New single malts from one of the whisky world’s best-kept secrets

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A favourite of Scotch whisky distillers and blenders, the 130-year-old Longmorn Distillery introduces two aged expressions for both new and seasoned collectors

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May 13, 2024, 04:00 AM

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May 13, 2024, 04:00 AM

Home to some of the best Scotch distilleries, Speyside, in the north-east of Scotland, produces rich and elegant whiskies, with distinct fruity notes.

Among these distilleries is Longmorn, an industry stalwart which may not be as well-known as the bigger names, but has often been referred to as “every distiller’s favourite apart from their own”. In fact, Longmorn single malt has been a component of Chivas Regal and Royal Salute blends.

Having produced single malt whiskies for 130 years, Longmorn is now introducing two new single batch whiskies, designed to captivate both new enthusiasts and seasoned collectors. 

The first of its two new expressions is the 18-Year-Old, with its rich tasting notes of toffee apples, apricots and fresh tropical fruits, before a finish of creamy milk chocolate. It is particularly enticing to younger palates who are newer to the whisky world and drawn to an accessible taste of luxury. 

On the other hand, the 22-Year-Old whisky, with its complex balance of hazelnut praline, luscious toffee, citrus and poached pears, appeals to established professionals and collectors. These epicurean connoisseurs have high standards and a deep appreciation for rare spirits, and they value being seen as “in the know” among their peers. They are drawn to Longmorn's reputation for excellence and the chance to further their education in the world of whisky.

To enjoy either Longmorn Single Malt whisky, take them neat, cut with a little water, or as part of a classic cocktail such as an Old ...

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