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replacement for 15yr longmorn reccomendations?

Postby JRB3 » Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:53 pm

My Dad is big fan of the 15yr & it is hard/impossible to locate in GA.
He's tried 16yr & others but for some reason he is a big fan on this bottle.
Any suggestions of some single malts that have the same profile/taste as the 15yr longmorn? Trying for a Christmas present..
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Re: replacement for 15yr longmorn reccomendations?

Postby jimidrammer » Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:18 pm

Balvenie 15yo Single Barrel would probably be the closest in profile and price. There's still a few Longmorn 15's floating around Dallas/Fort Worth, TX if you know anyone in that area. Others that are less similar but still in the ballpark are:

Aberlour 16yo Double Matured
Glenrothes 1991
Glenfarclas 17yo
Macallan 15yo Fine Oak
maybe even Cragganmore 12yo.
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Re: replacement for 15yr longmorn reccomendations?

Postby bcrossan » Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:47 pm

I second the Balvenie 15... great whisky!
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Re: replacement for 15yr longmorn reccomendations?

Postby The Third Dram » Sat Dec 19, 2009 3:52 pm

I honestly don't think there's another single malt out there that 'replicates' the flavour profile of the Longmorn 15 Year Old... It really is/was a unique and quite excellent pour!

That said, I would concur that the Balvenie 15 Year Old Single Barrel and Aberlour 16 Year Old Double Cask each offer complexities and delicious tastes. I might also toss the 16 Year Old Glenlivet Nàdurra Cask Strength into this group as a worthy alternative. The Clynelish 14 Year Old is equally complex, but here we're dealing with a totally different flavour thrust - some (like me) love it and some, well... Strathisla 12 Year Old is yet another whisky that, in terms of its deft balance between malt and oak as well as sweetness and dryness, comes close to the Longmorn 15YO.
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Re: replacement for 15yr longmorn reccomendations?

Postby Megawatt » Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:01 pm

I thought Longmorn 16 was pretty darn good and a fine replacement for the 15. The price is a different matter, though.
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Re: replacement for 15yr longmorn reccomendations?

Postby JRB3 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:55 pm

Thanks for the suggestions & feedback!
I got him the Balvenie 15yo Single Barrel & he said it was as close he has found to the Longmorn 15yo so far. :thumbsup:
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Re: replacement for 15yr longmorn reccomendations?

Postby AZmalt » Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:26 am

I know my post is too late as well, but I wanted to second the opinion that there is no close substitute.

The Longmorn 15 had a pleasant shortbread cookie-like malt sweetness that I've not found in any other malts whatsoever. I truly miss it.

Maybe there's a faint resemblance in that Glenlivet French Oak bottling but it's nowhere as good as the Longmorn 15. Also some bottlings of Ben Nevis have a distant resemblance. Good luck.
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