Longrow 2007

Overall rating
88.58/100
votes
155
Whiskybase ID
WB102702
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Society Bottling
Vintage
11.2007
Bottled
10.2017
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Fresh Sauternes Hogsheads
Number of bottles
1134
Strength
56.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 oct 2017 11:45 am by GlenPiWi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 297.48

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Whisky reviews for Longrow 2007

35 users have left 36 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.58 points.

  1. penumbra scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Not a very careful wine, slightly inferior to the Red series.
    • Nose
      Saltpeter, duck protein, slightly salty animal fat, coarse salt and peat, furnace ash, when the original wine is so salty and fresh, it may be a good idea to introduce high-sweet Sauternes, malt, millstone, and haystacks.
    • Taste
      The wine is bold in body and has an impactful flavor, but it is relatively simple. The bitterness of salt, oak and peat, and the sweetness, maltose, vanilla, and grape flavors are almost absent.
      Strong, oily, slightly sweet, no acid, no astringency, obvious bitterness, no pungency, and a little alcohol.
    • Finish
      Long, chimneys, salt and pepper, charred wood.

  2. stalker1971 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. SAND scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    (TASTED BLIND)
    NOSE: Quite heavy sherry like notes of dark dried fruits; figs, dates and raisins. Also meaty, savoury aromas, some rubber/sulphur and earthy notes. Allspice. and other baking spices. Over brewed tea. Mushroom consommé. Nice and rather Bunnahabhainesque. (92p). If anything, water opens it up even more.
    TASTE: The arrival is sherried, slightly sweet. On the mid palate immediate sweetness is quickly followed by a hit of almost searing acidity, before some of the sweetness returns. These are then joined by earthy, umami like notes (dunnage warehouse like). Some dark caramel, some burnt sugar. Concentrated. Nice stuff. (89-90p). Water doesn't change it much but makes it less intense or extreme, more "civilised".
    FINISH: Meat stock, mushroom consommé, some acidity, mild pepperiness. (89p).
    OVERALL: A sherried meat monster. I love it. Takes water well. If it hadn't been for the slight peat smoke, this could have been Mortlach. Total score 91 points.

  4. el Gato scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Something is just right with Longrow and Suternes casks. Lovely, dirty, funky, Campbeltown style. More burnt notes than normally though. And not too complex. Very enjoyable dram, all in all.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Immediate funk. Blue berries. Waffles. Salt. Smoke. Fireworks / gun powder. Tar. Anise. Mint leaves. Meaty. smoked ham. Moist. Yeasty. Dusty. Nickel. Butterscotch. Balsamic oil. Orange zest.
    • Taste
      90 90
      What you would expect. Thick, oily, meaty and powerful. Oregano. Ketchup. Funky. Coca cola. Cantalope melon. Vanilla. Burnt notes and burnt sugar. Burnt caramel. Cereal. Barbequed tomatoes. Beef jerky. Piffi spices. Oranges. Some dried and tropical fruit hints at times.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long. Smoked ham. Even salty bacon here and there. Finish dirtier than taste. Herbs. Mint. Spearmint. Herbal spices. Minerals and salt. Citrus zest. Burnt notes and barbegue sauce. Tomatoes and dough. Slightly metallic.

  5. Saltmark scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Beautiful copper colour. Smoke and the dirty vanilla sweetness of pipe tobacco in the nose.
    Yellow fruits, oily mouthfeel and the typical Longrow sour smokiness are there, but unfortunately it is not too balanced. Harsh burned bread and sharp alcoholic notes follow soon. The mellow sweetness of Sauternes is there, but pushed aside
    by tobacco and bitter notes. At original strengh the aromas appear to be restrained. Water does help the sweetness to show up as well in the nose and on the palate.
    Therefore a dilution to about 50% vol works fine.
    Adding more water puts bitter and astringent notes in the front.

