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LONGMORN   

30 years old

43 %            
Last bottle and empty
VINTAGE 1964
Distilled 17.1.64
Bottled 10.94
Cask No. 324
150 bottles
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

LONGMORN - GLENLIVET         

11 years old

60.7 %               
CADENHEAD'S
AUTHENTIC COLLECTION
Sherrywood Matured
Cask Strenght
Distilled June 1984
Bottled December 1995
Not diluted
No additives
No filtration . No colouring
Wm. Cadenhead, 32 Unionstreet,
Campbeltown

LONGMORN - GLENLIVET         

11 years old

60.1 %              
Last Bottle and empty
CADENHEAD'S
AUTHENTIC COLLECTION
Sherrywood Matured
Cask Strenght
Distilled 1984
Bottled 1996
Not diluted
No additives
No filtration . No colouring
Wm. Cadenhead, 32 Unionstreet,
Campbeltown

LONGMORN   

8 years old

43 %              
THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY SELECTION
Distilled 14/4/89
Cask No. 6052
Bottled 30/6/97
Van Wees, Amersfoort

LONGMORN   

13 years old

43 %              
THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY SELECTION
Distilled 23.12.81
Cask No. 5006
Bottled 1.95
294 bottles
Van Wees, Amersfoort

LONGMORN  

15 years old

45 %    INFO         
Heritage Selection
LAST  BOTTLE  & EMPTY
Bottled: 1994
Longmorn Distillery, Elgin

LONGMORN  

17 years old

59,1 %                    
Distilled: 1976
Bottled: 1994
Society Cask code 7.13
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh

LONGMORN  

geen leeftijd vermelding

40 %        
Vintage Highland Malt
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

LONGMORN  

29 years old

45 %       INFO         
Distilled: 1972
Bottled: 2001
Matured in Sherry Oak Hogsead
Cask number 1097
272 Bottles
No Chill Filtration
No Colouring
Blackadder International, Edinburgh

LONGMORN   

15 years old

43 %    INFO              
Heritage Selection

(old Bottle)
Longmorn Distillery, Elgin

LONGMORN   

35 years old

51,7 %      INFO     
SINGLE CASK
SCOTCH MALT WHISKY
Distilled: 1968
Bottled: 2004
Society Cask code 7.25
Outturn 421 Bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburg
"Ginger chocolate and prunes"


LONGMORN    

36 years old

52.1 %      INFO  
SINGLE CASK
SCOTCH MALT WHISKY
Date Distilled: Dec ´68
Date Bottled: May ´05
Outturn 467 Bottles
Society Cask Code 7.28
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinbur;
'Candyfloss and fireworks'

LONGMORN    

38 years old

49,8 %      INFO       
SINGLE CASK
SCOTCH MALT WHISKY
Distilled Feb 68
Bottled Feb 06
Society Cask code 7.35
Outturn 393 Bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
'Dense dark fruits'

LONGMORN     

38 years old

53,6 %   INFO                               
SINGLE  CASK  
SCOTCH  MALT  WHISKY
Date Distilled Feb 68
Cask Type Sherry Butt
Date Bottled Jan 07
Society Cask No. 7.37
Outturn  467 Bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
'Irresistible'

LONGMORN   1992    

15 years old

46 %
Single Speyside Malt
THE  ULTIMATE  SINGLE  MALT
SCOTCH  WHISKY  SELECTION
Distilled: 20/04/92
Matured in a hogshead
Cask no. 53807
Bottled: 11/09/07
Natural Colour

Non Chillfiltering

The Ultimate Whisky Company, NL

LONGMORN  

Aged 16 years

48 %                                              
Speyside
An initial big malt flavour that commands
a pause revealing a silky richnaturally sweet
and quietly complex character
Non - Chill Filtered Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Longmorn Distilleries limited,
Longmorn Distillery, Elgin, Morayshire

LONGMORN      

Aged 40 years  

53,5 %    INFO                             
SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH WHISKY
FROM  A  SINGLE  CASK
Distilled March 1968
Cask: 1st Fill Sherry Butt
1 of only 381 Bottles
Society Single Cask No. 7.48
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults,
Leith, Edinburgh
"Cold nights and warm fires"

LONGMORN   

Aged 16 years

48 %   INFO                                     
Non - Chill Filtered
The Longmorn Distilleries Limited
Longmorn Distillery, Elgin, Morayshire

