Longrow 13-year-old

Overall rating
88.39/100
votes
168
Whiskybase ID
WB103080
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
09.2003
Bottled
26.09.2017
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
540
Strength
59.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
17/435
Bottled for
Hanseatische Weinhandelsgesellschaft, Bremen
Market
de Germany
Added on
02 nov 2017 2:52 pm by GlenPiWi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 649.00

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Whisky reviews for Longrow 13-year-old

23 users have left 23 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.39 points.

  1. tancerz11111 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    88.5 points
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  3. spigray scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      rather alcoholic start, the typical Longrow dirt, so smoke, soot and 20 ashtrays with a few rotting fruits and leaves. Fresh raw fish. Fresh paint, cement.
      Much more attrctive with a few drops of water which brings a few sour fresh fruits to the forground . Umami. Something winey. Cocoa powder. Needs time in the glass.
      Went up from 87 to 89 within 10 minutes
    • Taste
      89 89
      Yes! Starts surprisingly sweet (medium)and salty with a nice development to mineralic notes. Some pine sap. Oranges. Very farmy, silage.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Very chocolaty now. Long finish, rather sooty and dry.

  4. Killswitch scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Now I notice: there is no talk of smoke at all upstairs. This can not be true. Taste one more time with a small sip: in fact, I can't tell. That won't be because of the Kilchoman 100% Islay that I had in the glass shortly before. The musty, musty cellar and the dry wood seem to overlay the smoky note - at least for me - which is not at all tragic. A great single cask!
    • Nose
      90 90
      Oh yes, there is the sherry butt: raisins, fermented grapes, dried figs and dates, nutmeg, pepper, leather, pipe tobacco. Slight match abrasion leaves a slight sulfur note, which blends in perfectly with the picture and is not a flaw. Dark chocolate, freshly brewed espresso. Increasingly spicy with rosemary, tarragon and marjoram. There is an awful lot going on here in terms of aromas, which is really fun.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Even on the tongue, it cannot hide its origin from the start: sherry barrel. Not overly obtrusive and sugary, however, but starting with a nice musty, musty cellar note with damp wooden shelves and wake-up fruit above the best-before date. Grapes, blackberry juice, black currants, raisin bread, almond butter, dark chocolate. Almost 60%? Didn't notice a piece.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long and increasingly dry, the blackberry juice has not yet run out, the last chocolate crumbs on the plate, a cold espresso.

  6. LDB scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    From some reviews you could get the impression that this is an exceptional painting. It is not for me.
    But tasty.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Salt water, iodine. Smoked bacon, cold wood stove. The alcohol is minty-cooling to pungent, depending on how close you get to the snifter
    • Taste
      89 89
      Perfectly integrated alcohol, with a lot of tannins on the tongue.
      Strong, with cherry aromas, liquorice and dark yellow interwoven fruits.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium long, but not bitter, but simply dry.

  7. ezioaudit scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

  8. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Exactly my thing, full in the face, what a bastard
    • Nose
      Nose: ui, sour, dirty, sulfur, I like that, nuts, roasted, currant, light smoke hangs over everything, muesli with yogurt and raisins, you could also think of a laddie, burnt caramel, chocolate, a little bacon, it is really dense in terms of aromas, some tobacco, but also these penny chewy candies in cherry flavor (thin and square), the nose is exciting and I like it, after the first sip now clearly Maggi herb
    • Taste
      oily, sour, roasted aromas, nuts, sulfur, taste explosion, something of dirty, currants, also raisins, espresso, chocolaty, now the smoke comes through better, with the second sip more chocolatier when you take it, and then the taste carousel starts again, wow, what a malt
    • Finish
      creamy, sour, does not lose any of its dirt, what a part, the mouth is full of aromas, you want to smack your lips, cold smoke on the palate, slightly nutty, long-lasting,

  9. CIB914 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Kawa_ZX6 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    he has a false mark. Is that sulfur? I'm not sure, but in the direct comparison of the three SCs (10, 13 and 16 UK) he is the clear loser because of the missing mark

  11. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Tried this side by side with another sherried longrow:

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/113732/14-year-old

    While that one was atrocious, this one seems to be a bit more balanced. It does have sulfur also but to a way lesser extent. I don't love it, mind you, and certainly will not be reaching for it again. I think I will be avoiding younger sherried Longrows for the foreseeable future.

  12. Totoro scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Shy without water. Chlorine, raisins, a muted farminess. It almost seems as if the sherry cask has soaked up the smoke; at any rate, it has tamped it down a bunch. Uneventful so far, let's add some H2O. With water: Opens up and becomes more intense, but still remains soft and unassuming. Now there's game, dark sauces (umami) and bacon-wrapped, pan-roasted figs: the perfect dram for a hunter's log cabin. Or any log cabin, really (let's spare the animals, shall we?). Getting nicer, I must say, but still far from a stunner.

