Longmorn 2002 16 year old (G&M)

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Bottle: A Gordon & MacPhail distillery range bottling. Classic styling.

Nose: Creamy sherry, vanilla and liquorice. With a little air boiled sweets emerge. Yum!

Body: Medium and oily.

Palate: Starts with a spicy, herbal twist and then shifts effortlessly to dark chocolate orange and dusty, leather bound books.

Finish: Long and drying. Cocoa powder, orange jelly, and white pepper.

Neat/Ice/Water: 43%.

Verdict: Quaffable (knocking on the door of Superior especially at this price!). This whisky is one smooth operator. It looks good, breathes good, tastes good and finishes confidently. No real flaws other than it’s just falling short of a wow moment but no complaints from me. The wow moment was the price… it retailed at £43 which is absurdly good value for money. I got mine for slightly more at auction but I’m not complaining at all. Glides down, very smooth, very elegant. An affordable luxury. Wish I’d bought a case of the stuff.

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