LONGMORN

Aged  30  years  

43 %     
SINGLE  SPEYSIDE  MALT
SCOTCH  WHISKY
Distillers: The Longmorn - Glenlivet  
Distilleries Ltd, longmorn                                        
Matured & Bottled by
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin                                                                                                       

LONGMORN INFO
1 9 6 4
46  years old  

47.7 %                 
GORDON  &  MACPHAIL
RESERVE
SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
EXCLUSIVELY  BOTTLED  BY
VAN  WEES
Speyside
Distillation date:  24/12/1964
Cask type: 1st Fill Sherry Butts
Cask No. 5614
Bottling month: June 2011
378 Numbered Bottles
Unchillfiltered
Natural colour
Specially Selected, Produced and Bottled
by Gordon & Macphail, Elgin.

LONGMORN
VINTAGE 1 9 9 6
17  years

57.4 %                                
CASK  STRENGHT
THE  ULTIMATE  SINGLE  MALT
SCOTCH  WHISKY
Speyside Single Malt
Distilled: 01/05/96
Matured in a Sherry Butt
Cask no: 72324
Bottled: 11/10/13
621 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chillfiltered
Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company.NL

LONGMORN
CASK  STRENGHT
VINTAGE  1 9 9 6
17 years old

59.0 %                                   
THE  ULTIMATE  SINGLE  MALT
SCOTCH  WHISKY
Speyside Single Malt
Distilled: 25/06/96
Matured in a Sherry Butt
Caskno: 105084
Bottled; 10/03/14
594 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Nonchillfiltered
Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company.NL

LONGMORN INFO
42  years  old  

59.4 %                                
GORDON  &  MACPHAIL  RESERVE
SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
Speyside
Exclusively Bottled for VAN  WEES
Working with the specialists at
Gordon & Macphail Van Wees has
Selected the cask for this unique
bottling
Distillation date: 06/11/1969
Cask Number: 5295
Cask Type: 1st Fill Sherry Butt
Bottling Month: June 2011
Number of bottles 402
Bottle Number: 355
Unchillfiltered
Natural colour
Specially selected, produced and bottled by
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin
The World's Leading Malt Whisky Specialist
Established 1895

LONGMORN INFO
44  years  old   

55.4 %                                
GORDON  &  MACOHAIL  RESERVE
SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
Speyside
Exclusively Bottled for VAN WEES
Working with the specialists at
Gordon & Macphail Van Wees has
Selected the cask for this unique
bottling
Cask Number: 909
Cask Type: 1st Fill Sherry Butt
Bottling Month: June 2011
Number of bottles: 523
Bottle Number: 49
Unchillfiltered
Natural colour
Specially selected, produced and bottled by
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin
The World's Leading Malt Whisky Specialist
Esatablished 1895

LONGMORN INFO
Aged 11 years  

57.6 %                                   
SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
FROM  A  SINGLE  CASK
Date Distilled 14th June 2002
Cask Type: Refill Barrel ex Bourbon
Outturn: One of only 246 Bottles
Society Single Cask: Code:  7.93
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
A complex cornucopia

LONGMORN
25  years  

46 %                               
THE  ULTIMATE  SINGLE  MALT
SCOTCH  WHISKY
Speyside Single Malt
Distilled: 15/06/90
Matured in a Hogshead
Cask no: 8614
Bottled: 06/10/15
225 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chillfiltered
Selected by The Ultimate
Whisky Company.NL

LONGMORN
Estd  1894
40 %                                                                      
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
THE  DISTILLERS  CHOICE
Longmorn Distillery, Elgin
Morayshire

LONGMORN

2002
15 years
57.4 %
Speyside Single Malt
The Ultimate Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Cask Strenght
Distilled: 17/09/02
Matured in a Bourbon Barrel
Cask No: 800636
Bottled: 26/01/18
219 Numbered Bottled
Bottle No: 18
Natural Colour
Nin Chillfiltered
Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company.NL

