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Longrow 13-year-old

Overall rating
88.20/100
votes
124
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
09.2003
Bottled
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
Added on
02 Nov 2017 2:52 pm by GlenPiWi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 168,90

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Whisky Reviews for Longrow 13-year-old

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.20 points

  1. 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

  2. schero scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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

  3. 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.

  4. Drk Neknul scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    More notes and reviews on Facebook at: #Maltkanzlei
    • Nose
      In the nose then first all-clear. No sulfur, only a few ashy notes. The typical, rather soft Longrow smoke and sweet, caramel notes lead in the background some fruit acidity. Then comes nutty nougat cream, which later flows into licorice or licorice-like notes. Was this possibly a PX barrel? Something bright, maybe, but so much from the nose ...?
    • Taste
      59.1% sound full, but here are no problem at all. No easy stinging, as the 14er Bourbon had it. Rather a strong, pleasant wave, which opens in the mouth. Full mouthfeel. Again chocolate notes, some cocoa, some brown sugar, a fine hint of vanilla, again the liquorice. Mild grain notes, quite pithy, even 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 his years. I always use the term elegant with smokers a little hard, but at least the Longrow acts very harmoniously on me. Quite unlike the 'loud' 16yo, this has become a much finer malt in relation to it. Again, a term that rarely comes to mind in smokers. Pleasant to drink mild. Well-balanced interaction of forces, nothing seems overly dominant. Water for my taste rather unnecessary, but does not hurt at all, if the 60% of someone a little too much. What I immediately catches the eye, is the age. He must have missed his 14th birthday only by a few days.
    • Finish
      Pleasant warm finish, maybe a bit shorter than I would have expected, the notes on the palate are reflected in the finish. A soft, very pleasant finish for the powerful sounding frame data. You can see once more, every barrel is unique. Last but not least, what about the warm smoke at 55 PPM? No bitterness, no disturbing sulfur.

  5. Goethe scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    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.

  6. 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.

  7. pippo g 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

  8. Totoro scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    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.

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

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

  10. fradin11 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

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