    Good attack. Chinese plum wine. Then, yikes: some sulphur I hadn't caught on the nose. Gunpowder, lit fuses, freshly struck matchsticks. Trying to look past that: red fruit tea (rosehip), sticky honey, spicy mustard. Immense saltiness from two fronts, i.e., the peat smoke as well as the first-fill sherry influence. Has a bit of bite to it if not properly diluted. All very good and substantial, but three things throw me off: 1) the lack of smoke, 2) the overly pronounced, sticky and astringent sherry which dominates the mouthfeel, 3) the sulphur, which really can't be shaken but reappears again and again, even persisting into the finish.

    Speaking of: the finish is long, with a cloying, bitter dryness that sticks to the insides of your cheeks and a mixture of smoked bacon, soy sauce, and the already-mentioned sulphury "fireworks" aroma. To conclude: an intensely dirty fellow, but if you don't mind some fizzy sulphur and like a hefty dollop of dark, sticky sherry in your slightly smoky whisky, this may be right for you. I'd opt for a cleaner, less brutal, regular 18-year-old Longrow over this any day of the week, though. The distillate deserves better.

  13. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  14. fradin11 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  15. Koalafant scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    In the nose of the high alcohol content is still rather little to feel, but on the palate it beats mercilessly. Unusual vinous aromas for a malt from the sherry barrel. Notes dated 22.01.2018 => 86/100
    • Nose
      Neat, but not too strong on the nose with hints of slightly wine-sour fruit (gooseberry, John's berry) and a subtle, mild smoky note. Cools something in the nose, but does not sting. When heated, herbaceous notes appear for a short time.
    • Taste
      Strong and burning with a balanced balance of sweet fruit notes and an acidity typical of wine barrel aging. In addition, bitter oranges, coffee and in the second sip a strong pepper note ... or even chili.
    • Finish
      Long and slightly bitter with a clear chili-catch

  16. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Water makes it a bit more accessible and harmonious, but it remains an intense, masculine, direct malt. Needs a lot of (!) Water in my eyes to show its full potential and become round.
    For under 100.- maybe a purchase candidate, for> 150 - certainly not.
    • Nose
      Geraniums, ashes, dry smoke, the typical dirty Longrow Campbeltown Industrial Port notes (oily rags), raisins, dates, Oloroso sherry, cranberries, red cherries. Pretty deep.
      MW: Smoked meat and lovage are added and it becomes more accessible with better integrated alcohol. Earthy, moss and coniferous forest, as well as the sherry and the cranberries.
    • Taste
      Oily, full and full, fiery, impetuous. Lots of power, rich nutty sherry, raisins, dates intense and above all clear gunpowder and the dirty notes from the nose. Play between dry and sweet. Burns noticeably.
      MW: much rounder, less heated, more harmonious without losing power, drier.
    • Finish
      Intense, fiery, again clear and intense gunpowder, old engine oil, dates, cranberries, beautiful long and persistent. Dry.
      MW: dry, balanced, little aromatic change.

  17. Ed Radour scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

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

  18. Helgo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Insanely full and intense. Everything really fits together. The symbiosis of smoke, sherry and wood influence is virtually perfect. Nothing disturbs, no variant dominates and then in sum so mutually and excitingly. Also not too dry in the end. Fantastic Malt!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      92 92

  19. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    EDIT: I have to correct properly here. The notes were made on the basis of a sample and it tasted delicious. Later we had another bottle in a tasting and I was almost ashamed to have taken the. The sulfur note was omnipresent in the tasting.
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    A very nice longrow. Everything plays together.
    • Nose
      Sweet sherry notes, plums, raisins, maggi, the smoke plays around the sweet notes, fresh plums are added, softcake orange (chocolate cookies with orange jelly as filling)
    • Taste
      Sweet smoke, candied strawberries, plums, chocolate sauce, again like a very shallow variant of Maggi, no dryness, the high alcohol strength is barely noticeable
    • Finish
      Smoke, then directly the plummy sweetness, quite a bit of heat for the percent, very nice interaction, the second sip then a lot more heat and also a very subtle dryness, the chocolate remains felt forever in the mouth