Highland Malt
Speyside
LONGMORN - GLENLIVET  (1894

Longmorn, Elgin, Morayshire. Licentiehouder: The Longmorn - Glenlivet Distilleries Ltd. Onderdeel van The Chivas & Glenlivet Group Ltd. Eigendom van Seagram.
John Duff, die in 1876 Glenlossie had gebouwd, samen met anderen, stichtte in 1894 Longmorn en zijn optimisme was zo groot in die hoogtij dagen van de whiskyboom, dat hij in 1897 Benriach ook nog bouwde.
Longmorn komt van Llanmorgund, wat land van de heilige man betekent. Het water en de turf komen van Mannoch Hill.
John Duff, die Glenlossie al eerder had verkocht, raakte in grote moeilijkheden en verkocht Longmorn aan James R. Grant, die werd opgevolgd door zijn zonen P.J.V. Grant en R.L. Grant.
De Grants van Longmorn en van Glen Grant werden in 1970 verenigd toen ze met Hill Thomson & Co, whiskyblenders te Edinburgh samen gingen met The Glenlivet & Glen Grant Distilleries Ltd.
In 1972 werd Longmorn uitgebreid van vier naar zes ketels.
In 1974 kwam het aantal ketels op acht.
In 1978 werd de groep overgenomen door Seagram.
De Mash tun is 7.56 ton.
De dertien Wash backs hebben een inhoud van elk 19.300 liter.
De vier Wash stills hebben elk een inhoud van 9700 liter, de vier Spirit stills elk 6500 liter en worden indirect met stoom verhit.
De capaciteit is  liter spirit per jaar.
Longmorn derives its name from the Gaelic Lann Marnoch meaning Church of St. Marnoch. Maernanog was one of the missionaries who brought Christanity to the Picts of Moray.
After his death in 625 AD, the feast day of St. Marnoch was celebrated in many Scottish towns.
Over the centuries the name evolved and was anglicised to become Longmorn.
Established in 1894, the distillery nestles quietly a few hundred yards off the main Elgin to Rothes road. Extensive warehousing surrounds a traditional looking Victorian Distillery. The Manager's office looks onto the courtyard, with the production buildings a distinctive pagoda roof set in one corner with the still house visible in the other-forming the southern part. The northern side consists of cask warehouses with the easten side being enclosed by the now disused raiway line.
The appearance of the distillery has changed very little over the years. Although the railway sidings to where materials were transported and from where whisky was shipped south are gone, their existence is still evident on the landscape.
The doubling of capacity of the distillery in the 1970s was contained in the original buildings by reusing space freed after the floor malting operation stopped.

Longmorn was built at the height of the whisky-boom; the demand for single malts in blending seemed never-ending.
However the local newspaper noted the arrival of Longmorn with the following article:
'Still another distillery! Evidnetly the latest one announced for Longmorn is not the last that this district will see. There is much talk of 'still more to follow'. I wonder how many new distilleries have been erected, or are in the course of construction, or have been arranged for within the last three years, within the district known as the Glenlivet radius.
I have lost count. But to this must be joined the fact that at the same time the old and existing distilleries have been lengthening their stakes and widening their stills to an unprecedented extent, some of them doubling and trebling their former output. When is all this going to end'.
The journalist only had to wait five years to find out the answer to his question. In December 1898, the whisky industrie was rocked by the collapse of Pattison, Elder & Co, Ltd, whisky Blenders & Exporters, based in Leith. The fraudulent company had fuelled false demand for malt whisky causing huge over-production. On the collapse they left vast debts which crippled many small distilling companies.
Although the crash brought about the end of John Duff's control, the quality of Longmorn's whisky was already established.
According to The National Guardian in 1897, it 'jumped into favour with buyers from the earliest day on which it was offered' indeed Longmorn is one of only a few distilleries to have enjoyed continuous production.
Longmorn emplys a completely balanced production cycle. From the 8 tonnes of grist mashed in the traditional geared tun, a wash back is charged with 38.800 litres of wort. After fermentation is completed the wash is equally divided between the four wash stills. The four wash and four spirit stills work in tandem - the four batches of low wines are mixed with the previous four batches of foreshots and feints, which results in each spirit still being charged with 6.500 litres.
The stills, small with wide necks promote complexity and give weight to the spirit. The slower distillation time and relatively high-necked stills give elegance and balance. It is this consistency and quality that not only makes Longmorn a Blender's favourite but also a 1st Class Single Malt.

