Tuesday, October 11, 2016


Chivas Brothers, has announced the launch of two new Longmorn expressions, which will complete the Speyside brand’s range of single malt whiskies.

Longmorn 23 Year Old (48% ABV) is said to be the culmination of more than two decades of maturation in the finest traditional oak casks, chosen to complement the soft, creamy and rich flavour profile of the Longmorn spirit.

The completed Longmorn range; The Distillers Choice, 16 Year Old & 23 Year Old

Longmorn 16 Year Old (48% ABV) is the latest variant of what has become a classic expression, matured in of ex-sherry, American and traditional oak casks, but uses a higher proportion of rare first-fill American oak casks than previous releases.

The two new expressions, will join Longmorn’s ‘The Distiller’s Choice’ which was launched in January, to complete the brands range of single malt whiskies, which is said to have been launched to excite luxury spirits drinkers and is in response to an increasing demand for the most indulgent Scotch whiskies.

Founded in 1894, the Longmorn Distillery has a rich history of crafting exceptional single malt Scotch whiskies. Built during the golden age of industry, its founder John Duff ensured it would emblemise his pioneering insight into craft distilling and use the latest technology available.

Commenting on the launch, Trevor Buckley, Longmorn Master Distiller, said: “It is a great honour to be able to share two new prized creations from the Longmorn Distillery, Longmorn 23 Year Old and Longmorn 16 Year Old. The craft production methods at Longmorn have not changed since the days of John Duff and today we reap the rewards of this commitment, as they have allowed us to push the boundaries of quality and luxury in Scotch whisky.”

He continued by saying: “Longmorn 16 Year Old has long been a firm favourite among Scotch whisky connoisseurs, but we wanted to make it even more luxurious than it was before and the Longmorn team has certainly achieved this. Similarly, Longmorn 23 Year Old offers the pinnacle presentation of the inimitable Longmorn spirit and provides the ultimate luxury Scotch whisky experience. I very much look forward to seeing whisky connoisseurs the world over discover one of Scotland’s best-kept secrets and I hope they enjoy these new expressions of this Speyside icon.”

Longmorn 23 Year Old and 16 Year Old, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for the respective RRP’s of $1,450 and £252.00.

Posted by Steve Rush