Overall rating
Single Malt
Samaroli (Sa)
Bottling serie
To Celebrate 2000
55.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
11 Oct 2009 9:43 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 480,00

17 × in wishlist

21 × member ratings

18 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Longrow 1987 Sa

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.11 points

  1. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:


  2. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [February, 2003]  I had this dram during a MaRa
    Springbank tasting in Limburg.  In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored this 92,5. 
    My notes state a peaty and extremly creamy profile that has a fat sweet mouthfeel.  The finish is bold and of medium length.  It is excellent both neat and with some water added (it gets smoother and more gentle but looses a little bit character).

  3. alex..w..fan did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:

    Longrow 1987/1999 (55%, Samaroli, cask #141) Always loved Samaroli’s tasting notes on the back labels. You never quite knew if that was all a little clumsy, or extreme avant-garde Italian poetry. In any case, this one’s ‘reach and pulpy’ and has got ‘lucky heather in flower’. Very artsy, isn’t it! (I know, I know, that’s the pot calling the kettle black)… Colour: straw. Nose: they may have broken the mould, because after 1987, this style was never to be found again. Fantastically limy and almondy at first nosing, then delicately smoky (heather smoke indeed?), then wonderfully medicinal and coastal at the same time. Tiger balm and lemongrass, oysters, and a little soot. Then embrocations, more tiger balm, menthol… I find this nose stunning, just like other 1987s used to be (all Signatory or Samaroli, the De Niro and Pacino of Longrow). With water: burning fir wood, tincture of iodine, mashed turnips, perhaps celeriac, pickled samphire… Oh so very peculiar! Mouth (neat): perfection in its very own genre. Wine vinegar, seawater, bone marrow, sharp lemon juice, smoked oysters, liquorice wood, ashes… Shouldn’t work, and yet it does. Extreme mezcal? With water: becomes a little gentler, but this sharp lemon-and-coal-smoke combination just roars. Finish: long and very salty this time. More seawater. Almondy and lemony aftertaste. Comments: oh why haven’t we bought more of these when they were available? A style that’s nowhere else to be found, the Frank Zappas of malt whisky (older Ledaigs being the good captain, I suppose). SGP:366 - 92 points.

  4. Rossi99 scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    beautiful lime juice, but it seems that there is lack of something to touch your heart..
    a little bit pity!

  5. checkpointuk scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    http://www.weinkenner.de/2013/longrow-tasting-18y-blue-label-vs-12y-samaroli-to-celebrate-2000-141-28917/ Color: sunlight
    Nose: maritime salty, peat, lots of smoke, butter toast, lemon balm, pungent spicy, apple aromas, oily honey notes, cayenne pepper, fresh mint and light leather.
    Taste: Very maritime with notes of sea salt, seagrass, algae and sweet peat, oranges, lemons, caramel and marzipan, getting saltier, spicy; with cayenne pepper and chili, lemons and limes and lots and lots of smoke; Wow!
    Finish: Very long, very, very salty lemon, dry leathery notes and dried peat with deliciously integrated (light) wood aromas.
    Note: A hammer part with a very harmonious peat-wood combination on the tongue!
    94 points (nose: 93 / taste: 94 / finish: 94)


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


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?