  6. Calmar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Quite a good mix of industrial and smoky-peaty beginnings, balanced by berry sweetness, not too intricate and varied, but captivating with young pressure and openness.
    • Nose
      Open, moist, fatty smoky-peaty shades, fried potatoes, smoked meats, ash-mineral acrid tones, lemon peel, deep-fried vegetables, sweet berry notes, raw tin, metal shavings, locksmith's workshop.
    • Taste
      Calm, rich, ash-mineral and sweet wine-berry notes in the foreground, dirty industrial shades, oak, locksmith's workshop, sulfur-metallic tones.
    • Finish
      Acrid, refreshing, mineral-industrial and sweet berry tones, metallic shades, some smoky peat derivatives, woody motifs, leather goods.

  7. Roland7 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Butter, honeycomb, varnish, fresh wood, hazelnuts, spices, medicine.

  8. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. Montijo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. bvrsky scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  11. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Class Whisky. Top
    • Nose
      Blind sample:

      Colour:
      Amber

      Nose:
      Starts immediately with asphalt, greasy leather and slightly salty. Has such a dense, set, greasy smoky note. A little braised rubber. Becomes more medicinal with a little time in the glass. With cherries, blackberries, melted milk chocolate and apricots. What I think is so awesome is this grilled cheese flavor. Moist forest floor and some moss.
      A great nose ...: love:
    • Taste
      Soft, oily appearance. Pepper and immediately the thick, laws smoke again. Asphalt steam and again the dirty, greasy leather. Then comes something light-fruity. Direction Mirabellen.
      With the second sip, the cherries, blackberries, menthol, tart plums and a bit of tobacco come through much better. Mineral bitterness and light salty notes follow suit. In addition, a taste that reminds me of moist forest air.
    • Finish
      Rather long. A bit of salt. Then the smoke again. Now go more in the sweet direction. Before it ends with damp, bitter wood.

  12. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  13. wncvirus scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: light smoke, malt, sweetness, jam?
    Taste: A lot of sweets in combination with smoke it is quite pleasant. Alcohol hidden. Multi-layered in taste. Vanilla appears in the background. Pretty strong aroma. Good taste.
    Rating: 88 100 Finish quite long sweetish.

  14. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Gun Powder!
    This Longrow, the heavily peated malt from Springbank, was released as Society Bottling for the SMWS members. It matured for 9 years on a Sauternes wine cask.
    As soon as I put my nose in the glass, I am transported to a Body Shop or Ritual shop, the kind of store my wife loves to visit to buy all kinds of oils and ointments. I do not mean this is a derogatory way, it is simply the first thing that comes to mind when nosing this malt. Orange potpourri with all kinds of scents and incense, creams with tropical fruit aroma and a hint of sun screen. It is fruity and creamy, but comes across somewhat artificial. Let’s not forget the lovely note of woodsmoke. Let me be clear: this is very good!
    Ka-boom! Immediately very powerful and spicy, with lots of sweet smoke, ashes and gun powder! Nicely balanced by tropical fruit. Think (lot of) oranges and (a little) pineapple, but also dried apricots, raisins and grapefruit. The heavy peat from Longrow and the immense sweetness of the Sauternes casks have found a perfect match in each other.
    The finish is very long, very spicy and very sweet.
    Impressive Longrow, especially considering the young age of this malt. Thanks, Marc!

  15. JoshNRW scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Almost two years ago I gave this whisky 89 points and got another 4cl sample today. And I end up with 89 points again, due to two years more experience but with a different and somewhat more well-founded reasoning. It's exciting to see how you can judge a whisky better with more experience. So I'm overwriting my old Notes.

    The cask has clearly left its mark here and subtly masks its young age, but at the same time the full distillery character is still recognizable.
    Even better with water, but with a larger sample I would enjoy it neat and then diluted.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Nice sweet aromas, lots of longrow smoke that smells more like a wood campfire than burnt peat. Really well balanced and perfectly balanced for the age and the different flavors. Hardly any alcohol sting. The smoke is reminiscent of a Port Charlotte. Apricot and grape, sweet and sour wine with orange tones.
    • Taste
      89 89
      88.5
      Here the acceleration is a bit more youthful, but not too rough. Slightly salty liquorice, burnt gum (-not in a negative sense-), then sweet in the middle section with a good deal of oiliness, smoky finish.

      I like it better with water on the palate, more pleasing but still enough character and profile. A little salty tingling.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The finish is comparatively long, great part and a successful experiment.

