Longmorn 1992 Exclusive Malts K&L
Added on Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 at 09:50 AM
  Bottler: The Creative Whisky Co.
  Age: 20 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1992 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 52.80 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $100 Availability: Specialty Stores
Bottled for K&L in 2012.
Member Ratings and Notes

The nose has sweet dessert wine and tropical fruit. The palate is bursting with fruit and dessert wine with a syrupy mouthfeel. I get dried, candied mangoes. The wine note gets more sherry like later in the palate and into the finish where there's just a touch of sulfur.


This one's a winner - just a really drinkable sherried malt with a lot of fruit. The back label states, "This should be much more expensive," and they're right.


N: Carmalized bananas, candied walnuts, carrot cake. Light & refreshing. I did add a few drops of water, which opened everything up a bit more. 

P: Lots going on, hard to keep up with. More cake/frosting.

F: Hint of smoke came through, combining with the other sweet aspects.


I found it more complex than K&L claimed it would be. Delicious and dangerously drinkable. What a deal.  

This is immensely drinkable stuff. Nose of Juicyfruit gum, with tangerine and orange peel. Palate continues that theme, and it's especially sweet on the attack. Finish drops off quite a bit, with a little resurgence of moderately tannic spice after a few seconds.
It's a very "clean" whisky, and one that gets better and better as the glass drains -- with many whiskies as sweet as this one, the opposite is true. But this has the mark of a winner.
I'm right on the fence of A-/B+ (something like an 89-90 pointer, if you will). Usually that's "officially" a B+. But this case, the sheer drinkability pushes me the other way, even though it may not be A- on flavor alone. I just really enjoy it. Great price too. Get it while you can.

N: Nice! Has a good sherry quality to it, nice light furniture polish notes. Plenty of wood (but not out of control). Sweet with hints of apple, a little orange, and faint hint of nutmeg. A little overall low-grade mulling spice vibe. Slightly plummy, a little jammy. 


P: Nice full, rich mouthfeel. A little bit of pepper and a touch of orange citrus again. Slightly waxy furniture polish, nice wood. Very luscious, nice and fruity (red fruit). A little faint earthiness. 
F: Wood and pepper up front, slightly dry and dusty wood (in the best possible old-whisky way). More light oranges, a touch of vanilla, a gentle touch of allspice. Almost bubblegummy for a second. 
Really, really enjoyable. One of the best of 2012. Easy drinking as can be - reminds me a lot of Tun 1401 batch 3 (for real).  I agree with Adam that this would be a quintessential 90 point, right on the cusp kind of thing. I really enjoy this, and while it hits all the right notes, I want it to be just a little bit more of what it is. 


Plums, raisins, and apricots with a cedar finish.  Vibrant flavors.



This has a medium bronze color, with a slight red glow. A little wood and honey on the nose. The palate is rich and the wood and honey are still present. Quite a bit of citrus peel. A nice pop on the finish. Overall there is nice depth. To me (I think moreso than the other reviewers) I get more bitter/sour elements on the tongue, but still a really nice whisky. B+/A- [1/13/13]
The lingering sherry note is dry, uniquely spicy and sweet, and keeps you coming back again, and again, and again.
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