This single cask of Longmorn was distilled in 2004 and matured for 15 years, 13 in a ex-Bourbon cask, and the remainder in a 1st fill ex-Sauternes barrique.
An exceedingly soft nose tempted us with a tumble of vanilla and coconut alongside toffee apples and a glass of banana liqueur. Sticky notes of golden syrup tarts with marzipan joined hot apple crumble with custard and a good sprinkling of cinnamon and nutmeg. A touch of ginger tingled on the tongue before ripe cranberries and raspberries merged with peach yoghurt and honey on crumpets. Water delivered toffee and fudge, served with mugs of hot chocolate garnished with whipped cream and plenty of marshmallows. Finally, banana and butterscotch permeated through cherry and plum pie with oaky edges and a milk chocolate finish. After spending 13 years in an ex-bourbon barrel this was transferred to a 1st fill ex-sauternes barrique for the remainder of its maturation.