Има и хора, и хора. Има и уиски, което пиеш, защото си чувал, че е вкусно, има и уиски, което купуваш, защото е рядкост и след време би струвало в пъти повече. Longmorn 15 y.o. single malt е трета категория – уиски, за което съм чувал, че носи отличителните белези на качествения скоч от Хайленд, който при това все по-трудно може да бъде намерен и някъде биха убили за бутилка от него, или поне биха дали около 100 британски паунда за бутилка /за справка виж тук/.
Longmorn 15y single malt – Collector’s treasure
There are people, and people. There is whiskey that you drink because you’ve heard it’s tasty, there is and whiskey that you buy because it’s rare and after time it would cost much more. Longmorn 15y single malt is a third category – whiskey, for I’ve heard that it bears the distinctive features of the high quality scotch of Highland, which is also increasingly difficult to be found and somewhere would kill for a bottle of it or at least would give £100 for a bottle /for reference see here/.And now some facts.
The Longmorn Distillery Company was founded in 1893 by John Duff, Charles Shirres and George Thomson. The distillery started production in 1894, but in the following years it was affected by the collapse of wholesale buyers and passed through a variety of ownerships. Until 1970 when the company joined to well known „The Glenlivet“ and „Glen Grant“ to form „The Glenlivet Distillers Ltd“. In 1978 the Longmorn was bought by Chivas Brothers and in 2001 Chivas Brothers was acquired by the French Pernod Ricard Group.“Enough talk, let`s drink!“ What does distinguishes this „Highlander“? In 2007 were produced the last bottles of 15 year-old distillate, which was replaced by a 16 year-old Longmorn /an action provoked by the company’s aim to intervene in the market by presenting a higher class whiskey/. The problem is that connoisseurs prefer the „big brother“ which receives assessments, tending to the absolute maximum. Its undeniable qualities make it an object of desire for many, which however is almost running out in Western Europe and this significantly increases its price. Where it can still be found, its price varies between 60 EUR and £100 /with potential to surpass it many times in the future/.Did I like it? Yes, I did!
The color I likened to apple cider. The aroma is sweetish and honey. It reminds me the smell of white wine /Chardonnay, even White Port/. Taste – spicy and bitter. After a few drops of water the whiskey becomes softer but retains its piquancy and bitterness. The finish is long, sweetish, winy and with lightly smoked and toasted notes.