Dram Review: Longmorn 20 Master of Malt Single Cask series

This was my christmas present from Mrs dramstats. Unsolicited (in fact I’d not even heard of this one when I opened it), and unexpected, I was again really pleased.

Before my birthday this year, I just have to make sure that mrs dramstats knows where my SMWS membership card is and how to use it!

I passed Longmorn distillery a few times whilst in Speyside this February. On the road between Rothes and Elgin, the distillery is not open to the public, but makes some excellent single malt whisky (most of which makes its way into Chivas’ Brothers range of blended whisky.

Here are the dramstats:



  • ABV 55.5%
  • Age 20
  • Price (it was a present)

Nose: Vanilla, ovaltine, malty, nesquik chocolate. Cinnamon spice. The reduced nose has even more spice. Wood, pepper, strawberry whips with cocoa powder.

Palate: Sweet icing sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and honey. With water it’s very malty with milk chocolate.

Finish: Peppery with oak and cinnamon before a sweetness of malty vanilla and strawberry haribo.

Verdict: Excellent. I love whisky with this malty ovaltine note and this is great. Even better with water. From the picture, you’ll note that I’ve reviewed this one to death. Great stuff! I wonder what my next birthday present will be…



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