This is a whisky from the independent bottler Murray McDavid and it is part of their “turquoise series”. I had a chance to try it on our way to Teerenpeli distillery tour in Lahti, Finland. It is Longmorn 12 year old single malt from 1994 and it has been matured in a bourbon but. Finished on a old Tempranillo barrel used for Rioja wine and then bottled by Murray McDavid, which by the way, seems to be a company making intriguing finishes. Their Bowmore 9YO Port finish is another great example.
I must add, I really didn’t have any expectations for this dram but boy was I positively upset after the first sip.
Weird but entertaining whisky trip, like FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS
Weird! That was the first word that came to my head with this wine finished Longmorn. Definitely weird in a good way. Nicely in balance and unique palate. Like reading a Hunter S. Thompson book: even though bouncing incoherently, still very exciting and I just can’t stop reading. And I know, bouncing and in balance aren’t the terms, you’d expect in the same review.
I cannot explain it quite good enough, but somehow the weird taste profile and aromas didn’t feel like they belong together, yet they felt like in a perfect balance in the other hand. Like a guitar virtuoso at some point, playing a different song than the other band but you just don’t care ’cause it sounds good. I had found adventurous whisky which was good.
As being adventurous and weird but good, I have to make a reference to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – while on a road trip myself, this was my chance as a whisky drinker to go tripping. Eccentric and great whisky!