Longmorn 18 year old and 22 year old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Longmorn Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky Launched in a luxurious new look aged for 18 and 22 years

Speyside single malt, Longmorn enters another chapter in its 130-year history of craftsmanship with the introduction of new whiskies and a fresh, elegant look. It is committed to releasing single malt whiskies matured for no less than 18 years from now, with the latest annual releases of the 18-year-old and 22-year-old single malts being the foundations of Longmorn’s whisky portfolio. A new packaging captures the golden arches representative of train tunnels and bridges, layered on a deep purple background.

Both the 18-year-old and 22-year-old single-batch whiskies are not chill-filtered, aged mainly in American Oak casks, and offered at cask strength. The 18-year-old has a higher alcohol by volume at 56.7% and carries tasting notes of toffee apples and apricots, with a mildly sweet ending reminiscent of creamy milk chocolate. The distinct smoky oak flavour comes from the charred barrels used in the ageing process.

The 22-year-old Speyside Single Malt Whisky is at a slightly lower ABV of 54.5%. It 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.

Longmorn’s journey began in 1894 when John Duff established the Speyside distillery. He introduced innovative export methods including its own railway, which transported the single malt whisky directly from the distillery doors around the world. In 1919, Masataka Taketsuru undertook an apprenticeship at the distillery, and went on to become the “Founding Father of Japanese Whisky”. Longmorn has endured and remains one of the rare Scotch whisky distilleries to have produced whisky for 130 years.

Caris Simpson, the Global Brand Ambassador for Chivas Brothers based in Glasgow, visited Singapore this week. She’s in charge of promoting Pernod Ricard’s range of whiskies, distilleries, and the luxury guesthouse Linn House to trade professionals and VIP guests, with a particular emphasis on single malts like Longmorn, The Glenlivet, and Aberlour.

I had the privilege of meeting her at the Longmorn tasting masterclass at the new Pernod Ricard office at 6 Battery Road, as well as at another customer masterclass at The Grande Whisky Museum in Suntec, where we sampled Royal Salute’s 21 Year-Old Signature Blend, the 24 Year-Old Cognac Cask Finish and the two Longmorn expressions.

In Singapore, you can find the Longmorn 18-Year-Old Speyside Single Malt Whisky and Longmorn 22-Year-Old Speyside Single Malt Whisky at recommended retail prices of S$340 and S$540, respectively, at selected retailers and through Le Cercle.

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