ABV: 48.3% Distillery: Longmorn Bottler: That Boutique-y Whisky Company Region: SpeysideAge: 10
The mid-way point in the 2019 Boutique-y Advent calendar offers up a Longmorn 10 year old Batch 3. A sizable release of 1,793 bottles delivered at 48.3%. The price point is £76.95 (steep – see previous post). But, it seems the Boutique-y guys are talking well with the Master of Malt team (they should do sitting under the same Atom Brands roof) and as such, this bottling is currently on Flash Sale for the much more tempting price of £38.47 – 50% is not to be sniffed at.
Nose: Thick Eaton mess – crumbled meringue, scattered berries, stiff whipped cream, a scattering of red berries and finished off with a drizzled berry reduction sauce. This sits with a side of apricot yoghurt, Genoese sponge and Battenberg cake. Running throughout, anise and ginger spiced pears and toasted bread. Dilution takes things back to the spirit and base ingredients – Lemon drops, sugar syrup and Weetabix.
Taste: A similarly dessert-like quality, but with a richer delivery than the nose suggested. Ginger spiced toffee apples alongside redcurrants, raspberries and blackberries. The distillate expresses some weight with maple and golden syrups, whilst zesty orange cake and barley water sit with butterscotch and gingerbread.
Finish: Medium with gentle pepper spicing and suggestion of dry coastalness.
I find Batch 3 of Boutique-y’s Longmorn 10 year old to be a quite commendable. The oak influence is largely restrained, letting the expressive distillate do much of the talking – and its got a tale of bright ripe fruits alongside creamy patisserie and baked goods. All very pleasant and well worth a look at the Flash Sale price.
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