Insider knowledge: Longmorn 1971 (Gordon and MacPhail) whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Longmorn 1971 (Gordon and MacPhail) whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Lots of fruit, thick and rich. Cut grass, mint, floral, oak.
Palate: Cocoa, hints of smoke, sherry, very complex, mint, polish, toffee.
Finish: Sherried peels, rich oak, spices.
I made this bottle a gift for my 40th Birthday and I really liked it, but I expected it to have much more depth and be more complex. Nevertheless it has been an very interesting experience.
25th May 2011