Longmorn 30 Years Old Silver Seal Wildlife Collection Cask:3212 56.3% 1984

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Distillery Longmorn
Bottler Silver Seal
Serie Whisky Is Nature - Wildlife Collection
Bottled for X
Distilled date 1984
Bottling date 2015
Country Scotland
Region Speyside
Age 30
Cask Type Sherry Cask
Cask Number 3212
Alcohol percentage 56.3
Volume 0,70
Condition In Original Container
Label Perfect

Professionele reviews

Serge Valentin (89)

There’s a wonderful panther on the label. Unless that’s a leopard. Or a cheetah. Let’s just hope this incredibly pale sherry-matured old Longmorn doesn’t bite (diving to even lower lows, S.)

Colour: white wine.

Nose: no sherry, or very, very little, rather a full-bodied mineral and citrusy malt that offers fresh almonds, putty, perhaps a few mushrooms, and then a little chalk and saltpetre, plus various breads. In truth, the age doesn’t show at all. With water: 30 years old porridge! It’s amazing ho close we are to barley, and yet this is fully mature. Only time in action.

Mouth (neat): the wonders of refill at great age showcased once again. Exceptionally oily mouth feel, bitter oranges, sunflower oil, green tea, not too ripe bitter oranges, Seville-style (I stole one from a tree last year while down there, and tried to eat it. It served me right), grape and orange pips, green walnuts… You got it, this is splendidly bitter. With water: a totally naked barleyness. Good, it does become a little too austere, to be honest.

Finish: medium, with a feeling of… green tomatoes?

Comments: any true whisky lover should try this style of old whisky. You’ll almost never see it at any owners’, the last ones having been some of Diageo/UDV’s Rare Malts. A glorious series, bitterly missed.