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Overall rating
91.58/100
votes
40
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1973
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
Screw cap, White letter label
Added on
04 Oct 2009 10:22 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 2767,28

6 × in wishlist

40 × member ratings

23 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Longrow 1973

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.58 points

  1. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    I really love these first class Longrows !!

    Wonderfully intense, sweet and peaty in that special manner, round and full bodied, warming and satisfying, deep ...
    • Nose
      Honeysweety smoky peat - roundish embedded in the whole aroma, apricots and apples merging with 'Franzbranntwein' and salty sea breeze (some sweetness also within), freshly sprouting pine needles, old car (oily motor, metal, leather seats …), soft bright caramel, apple puree (sometimes also 'smoked'), resin, mossy wet grasses, some charcoal, old cellar floor, mouldering vegetables (also straw), milk chocolate, wet stone, lemon juice, bright jams - spiced with chili, some vegetable broth, ink, dried vinegar, leather; 

      over the time increase sweetness and roundness - very pleasant!
    • Taste
      Sweet honey, many jams, fiery, spices, cherries, peat, smoke, charred wood, coniferous forest, wet rocks, salt, see breeze, dark chocolate, cocoa, reed at a lake, ground, boardwalk, hints of dark cake, straw;

      then: lemon juice, extremely spicy sweetness, sour oranges with peat, 'Lebkuchen' (ginger bread) with icing, citrus peal, burnt straw ...
    • Finish
      Meat, cocoa, dark chocolate, some 'vegetal', wonderfully sweet, lemon juice, charred wood, charcoal, pebble beach, some sourness, sweet fruits, nutshells, ash, pinecones with bitter resin, citrus peal, 'Laugenbreze, aftertaste of tart vegetables, wood becomes more, feeling of honey, pepper, herbs, wooden boardwalk at the lake, chives, Brandy beans and dark cakes ...

  2. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Marvelous whisky!

    I really adore Longrow - it's a different peatiness then the ones from Islay. It's very rounded, very deep.

    Looking forward to taste some other 'old' Longrows!

    It's truly a medicine!

    Tasting with Armin Fuchs in November 2015.
    • Nose
      Deep rooted classic peat is the basic character. It's round, meaty and smoky.

      Then grapes and French Brandy. Salty sea air, slightly sweet briny impressions.

      A wonderful oltimer car with an oily engine and leather seats.

      Grapefruit juice and lemon peel, apple sauce, quince rubbed on wood planks with pine cones, resin, mossy moist grasses, some charcoal, scouring milk and a complex note of bio mass (rests of vegetables).

      Wet stones, later some lemon juice sprinkled on a grill, vegetable broth. Pen refills (ink).

      Imagine an old book on which some vinegar was poured some weeks ago.

      Lye bretzel (Laugenbrezel), Puff pastry with apples (getting sweeter with time), Gingerbread with candied lemon peel, old leather satchel.
    • Taste
      Sweet tart peat at the beginning with immense lemon juice and scouring milk. Brine, sour quince jelly and sweet jams. Fiery with power.

      Spiced lemon peels, wonderful forest aromas (forest floor, pine needles and -extract, pine cones, bark).

      Sweet and sour, smoky, gingerbread, hints of asparagus.

      Oily and full body.
    • Finish
      Cask aromas with a resiny spiciness, sweetness, luscious integrated peat, fiery-warm, very 'round' forest floor, some moist and brittle wood bark, some quince with the tartness of grapefruit and grapefruit peel, some salt.

      Imagine a dusk at a wonderful natural beach in late summer ...

      Later resiny wood with some quince peel.

      Pine cones pure, distant smoke, charcoal and slightly burnt wood. Some vegetables with asparagus again. Throughout there is a wonderful light leather interwoven with everything.

      It's a slow and quite long finish in sensation with a wonderful cozy warmth - the taste however fades out after not too long.

  3. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  4. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  5. MaltMartin scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    What should I say? Legendary whisky and I have to admit after tasting: this is indeed very very good. I'm not a peat freak at all, but the best thing of this whisky is it's old skool subtle peatiness which is fantastic.
    • Nose
      Peaty and medicinal in a very delicate way. Briny. Smoked ham. Dried-shellfish. Some burnt wood at the background. Also floral notes of freesias and violet. A bit minty.
    • Taste
      Amazingly powerful. Sooty but also oily. This could also be cask strength at 50% or higher. Lots of peat intermingled with citrus fruit. Orange skin. Hints of ginger and chilli. Lapsang-Souchong tea.
    • Finish
      Long. Salt and pepper. Liquorice. Pine. Subtle and very well balanced.

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