Longmorn 17yo, 1996-2013, Cask Strength, The Ultimate
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Bottling: van Wees
Cask type: Sherry butt (#105092, 582 btl.)
Nose: A massive hit of sherry and molasses, with the classic heavy ripe dark fruit tones of cherries, plums and finally raisins. Rich and thick.
Palate: Wow! A huge and hot palate. Very sweet, full of sherry, Demerara sugar, raisins, plums, and dark thick fruit compote. Almost chewable. Turns into dark chocolate and earthy notes.
Finish: Long and surprisingly soft with lingering sweetness. This one sticks on the tongue for hours.
With water: The sweetness cannot be tamed by water but feels a bit tingly on the tongue with spicy oak tones while the dark fruits keep present.
Comments: A big sherry monster. Sherry and dark ripe fruits shine through all the way with great elegance. A complex dram and quite drinkable neat despite its high alcohol content.