  16. birkzehn scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  17. JNuyts scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  18. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Today I try another Society bottling. Wine influenced whiskies have been hit and miss for me. Let's see how it tastes.

    Nose starts with leather then quickly followed by wine gums, raisins, some chocolate, stewed fruits.

    The palate starts with vanilla ice cream topped with jam, light taste of pepper jelly, then cigar ash.

    The finish continues on from the palate with jams and jellies, some chocolate, then cigar ash again. A warming touch of spices and an oily fade.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  19. Wolf68 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  20. Palindrome scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    I just love this one. It's "rich and creamy just the way I like it." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLSzNudVp68. There's no way an OB of any sort could ever live up to this. It's just fantastic. Buy a bottle of this complex and creamy goodness if you can. Not sure how many hogsheads turned this one out. I'm guessing two to make the 1134 or maybe three?

  21. Jackson05 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Jam packed with character. Big and bold. Quite sweet, but good balance. I trust these oddball Springbank maturations more than I trust them with a sherry cask. It seems to me they have an above average rate of sulphur spoiled casks. Nevertheless I love Springbank and this one is really fun. Easy buy.
    • Nose
      88 88
      An intense impact of spirit and cask. Earthy peat, charred wood, wool, crushed rocks, calcium, vs. ice wine, golden raisins, amaretto.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Lucious, thick mouthfeel, syrupy sweet and salty peat. Welch’s white grape juice. Viscous. Sweetness wins out.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Starts salty, moves to sweet, more dessert wine, dried berries, earthy minerals and finally into a smoky, dry finish. Sticks around in your mouth.

  22. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    longrow springbank 9 ans!
    • Nose
      praliné,gâteau cuit sortant du four
      cacao doux
      malt,des fruits sur les poires pochées,bien sucrées
      herbes et un peu de fumée
    • Taste
      épices
      amertume,citron ,vanille et fruits exotiques (mangue,ananas)
      du bois humide,un bouquet d'herbes
      du vin madérisé,avec du caramel ,des griottes avec le chocolat noir!
      traces de colle
      la fumée et la cendre se mettent en avant ,
    • Finish
      herbes,vanille citron ,fumée sèche
      bois confit ,dégradé par la tourbe,par l'eau de mer
      sel en fin pour une finale assez longue et changeante.

  23. Simo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  24. Kensay scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    the nose is gorgeous, fresh grapefruit, ripe pineapple, pastries, vanilla
    sweet with peppercorn, apricot pie, oily, freshly squeezed orange juice
    long aftertaste, spices, a little salty smoke

    cool young molt

  25. Willum scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Could be more complex but this is a very nice dram.
    Was surprised by the power of the first sip...nice intensity.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweet apricot jam, with a light mineral/chalky scent in the background. Mineola's, pepper & light smoke.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Powerfull sweet taste of ripe apricots, pineapple. Followed by a soft bitter, peppery note.
      Then the the sweet light smoke lingers.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long and more light sweet smoke.

  26. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    My first thought is this is indeed an interesting version of Springbank. You have to like to wine-y sweetness, and I think the smokiness of the Longrow is needed as a counterbalance.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The moment you put your nose in the glass, it is filled with sweet summer fruits, aromatic oils, supported by a light smokey undercurrent. You directly get that this is somewhat different from the mainstream Springbanks that you are used to. There is a mix of oily fruit salad, containing pineapple and peaches, sunflower oil and a single strawberry on top. It appear somebody just shot a gun nearby, or a bunch of kids used those toy clap guns. A clear smell of gunpowder, or a freshly lit fire. It stays sweet and fruity, hot custard puddings with raspberry coulis, with fresh vanilla pods, accompanied by a sweet white dessert wine. The sweetness is rather complex with also some fresher white wines, smoked Calvados, jelly babies, and other sweet things that momentarily do not cross my mind. Counterbalanced by some vegetable nuances like cabbage and smoked grass. Adding water tones down the experience, and adds slightly more acidic notes including unripe yellow fruits, citrus fruits and citrus candies. No improvement in my opinion.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Whoaah! Instantly powerful with gunpowder, smoked pineapple, peat smoke and orange juice (also smoked). It becomes fruity and… sandy. Beach sand with a splash of spilled fruit juice (not you would put that in your mouth). Then more smoke, ashes and peat. The balance between the Longrow peatiness and the sweetness of the Sauternes cash is well achieved. Water brings more acidity, less smoke, and more beach sand, autumn leaves, lime skin, and grapefruit.
    • Finish
      87 87
      More from the above.

