This time something different:

  • Longmorn 1999 – The Distillery Reserve Collection (16yo, 59,6%)

A sample I got from a friend.


Chestnutoloroso sherry


w/ water: medium impact on the nose with some citrus (orange peel), roasted flavors (caramel) and a bit of spice (hints of vanilla). A bit alcoholic in the beginning.


w/ water: medium bodied, buttery notes, smooth sweet attack (honey, some sherry oloroso influences), roasted flavors (toffee/fudge, some nuts) followed by spicy notes (nutmeg, black pepper).


Medium to short finish caramel and toffee notes, ending with some spice (black pepper). Slightly dry finish as well.


Decent but not overly exciting and in my view recognisable as a aged in Oloroso sherry butts.

Score = 81-83/100
For me the profile of this one was very close to the Aberlour 15yo.