The story of Langatun is rather interesting and can be traced back to 1857 when Jakob Baumberger returned home from studying in Munich, when he founded a distillery in the grounds of his fathers farm.. later in 1860 he took control of a small brewery which had first been mentioned in 861 as “Langatun”. Developing both the distillery and the brewery, he turned them both into very successful enterprises.
In 2007, almost 150 years later 3rd generation Hans Baumberger decided to continue the tradition and created a hand crafted “ Langatun “ single malt amongst other spirits..
Today we have an independently bottled Langatun from That Boutiquey Whisky Company. This 3rd batch of the Swiss whisky is again showing the power of the indie bottler and just how diverse they can be..
Batch 3 – 5 Year Old Langatun
Age.. 5 years
Outturn.. 635 Bottles
Nose.. Floral and fruity with a subtle sweetness.. This starts off reminding me of early mornings in meadows full of scented flowers, wet grass and blossom hanging from the trees, add a freshly made bowl of fruits swimming in natural syrup and you are about there..
Palate.. More fruity at first with pineapple, plum and freshly cut apples.. Orange juice and a little passion fruit can also be found with hints of digestive biscuits, lemon rind and a little pepper note towards the end..
Finish.. Pepper and ginger mingle with herbal notes before a ripe banana note appears.
Thoughts.. This is very fresh and with that added spice kick it has that little extra that intrigues you enough to come back for more..
This does give you the impression it will be very sweet but the palate has a little twist and just goes a little left field, that in turn gives it a little funk which is very welcome..
So far so good in the Boutique-y Whisky Advent Calendar..
Don’t forget to check out The Dramble for an alternative view..