Whisky Review: Silver Seal “Whisky is Nature” Longmorn 1984 30 Years Old

Style: Light and Fruity

Nose:

Incredibly soft, winey aroma on the nose. Lovely, subtle peaches with a light mineral flick, sweetness radiating so softly. Simmering peppermint spice gives a fizz just like an apple cider. Digging deeper there are more acidic tone awaits. Is this really a sherry cask? Peculiar, but a nice nose.

Palate:

Peach tart dusted with icing sugar on the rim of spearmint. Delicate, exceptionally clean and resounding stone fruits and garden berries tailing with wood shavings sprinkled with white pepper. Creamy vanilla, the malt is utterly cleansed, polished and reverted back to barley form for an instance. Milk chocolate seeps out from the oak, while a deep, rather dry mineral touch lies beneath.

Finish:

More purified malt remains, whispers from peaches and oak, a tantalizing finish.

Thoughts:

This is an eye-opener dram for me. Whiskies these days doesn’t taste like… this. It is not very complex and a bit passive at times, but it unfolds so slowly that you are lured towards it. Before you realise you have already fallen for its spell-binding charm; the delivery is exceptionally clean and aromatic. It takes a lot of time, but totally worth it when you see through to the end – Longmorn in one of its finest form.

☆☆ (Highly Recommended)

[56.3% • 2015 • Independent Bottling • Single Cask • Cask Strength • Non Coloured • Non Chill Filtered • 75 of 420 Bottles • Limited Edition • Cask Number: 3212 • Ex-Sherry Cask]

-Esmond