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Longmorn 15? (vs. 16?)

Postby Sherried Malt » Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:16 pm

After seeing the rec's from Les Taylor and Ganga on the old Longmorn 15, I'm curious. Never had a Longmorn... Can someone tell me what this one's like?

Better yet, if someone has tried the new 16 and can compare the two...

Thanks a lot!
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Re: Longmorn 15? (vs. 16?)

Postby BruceCrichton » Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:44 pm

Get as many bottles as you can of the 15 as it is discontinued. Crisp, fresh and malty, it really is excellent and is very highly rated.

The 16 is woeful and reminds me of Glenlivet when it was a seriously dodgy dram a few years ago. Flat and annoyingly winy to taste, avoid.
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Re: Longmorn 15? (vs. 16?)

Postby BruceCrichton » Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:21 pm

Not yet but no more will be bottled.

There are a number of places with good offers on it.
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Re: Longmorn 15? (vs. 16?)

Postby Sherried Malt » Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:13 pm

Thank you very much, Bruce. :)
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Re: Longmorn 15? (vs. 16?)

Postby corbuso » Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:39 pm

Sherried Malt wrote:After seeing the rec's from Les Taylor and Ganga on the old Longmorn 15, I'm curious. Never had a Longmorn... Can someone tell me what this one's like?

Better yet, if someone has tried the new 16 and can compare the two...

Thanks a lot!


The 15 YO was richer, more complex and with a stronger sherry influence. The 16 YO is a good whisky, but I prefer the older 15 YO. Also, the price of the 16 YO is significantly more expensive than the 15 YO.

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Re: Longmorn 15? (vs. 16?)

Postby BruceCrichton » Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:13 am

Royal Mile whiskies have it for £5 off at £30. The dram is worth that IMHO.
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Re: Longmorn 15? (vs. 16?)

Postby Dscotland » Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:16 am

Royal mile website says £36.95 tonight
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Re: Longmorn 15? (vs. 16?)

Postby BruceCrichton » Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:18 am

Dscotland wrote:Royal mile website says £36.95 tonight


Blast! it was £30 in january
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Re: Longmorn 15? (vs. 16?)

Postby Dscotland » Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:20 am

yes i know, i almost put my order in for it then, but i wiz to slow , must be my age :D
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Re: Longmorn 15? (vs. 16?)

Postby Paul A Jellis » Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:34 am

The Longmorn 15 was always a store cupboard 'must have', I'm not sure the 16 will reach that status.
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Re: Longmorn 15? (vs. 16?)

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:39 am

The 15 is superb. I haven't seen anyone suggest that the 16 is anywhere near as good. Grab any 15 while you can IMO. I think it will be a collectors dram in the future (the near future at that).
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Re: Longmorn 15? (vs. 16?)

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:02 am

$53.65 at the LCBO in Fort Frances and elsewhere, except in Muskrat Portage.

There's one Longmorn 12 yo G&McP in London $ 79.95 is it worth the price I wonder?
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Re: Longmorn 15? (vs. 16?)

Postby Iain » Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:10 pm

I recall the Longmorn 10 OB from many years ago which was excellent but much different in character from the modern OB 15 and 16 - much lighter character, less sherry. Not sure if that's much help for you when you're interested in a G&M 12 though!
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Re: Longmorn 15? (vs. 16?)

Postby Sherried Malt » Sat Feb 02, 2008 5:21 pm

Longmorn, where have you been my entire life?? With things like "richer, more complex and with a stronger sherry influence" and "superb", you have to come home with me!

Think this'll work out better than the last time I tried that line at a bar... :D

PS. Thanks, guys! :thumbsup:
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Re: Longmorn 15? (vs. 16?)

Postby Cody » Sat Feb 02, 2008 5:32 pm

I picked up the last 4 bottles of the 15 at the store last week. Open one up last night and really enjoyed it. Very nice!
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Re: Longmorn 15? (vs. 16?)

Postby Lawrence » Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:28 pm

I picked up another L15 to throw on the pile for when it's gone, a great dram, a shame they are replacing it.
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Re: Longmorn 15? (vs. 16?)

Postby BruceCrichton » Sat Feb 02, 2008 7:06 pm

Lawrence wrote:I picked up another L15 to throw on the pile for when it's gone, a great dram, a shame they are replacing it.


It's an even worse shame that they are replacing it with rubbish. :x
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Re: Longmorn 15? (vs. 16?)

Postby Lawrence » Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:33 am

Longmorn 16 is priced at £45.90 and the 15yo is priced at £31.50 at Loch Fyne (however the 15 is now sold out)!!!!!

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That's a big difference........
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Re: Longmorn 15? (vs. 16?)

Postby Tyson » Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:41 am

The 15 is more sherried, and has more sweet pepermint flavor, while the 16 is more malty with aniseed. I actually prefer the 16, it's lighter and more interesting in it's flavor profile.
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Re: Longmorn 15? (vs. 16?)

Postby Gov » Wed Apr 09, 2008 7:52 pm

I found a liquor store in my area that still has some 15 yr left for $59.99 a piece. I can get the 16 yr for $45.99. Opinions please!
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Re: Longmorn 15? (vs. 16?)

Postby Lawrence » Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:21 pm

Well, that's good news, I'd buy both and drink the 16 now and save the 15 for later.
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Re: Longmorn 15? (vs. 16?)

Postby Wave » Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:46 pm

The Longmorn 15 is quite a good whisky and the 16 though different in style than the 15 is still very good IMO or at least it was when I tasted it at the distillery several years ago. Longmorn really shines though when aged longer, a Longmorn 27yr old (sherrycask) I have open now almost makes me sneer at the 15. :o


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Re: Longmorn 15? (vs. 16?)

Postby Gov » Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:51 pm

[quote="lawschooldrunk"]literally overnight, the local store raised prices by almost 50% on the longmorn 15, from $49.99 to $73.35. note that this has never sold, the shelves are full, and all the boxes have dust on top.

I was waiting for them to go on sale but no, they made a savy move on an item that doesn't sell by raising the price! now those babies are going to sell like hotcakes! :evil:[/quo

What the $$$$ :lol:
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