Chivas Brothers is relaunching Longmorn with a commitment to no less than 18 years of maturation…the new 18 year old is priced at €250 and the 22-year-old at €400. ——————————- Speyside single malt, Longmorn, is proud to open another chapter in its history of 130 years of craftsmanship with the introduction of new whiskies and a fresh, elegant look. Unmatched in its refinement and flavour, Longmorn is making a commitment to release single malt whiskies matured for no less than 18 years from now on, and the newly released 18-Year-Old and 22-Year-Old single malts will be the foundations of Longmorn’s whisky portfolio. Longmorn has been long revered within the whisky industry, with a pioneering, ambitious spirit traceable back to the single malt whisky’s roots. Its journey began in 1894 when globe-trotting and entrepreneurial founder, John Duff, established the Speyside distillery and introduced innovative export methods including its own railway, which rapidly transported the single malt whisky directly from the distillery doors around the globe. This heritage is brought to life through the refined new packaging, which features vibrant golden arches representative of train tunnels and bridges, layered on a deep purple background. Longmorn continued to inspire whisky craft far and wide in 1919, with Masataka Taketsura undertaking an apprenticeship at the distillery, to then go on to become the ‘founding father’ of Japanese whisky in the wake of his time at Longmorn. From the Industrial Revolution to the digital age, Longmorn has endured and remains one of the rare Scotch whisky distilleries to have ceaselessly produced whisky for 130 years. Both the new 18-Year-Old and 22-Year-Old single batch whiskies are non-chill filtered, matured primarily in American oak casks, and presented at cask strength, which is a testament to the distillery's unwavering commitment to quality and refinement. The 18-Year-Old has flavour notes of toffee apples, apricots and a subtly sweet finish of creamy milk chocolate. The 22-Year-Old is further matured to create a rich depth of flavour, balancing tasting notes of hazelnut praline and luscious toffee with delicate citrus and poached pears.
Posted by Mark at 2024-02-01 16:01:30 UTC