Longmorn / Gordon & MacPhail

Longmorn 1961 Private Collection cask 508 (Gordon and MacPhail) Review

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.

Tasting Notes & Details


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 Details

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
Posted: 26/10/2018 by Tom

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