Longmorn 1961 Private Collection Casks 508 and 512

Longmorn 1961 Private Collection Casks 508 and 512 When Gordon and MacPhail do a Private Collection you just know it's going to be something from the top end of special.

Some of the more affordable bottlings in their range have been utterly brilliant so when a set of Twins aged around 57 years old and distilled in 1961 are t be released that is soemthing that is seriously special.

Being sent little 10ml samples of these to try was very special indeed for something that is £30,000 a pair for the full bottles. They are both very interesting bottles, although the 512, ex american oak cask, was most definitely more my style.

You can read my notes below.

If you have this level of money to spend on these drams you can do so at Gordon and MacPhail.

Massive thanks to Gordon and MacPhail for the official samples.


Longmorn 1961 Private Collection cask 508 (Gordon and MacPhail)

Longmorn 1961 Private Collection cask 508 (Gordon and MacPhail) The first of two really rather special Longmorn drams from Gordon and MacPhail this cask 508 was matured in a european oak cask.

I'm always concerned when it comes to Euopean oak as it really isnt for me generally and this has all the good flavours that come from a good European Oak cask. Plums, treacle, furniture polish and definite dunnage warehouse notes (not surprising though with a 57 year old whisky).

This is a really nice dram to sip on, with big powerful flavours, for me this one betrays the value of it, and doesn't feel like it would be worth c£15k a bottle, although i know why it's priced at that type of value. I amhowever really interested in the other cask which is american oak.

If you have this level of money to spend on these drams you can do so at Gordon and MacPhail.

Massive thanks to Gordon and MacPhail for the official samples.

 

For something old there’s a spiced plum and treacle note, sweet beeswax furniture polish, oak comes through as it sits, dried apricots, dark fruit skins and some prunes, treacle scones and a light fresh fruit note, hints of dunnage warehouse and dusty old mansions.

Dark roasted coffee beans, very dark chocolate and fresh leather, goes more mocha and apricots with a hint of treacle again and the dark roasted coffee goes almost burnt.

A bitterness hanging on the tongue, hints of spice fruits again

Bottle Name: Longmorn 1961 Private Collection cask 508 (Gordon and MacPhail)
Age: 1961 Vintage
ABV: 45.00
Distiller: Longmorn
Bottler: Gordon & MacPhail
Type: Single Cask Single Malt
From: Scotland, Speyside


Longmorn 1961 Private Collection cask 512 (Gordon and MacPhail)

Longmorn 1961 Private Collection cask 512 (Gordon and MacPhail) The second of two really rather special Longmorn drams from Gordon and MacPhail this cask 512 was matured in an American oak cask.

Instantly this is more my style, tropical fruits, hints of strawberry liquorice laces and tasty vanlla sugar, this is obviously ex american oak and very much a tasty dram too. If i could bottle this smell as a spray every decent whisky drinker in the world would be wearing it, its outragously good on the nose.

Teh palate is soft sweet and milky, with buttermilk, tropical fruits and coconut everything i like in a dram, this one for me i can see the reason behind the cost, i don't think i've ever had a dram that got me this entranced with its nose ever before.

If you have this level of money to spend on these drams you can do so at Gordon and MacPhail.

Massive thanks to Gordon and MacPhail for the official samples.

 

This is way more my style, tropical fruit punch, um bongo, Banana and hints of pineapple, strawberry haribos and touches of strawberry laces, That definitely American oak sweetness with vanilla sugar

Buttered crumpets, buttermilk, tropical fruit juice, juicy fruit chewing gum, coconut macaroons

Cinnamon, buttery croissants, warming

Bottle Name: Longmorn 1961 Private Collection cask 512 (Gordon and MacPhail)
Age: 1961 Vintage
ABV: 40.80
Distiller: Longmorn
Bottler: Gordon & MacPhail
Type: Single Cask Single Malt
From: Scotland, Speyside


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