longmorn 11 yo 1999 - 2010 | 51.8% alambic classique
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.
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.
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!
Long length finish, clean on the spicier side.