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Longmorn 25 year old- Gordon & MacPhail

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Longmorn 25 year old- Gordon & MacPhail

Postby matthew2512 » Thu Sep 20, 2007 12:21 pm

Has anyone tried this bottle? at NZ$150, it seems pretty cheap for a 25 year old. Is it worth buying?
Any info would be really appreciated
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Postby Jan » Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:07 pm

Have tried it a couple of times and were not overwhelmed.

It is good - but not mindblowing stuff, and priced accordingly IMO.

Others will probably disagree though.
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Postby matthew2512 » Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:37 pm

Thanks for your opinion Jan. Do you think its worth the price? or should i not bother with it?
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Postby Jan » Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:49 pm

Yes, as it is priced in the lower end for its age, it probably is worth it.

I seem to recall some here at there forums liking more than I - were I you I would wait for a few more replies.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Sep 20, 2007 2:06 pm

As I recall it has some good sherry flavours but it tastes rather diluted. In terms of whether to buy it - it depends what else you could do with $125. If you've never had an older whisky before then go for it. If the age holds no appeal, then I'd spend my money on younger Aberlour.
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Postby Lawrence » Fri Sep 21, 2007 6:25 am

I liked it and bought a couple of extra's, being lighter in style, in this case, is not a bad thing.

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Postby Frodo » Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:36 pm

Nick Brown wrote:If you've never had an older whisky before then go for it. If the age holds no appeal, then I'd spend my money on younger Aberlour.


I think that's a spot-on evaluation!
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Postby Frodo » Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:36 pm

Frodo wrote:
Nick Brown wrote:If you've never had an older whisky before then go for it. If the age holds no appeal, then I'd spend my money on younger Aberlour.


I think that's a spot-on evaluation - at least on the G&M 25yr Longmorn I have!
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Postby Frodo » Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:37 pm

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Re: Longmorn 25 year old- Gordon & MacPhail

Postby Admiral » Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:53 am

I think it's a pretty pleasant drop, and you'll struggle to get a 25yo for this price anywhere else.

I agree with some of the comments above: It's not the greatest dram going around, but it does have a richness and texture that only an older whisky can provide, and I don't think you'll be disappointed by it.

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Re: Longmorn 25 year old- Gordon & MacPhail

Postby matthew2512 » Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:01 am

Admiral wrote:I think it's a pretty pleasant drop, and you'll struggle to get a 25yo for this price anywhere else.

I agree with some of the comments above: It's not the greatest dram going around, but it does have a richness and texture that only an older whisky can provide, and I don't think you'll be disappointed by it.

Cheers,
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Thanks for your thoughts Admiral. I will add it to my list and let you all know what i think. Ive never had a whisky that old before so it should be interesting.
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Re: Longmorn 25 year old- Gordon & MacPhail

Postby asliddin » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:05 am

it has the age and the consistence but its nothing special
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Re: Longmorn 25 year old- Gordon & MacPhail

Postby jmrl » Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:50 pm

G&M can't usually be beat on price to age value but they can be beat on other aspects. Whisky should usually be bottled at a higher strength than 40%. This stands for minimum choice for the drinker, cask strength the maximum, but also the maximum cost to the bottler. 40% usually comes hand in hand with chill filtering, a compromise most whisky drinkers would rather not accept. But this does not mean the whisky is bad, just that it could be better.

My expereince was fine but not special. I'm not sure what $150NZ buys.
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