Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Founded in 1893, Longmorn has been used as a prized component of blended whisky for over 200 years. The Speyside single malt was released as a 16 Year Old in 2007, and can be found in various independent bottlings.
Longmorn was the best kept secret of whisky connoisseurs for many decades. Although historically used in blends such as VAT 69 and Dewars, Longmorn’s single malt bottlings have been available – yet overshadowed by bigger Speyside players such as Benriach and Glenlivet. In 1993, they released an underrated 15 Year Old, which was replaced in 2007 by a new 16 Year Old standard age-statement. The Scotch is also often released by independent bottlers, especially Gordon & McPhail.
The 'Father of Japanese Whisky', Masataka Taketsuru learned his craft whilst working at Longmorn distillery - before founding Nikka Whisky.
John Duff founded Longmorn distillery, after building Glenlossie and before building Benriach.
Longmorn has developed a big cult following - especially in Japan.
Longmorn was constructed in 1893 by John Duff, one of the great personalities of the Victorian whisky industry, as he was attracted by the booming demand for quality Scotch whisky. The distillery’s name derives from the church of St Marnoch near the Elgin to Rothes road, in turn named for a 7th century missionary who brought Christianity to the Picts of Moray. Although, the Gaelic ‘St Mo-ernin-og’ evolved to ‘Longmorn’ over the centuries, the natural ingredients used in the whisky remain as pure as in St Marnoch’s day: water from the local springs, barley from Moray and peat from nearby sources – all contributing to the signature Speyside character for which Longmorn is so highly prized.
Longmorn is known for flavours of...