longmorn 11 yo 1999 - 2010 | 51.8% alambic classique

DETAILS

A 50ml miniature of Longmorn 11 yo 1999 , from Alambic Classique (AC) .

Cask No. 10422 , Refill Hogshead, Single Malt Whisky from Speyside district in Scotland.

Distilled in 1999 and bottled in 2010 at 51.8% abv.

One of 60 miniatures.

FACTS

NOSE

It is rather punchy, fresh, still a tad rawish but very nicely fruity, without too many obvious pearish notes, rather gooseberries and light strawberry notes. Also a little melon and peaches as well as some flowers (maybe peonies). It’s globally fresh and very clean but not too simple. With water: interestingly, gets much more resinous and flinty. Damp clay. Then more herbal and grassy. Very nice.

PALATE

Sweet, a tad youngish but not too much (strawberry liqueur, pear drops), developing on fruit eaux-de-vie and various jams. Also quite some pepper in the background, the cask must have been quite active. With water: excellent ‘young’ fruitiness with a good dose of pepper and a little thyme. Maybe tiny-wee touches of garlic, that’s interesting!

FINISH

Long length finish, clean on the spicier side.

OVERALL

Clean and fruity ‘modern’ spirit, not the most complex ever but perfectly made, gets more herbal with water, classy young Longmorn anyways.

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