Hunter Laing Longmorn Tasting Notes

Posted: November 26, 2014 in Longmorn, Scotch Whisky H-Z

Hunter Laing Old Malt Cask Longmorn 1994 (19 year old) 50%

Bourbon/ Code: OMC2413/ Dist: Dec 1994 Btl: Aug 2014/ Tasted: Sept 2014

The nose displays plenty of dense, oily apricot and dusty clove pieced orange. Hints of dusty barley, thyme and building, almost mentholated herbs. Very lightly oaked with just a touch of oak character.

The palate is soft and a little watery but there’s some pleasant citrus and toffee along with that building, slightly mentholated herbalness. The citrus comes through with a real bite on the finish as does a light oak note.


 

Hunter Laing Hepburns Choice Longmorn 2002(?) (11 year old) 46%

Code: HEP0036/ Dist: ???? Btl: June 2014/ Tasted: July 2014

A beautifully fragrant nose of violety bourbon oak with toffee barley, apricot and grass.

The palate is fragrant and soft with plenty of bourbony notes. Hints of toffee, apricot , barley and corn follow with a balancing citrus note. Lovely, spicy, almost rye-like finish. Yes it’s heavy on the oak but the spirit adds a lovely freshness.

 


Hunter Laing Distillers Art Longmorn 1999 (15 year old) 48%

Bourbon/ Code: ART0027/ Dist: Nov 1999 Btl: Apr 2015/ Tasted: May 2015

Quite dark and very malty aromas. Hints of sugar coated boiled sweets; liquorice and sweet apricot appear along with lightly oiled and subtle coffee, dates and spice. Finally it becomes quite herbal with a hint of heather.

The palate opens with a subtle roasted coffee note along with slightly burnt liquorice and again some rye-like herbs. Very mineral on the middle with some piquant but sweet spices and late, lazy smoke. Very long and very malty with a ‘beery’ dried fruit and liquorice finish.

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