Longmorn 15 Year Old Single Malt
Region: Scotland - Whisky Type: Malt
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Review of "Longmorn 15 Year Old Single Malt"
Are you looking for a good Malt Whisky to give as presents (or even to drink yourself) this Christmas?
Then let me introduce you to a paticular favourite of mine.
Longmorn 15 Year Old Malt Whisky
Over the years and after several holidays to Scotland I have sampled a plethora of single malts and have been taught on more than one occasion the "proper respect and appreciation for the
If it wasn't so early as I write this review I would have indulged in a dram or so from my well hidden stash !
There are long roots to the distillery in the area know as Longmorn in Morayshire. A missionary named Maernanaog, or Mo-ernin-og, had brought Christianity to the Picts of Moray during the 7th Century. A church was built just outside of Elgin following his death in 625AD and named Lann Marnoch, the Church of St Marnoch. Over the course of time, the name 'Lann Marnoch' gradually became Anglicised and eventually the area was known as Longmorn. Building began on the distillery on the site in 1893 under John Duff and Company, founders of Glenlossie in 1876, it was completed in 1894 and
John Duff bought out the other members of the group and officially founded the Longmorn Distillery in 1897. In 1909 the firm was declaredbankrupt and the shares were acquired from the bank by James R Grant.
In the early 1970's, Longmorn merged with The Glenlivet and Glen Grant distilleries to create The Glenlivet Distillers Ltd.
The malt whisky from Lochside remains in good standing as a blending component, it being featured in Chivas Regal.
The attractive looking bottle comes in a dark box. As with most top quality single malts the bottle is well sealed with real cork and wood stopper. No screw top here folks.
As soon as the cork is pulled the first scents rise from the bottle to gently entice your nostrils and stimulate the salivary glands.
The aroma to me is sweet and there is a distinct caramel or vanilla reminder to it from the malt and a subtle teasing of the Scottish peat is there also.
Pouring the Scotch the colour is a lovely dark golden honey.
As the first drops splash into my mouth it tingles and warms but there is no BURN like with many whiskies.
Instead it is a gentle caress that would be welcome on a cold winter day or be just aggressive enough to sooth and relax your sinuses if suffering from a head cold (always such a great excuse!!)
The main taste is of the malt and a pleasant smokey leisurely, lingering finish of the peat smoke that stays for a bit to visit. as an aftertaste.
This would make a great night cap, after dinner drink to impress the business client, in-laws or boss and is a great sipping whiskey to just relax with and enjoy.I have tried many single malts from the various regions over the years and this Highland 15 year old is still among my favourites.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
Here is the disadvantage, this is not a cheap bottle of Scotch - ranging from £30 - £35.It is available from most good supermarkets.
Longmorn offer you the following choice of single malts:
12 Year Old Single Malt.
1987 17 Year Old Cask Strength Edition.
Centenary 25 Year Old Staff Bottling.
25 Year Old Gordon & MacPhail Bottling.
1963 Year Old Gordon & MacPhail Bottling.
1970 Year Old Gordon & MacPhail Bottling.
1973 Year Old First Fill Sherry Cask Bottled 2005 Gordon & MacPhail Bottling.
To get these special editions you would need to go to a specilaised website like http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/
=== What do I put in my Longhorn, another one!! ==
Product Information : Longmorn 15 Year Old Single Malt
Manufacturer's product descriptionRegion: Scotland - Whisky Type: Malt
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