Longmorn has launched The Distiller’s Choice, a triple-cask matured single malt Scotch whisky, offering a new interpretation of the brand’s renowned classic toffee flavours.
Longmorn The Distiller’s Choice was matured in a range of American oak, ex-Oloroso sherry, and traditional oak casks. The expression is a new release from Longmorn as part of a renewed focus from Chivas Brothers on the distillery, which is sometimes referred to as Speyside’s best-kept secret.
John Duff established Longmorn distillery in 1894. His installation of broad, smooth-shouldered stills allowed for a lower fill level that increases contact with the copper during distillation, known by distillers as the ‘kiss of the copper’, which reaps the benefits of fresh local water drawn directly from the Moray Aquifer. These same stills are used today.
Clarisse Daniels, Global Marketing Manager for Single Malts at Chivas Brothers, comments: “For more than a century, Longmorn single malt has been one of the best-kept secrets in Scotland, so we are very excited to be releasing The Distiller’s Choice. What better single malt than Longmorn, created in the Golden Era of Luxury, to delight discerning drinkers looking for quality, heritage and pedigree. Longmorn The Distiller’s Choice, with its soft, creamy and rich flavour profile, will be the perfect addition to the repertoire of knowledgeable Scotch whisky drinkers around the world.”
Bottled at 40% ABV, Longmorn The Distiller’s Choice will be available from January 2016 in 27 markets, including UK, Canada and France, at the RRP of $94 per liter in domestic markets (or local equivalent). For those who fear the introduction of no age statement (NAS) whiskies inevitably lead to the retraction of established age statement expressions, Longmorn 16 Year Old will remain part of the range with more information available in due course.