Chivas Brothers’ Longmorn, a Scotland Speyside single malt Scotch, announced the U.S. release of its Longmorn 18-Year-Old and 22-Year-Old single malt expressions.
The 18-Year-Old and 22-Year-Old single malt whiskies are non-chill filtered, matured primarily in American oak casks, and presented at cask strength, which is a testament to the distillery’s commitment to quality and refinement, it says. These single malts are aged in a careful curation of barrels and hogsheads to express a luxurious new depth of flavor, it adds.
The 18-Year-Old reveals rich-tasting notes of toffee apples, apricots, and fresh tropical fruit before a subtly sweet finish of creamy milk chocolate, the company says. Meanwhile, the 22-Year-Old is further matured to impart an increased depth of flavor, balancing notes of hazelnut praline and luscious toffee with delicate citrus and poached pears, it notes.
“The anniversary year is the perfect moment in the spotlight for this exceptional whisky. The 18-Year-Old and 22-Year-Old whiskies, like all Longmorn Single Malts, feature the creamy toffee profile, which is quintessentially Longmorn,” said Kevin Balmforth, Chivas Brothers cask expert, in a statement. “They espouse this whisky’s spirit of endurance and are intended to be savored, representing Longmorn’s dedication to quality.”
In addition to signifying Longmorn’s commitment to releasing only single malts aged 18 years or more, the 18-Year-Old and 22-Year-Old expressions mark the debut of an elevated new look for the 130-year-old brand, the company notes. The new design will be reflected across the Longmorn portfolio and each permanent release, introducing consumers to the complex history of Longmorn and their signature Speyside style of whisky with each pour, it says.
“This year is Longmorn’s 130th anniversary. Throughout that time, Longmorn has never stopped producing, refining, and perfecting single malt whisky of the signature Speyside style from its inception by entrepreneur John Duff to today,” said Jayne Murphy, marketing director of malts at Chivas Brothers. “The new deep purple and statement gold design, which celebrates Longmorn's origin story, makes these bottles the perfect addition for any drinker, collector or connoisseur’s cabinet.”
The Longmorn 18-Year-Old and 22-Year-Old whiskies are priced from $279.99 and $439.99 respectively and available to purchase at retailers across the country.