Longmorn Twins 1961

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Der bliver ofte diskuteret fadets påvirking af newmake. Og ofte ser man søsterfade med meget forskellig noter ved aftapning.
Gordon & MacPhail har taget dette op og aftappet to Longmorns i serien Private Collection. Der er altså tage om to single cask aftapninger, der kommer fra det samme newmake og har ligget under samme forhold, fadene er der ud over også udvalgt af Stuart og Richard Urquhart der er tvillinger.
Forskellen er at den ene har ligget på European oak og den anden på American oak, begge ex-sherry fade.

Flaskerne sælges som et sæt og der er lavet 97 sæt i alt.

Det interessante er at fadene er fra 2. februar 1961 og fyldt under deres bedstefar, George Urquhart og vil være de ældste Longmorns aftappet til dato.

Cask 512, aftappet ved fadstyrke på 40,8%

Noter (Stuart Urquhart):

COLOUR: Rich Mahogany.

AROMAS: The nose on this intricate and well-aged Speysider is quite complex yet well balanced. Initially, notes of subtle vanilla come to the fore, underscored by distinctive charred oak. Fruity aromas, red cherry, raisin, and orange peel, develop – graceful highlights resulting from fifty-seven years of Sherry cask maturation. Towards the end, the base notes are sweet and lingering, hints of maple syrup and almonds, almost marzipan like, add depth.

FLAVOURS: Surprisingly fresh and lively initially for an ultra-aged Sherry-matured single malt. Bitter orange and lemon become more rounded, rich, as they combine and mature into tropical fruit flavours – ripe banana and kiwi included. The bitter decadence of dark chocolate adds a fascinating depth. This Longmorn is intricately layered, as the robust sweetness dissipates, a grounding earthiness comes to the fore with the lightest of touches of distinctive coriander and lingering hints of peat smoke in the background.

FINISH: Substantial! Charred oak, dark chocolate, and orange peel linger. A fascinating, smooth finish. One to be pondered and enjoyed before taking the next sip.

WITH WATER: The sweet almond aromas are now truly marzipan; burnt melting sugar combines with a touch of cooked apple. The palate is softer now; the vivid fruitiness has matured into ripe banana, summer peach, and plump and juicy raspberry. There is an underlying vanilla pod intricacy throughout.



Cask 508, aftappet ved 40,8%

Noter (Stuart Urquhart)

COLOUR: Rich Mahogany.

AROMAS: The nose on this intricate and well-aged Speysider is quite complex yet well balanced. Initially, notes of subtle vanilla come to the fore, underscored by distinctive charred oak. Fruity aromas, red cherry, raisin, and orange peel, develop – graceful highlights resulting from fifty-seven years of Sherry cask maturation. Towards the end, the base notes are sweet and lingering, hints of maple syrup and almonds, almost marzipan like, add depth.

FLAVOURS: Surprisingly fresh and lively initially for an ultra-aged Sherry-matured single malt. Bitter orange and lemon become more rounded, rich, as they combine and mature into tropical fruit flavours – ripe banana and kiwi included. The bitter decadence of dark chocolate adds a fascinating depth. This Longmorn is intricately layered, as the robust sweetness dissipates, a grounding earthiness comes to the fore with the lightest of touches of distinctive coriander and lingering hints of peat smoke in the background.

FINISH: Substantial! Charred oak, dark chocolate, and orange peel linger. A fascinating, smooth finish. One to be pondered and enjoyed before taking the next sip.

WITH WATER: The sweet almond aromas are now truly marzipan; burnt melting sugar combines with a touch of cooked apple. The palate is softer now; the vivid fruitiness has matured into ripe banana, summer peach, and plump and juicy raspberry. There is an underlying vanilla pod intricacy throughout.

Pris for et sæt: £30000

Kilde: Gordon & MacPahil

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