Current Annual Distillery Output: (October 2005) 4 million litres of alcohol
Water Source: Local springs
Malt Source:  Burghead Maltings
Malt Type: Optic - lightly peated
Malt Storage: 200 t
Mill Type: Porteus
Grist Storage: 10 t
Mash Tun Construction: Tradition rakes
Mash Size: 8 t
No. of Wash Backs: 8
Wash Back Construction:  Stainless steel
Wash Back Capacity: 38.800 L
Yeast:  Distillers
Wash Still Charge: 9.700 L
Heat Source: Steam coils
Spirit Still Shape: Traditional

1893   Longmorn Distillery Company formed by John
Duff, Charles Shirres & George Thomson  
1894   Longmorn Distillery starts production
1897   John Duff builds a second distillery, Benriach,
next to Longmorn  
1898   The Pattison crash results in Duff relinquishing
control of both distilleries.Responsibility passed to James R. Grant and eventually to his two sons J.C Grant and R.L. Grant, who kept up continuous production as
         the Longmorn Distillery Co  
1970   Amalgamated with Glenlivet & Glen Grant
Distilleries and Hill. Thomson & Co,  Ltd to form The Glenlivet Distilleries Ltd.
1972   The number of stills increased from 4 to 6
1974   Another pair of stills installed
1978   Glenlivet Distilleries Ltd is acquired by Seagram
2001   The Chivas & Glenlivet Group is bought by
 Pernod . Ricard
 
Born during the golden era of luxery, a time of dazzling elegance and breath taking progress,
Longmorn was envisioned as rhe pinackle of exquisite taste. Not only did our forward
thinking founder draw on the latest advances in distilling to create a single malt of unparalleled
finesse, he made the astute and enlightened decision to extend the railway to our distillery door to export his finely crafted single malt. More than a century on, its sumptuous character
is still revered by connoisseurs.

This exceptionally balanced single malt is matured in three different types of oak casks, First
fill American oak barrels bring sweet caramel notes, tempered with hints of warm spices from
ex - sherry casks, whilst traditional oak casks impart subtle depth and sweet treackle toffee notes


Build on the site of an old chapel, the Longmorn distillery has been founded by John Duff and two associates, Charles Shirres and George Thomson in 1894, together with its neighbour Benriach.
John Duff founded the Glenlossie 19 years earlier.
Despite his good position within the whisky world in those days, John Duff was crippled by debts because of the great recession in the whisky industry at the end of the 19th century. He was forced to sell everything to pay his creditors.
Among the candidates for buying the distillery, John Grant (from Glen Grant) through his company Hill Thomson & Co who marketed amongst others the "Something Special" blend.
In the early 1970's, Longmorn merged with the distillery "The Glenlivet" to create "The Glenlivet Distillers Ltd".
The distillery doubled its production capacity in 1972 and again in 1974. The number of stills went from 4 to 8. Seagram purchased the distillery in 1977. Longmorn is one of the few distilleries who never stopped production. Longmorn is part of the collection "Heritage Collection".
The distilleries belonging to "The Chivas and Glenlivet Group", part of Seagram have been bought by the French group Pernod-Ricard on 19 december 2001.
Parts of the production are used in the blends Something Special and Queen Anna


Longmore has been available as a single malt since the launch of a 15-year-old in 1993, a bottling which sported a slightly fantastical label showing the distillery nestled in the midst of rugged peaks – it’s on the flatlands near Elgin.

This was replaced by an extravagantly packaged 16-year-old in 2007, but the needs of blenders have meant that, even with increased production, the vast bulk of Longmorn is ring-fenced, with a single-cask offering part of Chivas Brothers’ Cask Strength series. It is, thankfully, a regular sight on independent bottlers’ lists and, deservedly, has built up a cult following, particularly in Japan.

Longmorn was built by one of the 19th century’s most interesting whisky entrepreneurs, John Duff. He was born in Aberchirder, worked at Glendronach, and after designing nearby Glenlossie in 1876, headed to South Africa to try and start a whisky industry there. He failed (as did most, until very recently) and headed to the US to try his hand there. Knocked back once more he returned home and, undeterred, built Longmorn in 1893. Five years after he built another plant next door – Benriach.

It was not an ideal time to build two new plants and in 1899 he was forced to sell to James Grant. Although Duff’s business was not sound, his whisky was and by the start of the 20th century Longmorn was a prize malt, used in a variety of blends including VAT 69 and Dewar’s. In 1920, the young Masataka Taketsuru, one of the fathers of Japanese whisky and founder of Nikka, spent a short period working in the distillery. The stills at Nikka’s two distilleries are said to be modelled on Longmorn’s.

In 1970, the Grant family and blender Hill Thompson (which had a long relationship with Longmorn) merged with The Glenlivet & Glen Grant Distilleries Ltd to create The Glenlivet Distilleries Ltd. This was bought by Seagram in 1977 and (minus Glen Grant) is now part of Chivas Brothers.

