Longmorn 16 YO
Wine Type:
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Barley / Grains
Region, Subregion, Country:
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Speyside, Scotland
Alcohol Level:
For the nose which is stewed orchard fruit layered with voluptuous and notes of sweet vanilla creme brulee. The palate is rewarded with the rich flavours of ripe fruity pears and luxuriously smooth, creamy milk chocolate And the finish is full-flavoured and exquisitely drawn out. Remarkable expression of age and elegance, this rich and intense Single Malt is matured for 1 years for outstanding balance of flavour and voluptuous finish. It matures for 1 years in three types of oak: American oak barrels, ex-sherry casks and Taditional oak. Not chill-filtered.
Build on the site of an old chapel, the Longmorn distillery has been founded by John Duff and two associates, Charles Shirres and George Thomson in 1894, together with its neighbour Benriach. John Duff founded the Glenlossie 19 years earlier. Despite his good position within the whisky world in those days, John Duff was crippled by debts because of the great recession in the whisky industry at the end of the 19th century. He was forced to sell everything to pay his creditors. Among the candidates for buying the distillery, John Grant (from Glen Grant) through his company Hill Thomson & Co who marketed amongst others the "Something Special" blend. In the early 1970's, Longmorn merged with the distillery "The Glenlivet" to create "The Glenlivet Distillers Ltd". The distillery doubled its production capacity in 1972 and again in 1974. The number of stills went from 4 to 8. Seagram purchased the distillery in 1977. Longmorn is one of the few distilleries who never stopped production. Longmorn is part of the collection "Heritage Collection". The distilleries belonging to "The Chivas and Glenlivet Group", part of Seagram have been bought by the French group Pernod-Ricard on 19 december 2001. Parts of the production are used in the blends Something Special and Queen Anna.
Easy & Fruity
Dominant Flavour:
Tropical Fruit
Sweet Spice
Critics Score:
92 Wine Enthusiast