Longmorn 16 Year Old
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery Longmorn
  • Age 16 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol 48%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • spicy
  • oak
  • roasted
  • honey
  • lemon zest
  • zesty
  • nutty
  • citrus
  • apple juice

Longmorn

16 Year Old (0.75l, 48%)
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Character Goatson
With its 16 years aging in ex-Bourbon casks, deft craftsmanship at the copper pots, lovely presentation, and  superior body and texture, you will be left wondering why you haven’t tasted it before now. 
 
Longmorn Distillery Company was founded in 1893 by three men: John Duff, George Thompson, and Charles Shirres. John Duff was a bit of a legend, having founded several distilleries at the time and enjoying a good reputation. Well, the entire Whisky industry went into recession at the turn of the century and hundreds of small shops were wiped out. If you ask Uncle Flaviar about this dark period in Whisky history he still gets choked up and refers to it only as the “time that shall not be mentioned.”
 
Anyway, Longmorn suffered through and managed to remain open, but poor old John Duff was wiped out and had to sell all that he owned to pay his creditors. But his heritage remains to this day in the fine Whisky still produced on site. Over the years, Longmorn ownership has changed hands a few times and they are currently owned by the spirits industry giant Pernod-Ricard. The Whisky produced is split between being bottled as their traditional (and fine) single-malt line and being included as a core component of several premium blends, including Queen Anne and Something Special.
 
Everyone wants a little Longmorn Single Malt in their blend! Those benders love it because of the texture and sweetness it brings to the party. Seriously, this long-overlooked Speyside from the town of Moray is so sought-after by the premium blended Scotch Whisky brands that it can be hard for them to carve out a few barrels of the good stuff to bottle as a signature single-malt. But we are so glad that they do! 
 
Longmorn Single Malt 16 Year has all the right specs … Highland-Speyside, premium ex-Bourbon cask aging, 16 years of patience, deft craftsmanship at the copper pots, and a lovely presentation. The flavors are all there, but what really sets Longmorn Scotch Single Malt 16 Year apart is its gentle sweetness and that lovely mouth-feel. If you are a Whisky fan, you will be wondering why you haven’t tasted it before now. 

SmartAss Corner
The malt whisky that was produced at Longmorn quickly became popular with blenders. The National Guardian wrote in 1897: 'Longmorn jumped into favour with buyers from the earliest day on which it was offered.'
 
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery Longmorn
  • Age 16 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol 48%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Roasted grain color    
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Lemon zest, honey, and oak
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Nice thick body and texture, mixed roasted nuts, and a little more citrus 
 
Finish 
Long, dry, with a spicy lemon zest
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  • spicy
  • oak
  • roasted
  • honey
  • lemon zest
  • zesty
  • nutty
  • citrus
  • apple juice
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Prior to founding Longmorn, John Duff tried to open the first malt Whisky distillery on the African continent, but South African president Paul Kruger—full of anglophobic leanings—put the kaibash on his plans.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Until as recently as 1994, the stills at Longmorn were heated by direct coal fire, requiring much diligence and really big oven mitts for the stillmen.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Prior to founding Longmorn, John Duff tried to open the first malt Whisky distillery on the African continent, but South African president Paul Kruger—full of anglophobic leanings—put the kaibash on his plans.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Until as recently as 1994, the stills at Longmorn were heated by direct coal fire, requiring much diligence and really big oven mitts for the stillmen.
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