  27. Malinois scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Just poured out the last dram from my bottle. I really enjoyed this one and still enjoying the last dram! Very good big feeling in the mouth with very full wine integration and that soft peat, nice. I'll stash my other bottle away for in the late future to remanence!

  28. ALP_Flo scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Too bad that I have only caught a bottle, which fits 100% in my prey scheme. The ongoing battle between sweetness and acidity is the blast.
    • Nose
      gammelige lemon ausm cowshed, rosemary, hibiscus, hibiscus, salt caramel
      Already in the nose the whole tasting dram continues between bitter and sweet.
    • Taste
      Lemon icing, roasted white grapes, smoke grapefruit, some orange, again rosemary with hibiscus salt In small gulps, it is about the alcohol content and its involvement but at the border.
    • Finish
      medium long, campfire cowshed smoke, lemon, sweetened lemon juice With a little water, the smoke from the cowshed changes to cold coal, becomes even citrus fruitier

  29. theograph scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Super syrupy sweet, smoky full, farmy and finally beautiful maritime - a great malt!
    • Nose
      Intense sweet smoke, thick syrupy grape sweetness, candied fruit (cherry and grapes), caramelized sugar, honey, marzipan, almonds, smoked bacon, steak, charred meat, sprawling lepers, Campbeltwon farm, coast, limestone elements, chalk;
    • Taste
      Creamy thick sweetness, spicy and strong, ginger, caramelized sugar and fruit, neat sweet smoke, cloves and other spices, coriander, bitter dry accents, oak, Campbeltown farm, earthy notes and maritime and calcareous notes;
    • Finish
      Smoky, dry, earthy, farmy, nice sweet notes, maritime / chalky, warming, long;

  30. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  31. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Cherry, peat, mango, pineapple and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Mango, peat, cherry, blueberry and bread.
    • Finish
      Peat, mango, milk chocolate, blueberry and apple syrup.

  32. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  33. Goethe scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Quite an interesting Society Bottling, the grapy component is very full and sweet, not as dry as you might expect the cask influence from a Fresh Sauternes Hogsheads, on the nose the Longrow get's lost in the sirupy sweetness. On the palate you are back in Campbeltown. Well done.Concerning price/performance ratio: 8/10
    • Nose
      Sweet, raisins, dates, hints of smoke, caramel, honey, some overripe tropical fruits, some rum chocolate, fudgy scones.
    • Taste
      Smoke, typical springbank farming smell/taste, overripe blood oranges, ginger, minerals, salt, sweet and dominant grapes.
    • Finish
      Long. Sweet grapy smoke, dark rum chocolate, fudgy scones, vanilla in the mix with some overripe peaches.

  34. birkzehn scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  35. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I suspect that the barrels were very burned out. The Sauternes character is there, but very different than usual.
    • Nose
      Raisins, lightly burnt to charred grape sweetness, caramel, brown bread crust, chocolate cake, peach jam
    • Taste
      The thick grape sweetness dominates, then slowly the smoke comes into play, a burnt vanilla sweetness is spreading, reminiscent of Creme Brulee, with the time creates a nice warmth
    • Finish
      Sweet smoke, then the bright Sauternes cargo with peach, vanilla and grapes, medium long, slightly warming

  36. LukeFive did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Official tasting notes:


    Nose : Light smokiness, fresh plums, honeycomb, chocolate peppermints, walnuts, almonds, sticky toffee pudding, chocolate crepes, sugarcane, dark chocolate.Palate : Cocoa powder, spice, pepper, dates and prunes. Raspberry coulis, caramel, ripe bananas, cherries and a mineral note. Slightly dry with a sticky mouthfeel.  


    Finish : Cherries, dry smoke, soot, raisins, burnt embers, baked apples, poached pears, biscuit base, shortbread, caramel shortcake, ginger and crushed black pepper.

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