Long John whisky dates back to 1825. It is a very popular blended scotch in France, with a pronounced gritty taste that comes from the combination of single malts and grains.
At 40% AVB, Long John is aged in oak casks for a minimum of three, to a maximum of 25 years. The blend has a unique, roasted almond and honey flavor, with a warm smokiness.
There’s an amusing anecdote behind the naming of Long John Scotch whisky. It was named after John McDonald, a master distiller from the 1820s, known for being rather tall and strong. Long John was produced by Ben Navis Distilleries until 1958, after which Tormore Distilleries took over its production. Now, Tormore Distilleries is owned by Pernod Richard.
Distinct notes of vanilla, flecked with caramelized sugar, spices and peat smoke characterizes the blend.
Prominently malty, with traces of bourbon, and honey.
Warm, almost watery finish.
A beautiful, glowing, light amber yellow.
Fruity sweetness with hints of spice, wood, and just a few traces of tar.
Smooth, gorgeous, medium full-bodied whiskey.
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