Dram Review: Laird Club Longmorn 33 Years Old

[43.7%・33 Years Old・Distilled in 1974・Bottled in 2007・Laird Club Bottling・Single Cask Release] Nose: Ahh, this is a proper Sherried Longmorn.  Mineral, with gorgeous cyrstalised raisins; French vanilla brushed over black cherries and orange marmalade, well oaked with dark chocolate ginger and this fixation provoking lace of dirty diesel smoke. Palate & Finish: Delicious rush of syrup…

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Dram Review: Gordon & MacPhail Longmorn-Glenlivet Distilled 1963

[40.0%・39-40 Years Old・Distilled in 1963・Bottled in 2003・Gordon & MacPhail Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: Dried strawberries and leather, old time-y Sherry in such an elegant, creamy manner with the oak just lightly adding to the depth and balance. Palate & Finish: Light mouthfeel of dark fruits and dried ginger, sugared cream with a late burst of blackcurrant…

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Dram Review: Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection Longmorn 1961 (Cask No. 508)

[45.0%・57 Years Old・Distilled in 1961・Bottled in 2018・Gordon & MacPhail Bottling・Cask No. 508・Single Cask Release of 97 Bottles] Nose: Breathtakingly thick mahogany oozing out rich cocoa and dark tannins.  Dates and figs caramelising in simmering syrup, a creamy and bright Sherry body still rather lively for its age.  The wood is majestic and elegantly elongated, coconut…

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Dram Review: Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection Longmorn 1961 (Cask No. 512)

[40.8%・57 Years Old・Distilled in 1961・Bottled in 2018・Gordon & MacPhail Bottling・Cask No. 512・Single Cask Release of 97 Bottles] Nose: The oak feels ancient and substantial, carrying the umami note with pride but somehow also carrying those ripe white fruits and extracting acidity from them.  The Sherry is expressive and stately, unmistakably G&M with coconut cream and…

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