Whiskybase uses tracking cookies in order to improve the website. Do you allow Whiskybase to place these cookies?

You can always change your decision under the privacy settings of your account.

Regardless of your choice Whiskybase places functional cookies to store settings and account information.

Whiskybase

Longrow 1974 Sa

Overall rating
94.10/100
votes
52
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Samaroli (Sa)
Vintage
1974
Bottled
1987
Casktype
Sherry Wood
Number of bottles
408
Strength
56.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Market
it Italy
Added on
04 Oct 2009 7:17 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 3692,47

20 × in wishlist

52 × member ratings

20 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Longrow 1974 Sa

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.10 points

  1. detachedblue scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Sensational, extremely complex, maybe more Springbank than Longrow. The finish has some cardboardy notes that deducted a few points from me.
    • Nose
      Fresh grapes, old and dignified, robust smoke, very complex, candies and fresh butter. This is less tropical and fruity compared to the 73s, but it is extremely complex that makes you sniff for hours.
    • Taste
      Very complex, candied orange and lime, well balanced, the extra alcohol brought fuller bodies.
    • Finish
      Medium, some cardboardy notes.

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Ok after giving this a massive score baring in mind it is the best vintage wink  

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/37257/glenlivet-1967 (98) 

    I need to put it H2H against other whiskies I have rated highly 

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/9189/tormore-1966-sa (97)  https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/38818/glenfiddich-1956-it (96)  

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/10911/longrow-1974-sa (96) 

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/11867/karuizawa-1967 (95) 

    This is a scoring re-evaluation for me to see if I am scoring correctly, a reset if you like.  Only got time to try neat so here goes, the Glenfiddich 1st as it is the most delicate from memory  

    Glenfiddich it - Fantastic nose but not as complex on the palate as I remember, still lovely?  

    Tormore sa- A young sherry fizz bomb, as its younger there is more fruit, majestic, old glendronach/Glenglassaugh 1st fill cannot hold a candle to this and their high scores appear bogus in comparison.  

    Karuizawa 67 - Good but like Glendronach aged stuff not in the same league but this is better than any Gledronach IMHO (I use Glendronach merely to illustrate a highly regarded aged sherry monster), well its at least on par anyway. Good stuff more bubblegum notes this time. 

    Longrow sa - What a nose this has, one of the best, awesome overall, cannot fault this in any way, perfect but my palate has been smashed by this one.   Will need a break for the Glenlivet  so far 

    NOSE   1 - Glenfiddich  2 - Longrow  3 - Tormore  4 - Karuizawa 

    PALATE  1 - Longrow  2 - Tormore  2 - Glenfiddich (equal)  4 - Karuizawa 

    At the moment the Glenfiddich and Karuizawa are dropping a point as does the Tormore but the Longrow goes up a point., saying that the nose on the Glenfiddich is at 99p  so where does this Glenlivet fit in?  OMG, yes it is still 97p verging on 98, cannot decide but it is a work of art, you know what  I cannot really split the Glenlivet and the longrow but I will give the Glenlivet the nod by a whisker. 

    Holy Cow, what a surprise. 

    Edit 

    after much deliberation I left the KZ at 95 and the Glenfiddich at 96 as the nose on this is the best out of anyhing I can remember, its a 98 nose at least maybe 99 on sweet coffee.  The Tormore drops a point almost 2 but its only a single point in front of the KZ. The Longrow goes up a point and well deserved and the Glenlivet stays on top at 98, for now anyway, next week I might think differently remember this H2H is just a snapshot in time.

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Out of a H2H tonight this was the result. 

    Longrow 1974 56% bottled 1987 Samaroli   

    Glen Garioch 1971 Full proof 59.6% Samaroli    

    Ledaig 1973 14 year 56.3% Sestante Castle Label   

    Brora 4th Annual Release 1975 30 year 56.3% OB   

    Lagavulin 1976 37 year 51% OB   

    Port Ellen 10th Annual Release 1978 31 year 54.6% OB   

    Laphroaig 1967 27 year cask 2957 50.1% Signatory dumpy   

    Caol Ila 15 year Manager`s Dram sherry 63% OB   

    Ardbeg 1976 25 year cask 2390 LMDW 53.1% OB  

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    A high 96 points (If I think its as good a second time I will award it 97)

    Angels made this whisky, they must have.

    Whatever the price this goes for at auction, it will be worth it, whisky of this quality is a rare.
    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      97 97
    • Finish
      96 96

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Superb, there is nothing else to say.
    • Nose
      Oh yes, that is peat and fruit just how I like it :) There is a basket of fruit here, apple, plum, faint pineapple, mango its all there.

      A beautiful peat and I mean beautiful, not sharp and crisp like some of the best Caol Ila Signatory but a full bodied creamy peat.If the palate matches the nose this will be the best whisky I have tasted perhaps?
    • Taste
      Lordy, it does :) This is so fruity and peaty and so well balanced I am struggling to describe it, fantastic. The peat is very creamy and perfect weight and mixes with a ton of white fruit, restrained power for sure.
    • Finish
      Long elegant and refined, still nicely sweet but far from oversweet

Tastingtags

Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.

Whiskybase

Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  




Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2018


Forgot your password?

Login