  20. Pollenflug scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      The new single cask bottling from Longrow reveals its multi-layered potential immediately after pouring. The high-potency alcohol (59.1%) is wonderfully integrated right away and causes no scratching or stinging in my nose. With goodwill I notice a slight cooling, which I do not feel annoying. The powerful camp fire smoke with smokehouse associations (55ppm) is closely interwoven with a variety of flavors. Dirty Longrow / Springbank notes and mineral notes, pleasant Sherrynoten, red, overripe fruits, juicy oranges with a dash of acidity, delicate hints of spicy oak notes and a full load of nut nougat chocolate (!) Round off the complex and very harmonious nose , The anticipation of the tasting is increasing!
    • Taste
      Pleasantly soft, the malt at the beginning dresses the entire mouth. Very powerful, accompanied by a light pepperiness at the tip of the tongue, begins the complex flavor festival. Sweet camp fire smoke is present as a steady companion from the beginning, without becoming too dominant. The classic sherry notes of red, overripe fruits follow. The mineral notes are also not long in coming, before intensive chocolate notes (again nut nougat chocolate), oranges, roasted malt, a hint of caramel and some oak flood the palate. Is someone firing a match in the distance? I mean a trace of sulfur, hidden deep in the background. Hints of liquorice complete the varied and complex taste profile. As in the nose, the composition is very harmonious and harmonious for my taste. The strong alcohol fits like a fist on the eye and allows the Longrow its full, aromatic development.
    • Finish
      Long, warm and smoky. The classic Sherrynoten gradually fade and leave the strong smoke, pleasant woody aromas, liquorice and plenty of nut nougat chocolate the taste superior. A subtle dryness develops on the palate.

  21. Drk Neknul scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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    • Nose
      In the nose then first the all-clear. Little sulfur, but lots of ash notes. The typical, rather soft longrow smoke and sweet, caramel-like notes lead, with some fruit acid in the background. Then comes nutty nougat cream, which later ends in liquorice or liquorice-like notes. Was that a PX barrel? A little light maybe, but just from the nose ...?
    • Taste
      59.1% sound full, but are not a problem here at all. Not an easy sting like the 14 bourbon had. Rather a strong, pleasant wave that spreads in the mouth. Full mouthfeel. More chocolate notes, some cocoa, some brown sugar, a fine touch of vanilla, again the liquorice. Mild grain notes, quite robust, also a little malty, like from a block malt, in the background perhaps a few very restrained roasted aromas. Nice! The malt looks pretty ripe for its years. I always find the term elegant a little difficult for smokers, but at least the Longrow looks very harmonious to me. Completely different from the 'loud' 16yo, this is a much finer malt in proportion. Another term that rarely comes to mind when I think of smokers. Pleasantly mild to drink. Well-balanced interplay of forces, nothing is overly dominant. Water is rather unnecessary for my palate, but it doesn't do any harm here if the 60% is a bit too much for someone. Here, too, sulfur influences, but of the tolerable kind. What immediately catches my eye is age. He must have only missed his 14th birthday by a few days.
    • Finish
      Pleasant warm finish, maybe a little shorter than I would have expected, the notes from the palate are reflected in the aftertaste. A soft, very pleasant finish for the powerful sounding frame data. You can see once more that each barrel is unique. Finally, how could it be otherwise with 55 PPM, the warm smoke remains. No bitterness, only a little disruptive sulfur, which somehow even fits the character of the malt in this case. Exception!

  22. Murphy scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I was very excited about the procurement hype and the remarkable sales conditions for the dealers (only in a triple pack with two other bottles). It is certainly a multi-layered and exciting drop for ages. But I would not rate him as outstanding. As always, this is in the eye of the beholder or in the connoisseur's tongue. I vary between 88 and 89 points.
    • Nose
      Initially light smoke and ash, but disappear quite quickly. Then comes the expected light cow shed fragrance. Mineral, metallic and slightly fruity. The 59 turns do not rise unpleasantly in the nose.
    • Taste
      Warm and creamy. The Kuhstallaroma becomes clearer. Pleasant acidity and a few shavings of oak. Here, just under 60 percent come to the fore. But dilution does not have to be. With water, it only gets thinner in taste with a little more memory of the dwelling place of the milk-ridden cloven-hoofed animals.
    • Finish
      Sticky and slightly tarry finish. At the end comes the ashes of the first Nasenschmeichler and in the foreground pleasant fruity Sherrynoten with a few metallic Rosinchen.

  23. Goethe scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Very nice balance between the full term sherry maturation and the Springbank/Longrow character. With water even more fruits and more accessible (if even possible). Very well done, let's hope for another cask like this one.Concerning price/performance ratio: 9/10
    • Nose
      Smoke and a sweet vinous cow dung (exactly what you are waiting for by opening this bottle), blood oranges, sherry, red fruits, some minerals, flintstone (maybe matches), some ashes, chocolate, some nuts.
    • Taste
      Sweet spicy smoke, a burning sherry cask with cow dung. Fruits (again some red fruits and blood oranges), minerals, dark chocolate, roasted almonds, nice texture.
    • Finish
      Long. Liquorice, some bacon oiled with sherry, smoke, red wine and oak.

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