1893
John Duff, having already built Glenlossie some 20 years earlier, builds Longmorn distillery
1897
Duff buys out his partners in the company
1898
Duff decides to build Benriach distillery next door to Longmorn
1899
With the whisky industry teetering, Duff is forced to sell his business to James Grant
1920
Masataka Taketsuru, founder of Japanese company Nikka, trains at Longmorn
1970
Hill Thompson and The Glenlivet & Glen Grant Distilleries merge to form The Glenlivet Distilleries
1972
Longmorn's stills are increased from four to six and the spirit stills switched to steam heating
1974
Two further stills are installed
1977
Seagram acquires the distillery through its acquisition of The Glenlivet Distilleries
1994
Longmorn's wash stills are brought into line with its spirit stills with steam heating added
2001
Pernod Ricard buys out Seagram's Chivas Brothers whisky portfolio
2007
Longmorn 16 Year Old is launched
2012
The distillery is refurbished with upgrades made to the mash tun and washbacks
LONGMORN FACTS

CAPACITY (MLPA) i
4.5005
CONDENSER TYPE i
Shell and tube - multi pass
FERMENTATION TIME i
50hrs
GRIST WEIGHT (T) i
8.5
HEAT SOURCE i
Steam - thermo compression/heating coils
MALT SPECIFICATION i
Non peated
MALT SUPPLIER i
Bairds, Boort
MASH TUN TYPE i
Lauter
NEW-MAKE STRENGTH i
72%
SPIRIT STILL CHARGE (L) i
7,200
SPIRIT STILL SHAPE i
Onion
STILLS i
8 (4 wash, 4 spirit)
WASH STILL CHARGE (L) i
9,750
WASH STILL SHAPE i
Onion
WASH STILL SIZE (L) i
10,800
WASHBACK SIZE (L) i
39,000
WASHBACK TYPE i
Stainless steel
WASHBACKS i
10
WATER SOURCE i
Bore Hole
WORT CLARITY i
Less than 20 EBC
YEAST TYPE i
Kerry
OWNERS

Pernod Ricard
2001 - present
CURRENT OWNER

Chivas Brothers Holdings
PREVIOUS OWNERS

Seagram Distillers
1977 - 2001
The Glenlivet Distilleries
1970 - 1977
Longmorn-Glenlivet Distillery Co
1899 - 1970
John Duff
1893 - 1899


LONGMORN 1961 ‘TWINS’ COMPLETE G&M SERIES
A pair of 57-year-old Longmorn single malts, priced at £30,000 a set, have been released by independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail (G&M) to complete its ultra-rare Private Collection series.

Longmorn 1961 Private Collection bottles
Rare Speysiders: The pair complete G&M’s Private Collection alongside Linkwood and The Glenlivet
The ‘twin’ 1961 single cask whiskies are the oldest Longmorn releases to date, and were chosen for bottling by G&M’s Stuart and Richard Urquhart, who are identical twins.

Sourced from stock laid down by the twins’ grandfather, George Urquhart, the two whiskies from the Speyside distillery will be sold as a pair, with only 97 sets available worldwide.

Both Longmorns were matured in first-fill Sherry hogsheads and bottled at cask strength, with Stuart and Richard Urquhart choosing a whisky each:

Longmorn 1961, chosen by Richard Urquhart: European oak cask 508; 45% abv; ‘mahogany with red highlights; rich, abundant nose, complex aromatic flavours and perfumed top notes’
Longmorn 1961 chosen by Stuart Urquhart: American oak cask 512; 40.8% abv; ‘slightly lighter in colour … sweeter on the nose and fruity on the palate, with notes of black cherry, raspberry and dried vanilla’
‘This is a unique and exclusive opportunity to taste a remarkable piece of Scotland’s liquid history,’ said Stephen Rankin, G&M’s director of prestige.

‘Owners of these twin decanters will be able to explore the similarities and nuances of the oldest Longmorn single malt Scotch whiskies ever bottled.’

Each whisky comes in a numbered, hand-blown decanter, with a book written by rare whisky specialist Jonny McCormick and a certificate of authenticity signed by each brother.

G&M has also teamed up with Prof David Purdie, a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, to examine the impact of heritage, environment and location on the character of twins, resulting in two short films on the G&M website.

The release of the twin Longmorns completes the Private Collection series, which also includes Private Collection Glenlivet 1943 and Private Collection Linkwood 1956

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