorn drawn from a 2nd fill ex-bourbon barrel. Sweet, Fruity & Mellow profile. View bottle on SMWS

Nose: Fruit-forward with ripe raspberries and strawberries served alongside vanilla cream and Italian meringue. In the background, orange liqueur, hints of rosewater, desiccated coconut and honeysuckle. Water brings out additional creaminess in the form of berry yoghurt and plump marshmallows as well as some additional floral notes of cut grass.

Taste: A fairly viscous mouthfeel (almost candlewax) delivers juicy red and black berries (raspberry and strawberry again), with tonka beans and vanilla pods. In the mid-palate, peppery cask spice develops and builds increasingly in piquancy. Charred cask can be felt in the back. Reduction tames the oak influence (though spiciness is still rather prevalent) and introduces tarter, sourer fruits – redcurrants and blackberries, alongside ginger and mainstream ex-bourbon flavours of toffee and tanned leather.

Finish: Medium with fairly intense pepperiness and overt oak.

The cask influence of this Longmorn feels a little unchecked in the back palate and finish, but other than that, there’s plenty of bright, ripe fruitiness and natural cream to provide the succulent experience the bottle name infers.

Score: 83/100


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