Longmorn 16. ABV 48%. Non-Chill Filtered. Color added.
A gentle nose of apple and spice, perhaps raisins. On the palate it is dry, citrus and ginger, with minor spice notes, and a lingering caramel element. The finish is warming and medium.
This whisky has a smoothness that reflects the maturity through the gentle unfolding of flavors. I found myself shifting my assessment of the flavor with successive sips, no dominating element. It does not have the sweet Sherry influences that I find to be characteristic of many Speyside single malts. It is a dryer, but in no way harsh, whisky.
The bottle comes with a leather strip around the base. I am not sure what the intent was, and it matters little to me what is on the outside of a whisky bottle.
This is an easy whisky to sip. For the age, it is reasonably priced. Then again, reasonable is a shifting standard in today’s single malt whisky market. If you are looking for a whisky that dominates the palate, that has aggressive elements, then skip this one. If you want a good, dry, smooth whisky with subtle flavor, then you might find Longmorn 16 a good investment.