Single Malts of Scotland (distilled at Longmorn) 1990, 48.1%

Price: $121 Issue: Spring 2014 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Longmorn is one of Speyside's fruit bombs, something which remains true here, even if in slightly paler guise than usual. Instead of ripe autumn fruits, here you get kiwi, William pear, green plum, even green tomato, and a faint blossom reminiscent of the almond notes of sakura (cherry blossom). I'd keep water well away, such is this light, lacy Longmorn's fragility. £73