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Longmorn 15yo - any experiences?

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Longmorn 15yo - any experiences?

Postby Jan » Sun Dec 11, 2005 10:03 am

Hi All

I have just seen an advertisement for a supermarket sale where some single malts are included.

Among the offers are Longmorn 15yo OB for only 1 JWB, which seems rather cheap. I'm thinking about purchasing a couple of bottles - one for my self and perhaps to give one as a christmas gift.

But I know next to nothing about Longmorn - has anybody here tried this and if so, can you help me with tasting notes and/or general impression of Longmorn ?

Thanks
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Postby bernstein » Sun Dec 11, 2005 10:26 am

Hi Jan,
quite a lot of posters around here talk very friendly about Longmorn. I've one open - and I like it very much. But that's just us... Anyway, for 1 JWB it's a steal. I would say, go for it!
You may check out WM's site as well: whiskies of the world.
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Postby Admiral » Sun Dec 11, 2005 11:29 am

The 15yo is a great whisky, very under-rated, and at 1 JWB, I'd probably buy myself three bottles!

It's been a couple of years since I last sampled one, but my multiple experiences of the 15yo OB up to that in point in time have all been positive.

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Postby Aidan » Sun Dec 11, 2005 12:32 pm

Yeah, it's a very nice one. Well worth the money. (Personally, I prefer JWB, though...)
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Postby Frodo » Sun Dec 11, 2005 1:18 pm

I tried it once and didn't like it. Too "lively" for me. But that's a good price, no question!
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Postby BruceCrichton » Sun Dec 11, 2005 1:57 pm

Great price for Longmorn 15.

Very malty taste.
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Postby Jan » Sun Dec 11, 2005 8:11 pm

Hi guys

Thank you for your feedback - think I will buy a couple of bottles.

(And some a’bunadh, which are also on sale at JWB 1,25 :D )

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Postby jimidrammer » Mon Dec 12, 2005 2:58 am

Here's my notes:

( 88 ) Longmorn 15yo 45% abv HighlandReminds me of Balvenie

Tasting notes:

Color: Light gold

Nose: Orange candies, green apples, pears, rock candy, lemon meringue, new cut grass

Palate: Subtle sweetness, nutty, fresh fruit, raspberry jelly, cigar & oak smoke

Body: Slippery, smooth and firm

Finish: Medium vaporous, lime skin, fresh grapefruit

Quote: Very delightful quality malt. The balance of the fruits, wood, and candy meld perfectly without an off note that pays off with that “ahh” you get from very few. Not too much of anything, just well done cask selection I suppose. Cheers to the Master Blender.
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Postby bamber » Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:11 am

Steal at that price.
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Postby Ize » Tue Dec 13, 2005 1:43 pm

I have liked Longmorn 15yo too. In my tastebuds it is just a little bit leaning to Talisker kind of peppery.
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Postby Lawrence » Tue Dec 13, 2005 5:18 pm

If you have the chance, also try the G&M Longmorn 25, it's very good.

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Postby bamber » Tue Dec 13, 2005 5:26 pm

I've had that too Lawrence - was also very impressed.
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Postby Paul A Jellis » Tue Dec 13, 2005 5:27 pm

I love Longmorn, for me it's a 'must have', there is always a bottle in the cupboard. Go for it!

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Postby BruceCrichton » Tue Dec 13, 2005 6:33 pm

Not had the 25 yr old but the G&M 12 is excellent, being very sweet and lighter in body than the 15.
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Postby hpulley » Tue Dec 13, 2005 6:46 pm

Had the 25yo G&McP at the Spirit of Toronto show. I enjoyed it but it is not a favorite of mine. I haven't had the 15yo OB in a while but I remember it being a bit harsh. I enjoyed a 35yo by Duncan Taylor at last year's show but didn't buy any for $350/bottle.

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Postby Iain » Tue Dec 13, 2005 8:27 pm

I know a lot of people in and around Elgin who think Longmorn's very good but past its best by 15. The old OB 10 was excellent, but you don't see it anywhere except in whisky auctions these days.
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Postby patrick dicaprio » Thu Dec 22, 2005 3:19 am

assuming the JWB is BLACK :P this is a great deal!!! Longmorn 15 is really a great whisky, so pick up a few bottles. i wish they had deals like that where I am!!

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