Origin: Speyside (Scotland)
Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Ageing cask: Ex-Bourbon
Added colouring: No
Owner: Morisco Spirits
Price: € 160.00 on Morisco Spirits
Official website: moriscospirits.com
Having completed the series dedicated to the Cosmatesque floors of some medieval churches, the young bottler from the Marche region inaugurates a new series that plays with the multiple meanings of the English word still: calm, a state of immobility, an instant captured in a frame, the still of a distillery…
All semantic games enclosed in a black and white photo that conveys the magic of Scotland, free from the coldness of digital, taking us back to the last trip Morisco made to those lands.
And this new Stillness Collection, which made its debut at the recent Whisky Week in Florence, starts from Longmorn in Speyside, with a single cask ex-Bourbon first fill with just 66 bottles available.
The nose is warm and crisp, like opening a freshly baked loaf of bread, in which malt notes are accompanied by fresh and candied fruit (pineapple, apple, coconut, apricot, peach), icing, orange peel, delicate vanilla and marzipan. A subtle texture of flowers and wet grass unites the aromas, in an embrace of sweetness that is never cloying. Inviting.
In the mouth, the vegetal component grows, declined in balsamic evocations that intertwine with spicy tones (aniseed, white pepper, coriander), placing the full-bodied part in the arms of cereals and fruit, less compliant than on the nose: pear, green apple, unripe kiwi and a touch of cucumber. I also detect a hint, very faint, of smoke in the background, while the sweeter components of vanilla and icing sugar settle at the bottom. The sourness of grapefruit emerges at length, with the effect of clearing the mouth at the end of each sip.
The finish is quite long, in which sour and sweet tones find their balance wrapped in tea leaves with vegetal and balsamic overtones.
Elegant and sober, a whisky that thrives on subtleties, on whispers, with a distinct personality that grasps those who observe it with respect and modesty. With a label that is perhaps the most centred so far chosen by Morisco.