Longmorn 19yo (51.1%, SMWS of Canada, 7.70, refill hogshead, 161 Bts., +/-2011) – Scotch Whisky Tasting Note

Longmorn 19yo (51.1%, SMWS of Canada, 7.70, refill hogshead, 161 Bts., +/-2011)

“Naughty nectar” The nose reveals light malt and some simply perfect sweetness (think of warm raisins, lychee, vanilla and toffee) and then there is a very light dusting of ground malt and the slightest hint mint. A really sensational collection of aromas and with time in the glass it only improves. With the addition of a little water the sweetness increases but it is tamed by the leather and tobacco notes and the some malt binds everything together. The taste is a good facsimile of the nose (undiluted) with only hints of the leather and tobacco that water reveals however these are present none the less and they compliment the sweetness quite well, a good interplay between the two. With water it is much the same and it doesn’t require a lot; just a splash. The finish is malty and sweet (all in all excellent balance) with a hint of smoke (finally) and then some very, very good vanilla and malt that changes into some late arriving cocoa.

What an excellent dram and don’t over do the water.

$155

Score 90 points

Part four of four examining SMWS of Canada Bottlings….

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