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Longrow 11-year-old

Overall rating
88.57/100
votes
101
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Red
Bottled
07.01.2019
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
8ys Bourbon / 3ys refill Pinot Noir Cask
Number of bottles
9000
Strength
53.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
19/003
Barcode
610854003746
Added on
04 Feb 2019 9:42 am by Gummikuh
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 101,72

68 × in wishlist

101 × member ratings

559 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Longrow 11-year-old

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.57 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    It's not that far from Campbeltown to Yangon. ;-)
    Yes, nice part. The finish is indeed a little off, but the overall picture does not cloud that.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Tart fruit and smoke with a pleasant bacon note at the beginning. Sour cherries, fermented grapes. Becomes sweeter with time, a bag of red gummy bears - but not pure, because the smoke envelops the fruit notes. Light herbal notes, some pepper, turmeric, ginger, vanilla.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Red grapes, cold smoke, bitter, almost bitter, and directly a very interesting spice mixture of cinnamon, pepper, turmeric, ginger powder, crushed cloves and nutmeg. Coffee powder. As mentholig, as is so often the case with a wine barrel finish. Sweet and spicy at the same time, with a light muff and earthy aroma. Fresh, spicy tobacco leaves, similar to a freshly rolled Burmese cherrot (a narrow cigar). And if I'm thinking of Burma, then you could easily compare the tart and fruity onset with the taste of a betel nut.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium long, slightly dry, fine-dry and menthol-like. Chocolate, dry wood, remnants of grapes and betel nut.

  2. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Very balanced and balanced. Excellent craftsmanship, but the lack of individual intensity for comparison to single casks spoils my 90 {+}.
    • Nose
      89 89
      First, light Longrow typical - as well as malt and cereal notes open, suggesting a subtle smoke in the background.
      Then red fruits are rising, especially cherries, but also sourish elements.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sparkling texture, it reveals a mixture of sweet wine aromas and red fruits, slight dryness occurs. The smoke accompanies wonderful and completes almost perfect.
    • Finish
      90 90
      (Medium to long), dry, tart rhubarb aromas mix elegantly with the sweetness of the grapes, marzipan and the more ashy smoke.

  3. cfosterk scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    elegant nose initially - red fruits like cherrys and red plums (and fruit stones giving a little dryness) with a nice nuttiness. sweet with a little peat and no warning of the beast that awaits :) the palate continues on the same notes but the longrow spirit asserts and the peat just gets bigger and bigger. Wood tannins and citrus provide a lovely lip-smacking moreishness. On the finish there are flickers of marzipan, some fresh red fruits and a sultana thrown in for good measure. But you're left with a long peaty tang that goes on.....I want more :)
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. nhuber did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    http://springbank.scot/news/2019/02/07/longrow-red-springbank-25yo/

    The Longrow Red 11yo spent the first eight years in bourbon casks then three years in refill Pinot Noir Barriques from New Zealand. There are approximately 9000 bottles available worldwide.

    Tasting Notes

    Nose: Creamy, red apples. Homemade rhubarb crumble with lots of confectionary notes. Red liquorice and maraschino cherries.

    Palate: Delicate, soft and smooth. A perfect balance of Pinot Noir wine & Longrow. Red fruits, raspberry jam and cranberry. This is followed by burnt embers and tobacco leaf with hints of smoke.

    Finish: More of the Longrow characteristics; creamy, smoky, sultanas and some nuttiness.

  5. Glen Valley scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Red wine nose, the red wine significantly stronger in the foreground compared to the smoke. Vanilla pudding. Toffee. Fish, smoked mackerel.
    • Taste
      Hmmm, nice. Mhwah!
      Oily, full, smoke barely there. Complex. In addition to the red wine multi-layered aroma symphony.
    • Finish
      Here comes the smoke clearly. Very nice. Drying.

  6. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    The profile is very similar to the earlier Pinot Noir version. Just slightly more cask-driven.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Cranberry, peat, peach and caramel. With water there's pineapple.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Vibrant, spicy, slightly sulphuric even. Goji berry, peat, caramel and apple.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Cranberry, peat, caramel and pineapple.

  7. squaadgras scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. GIORGOS scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. Benny85 scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    wow, this was my first "red" and i was a little disappointed when i cracked this one open last night...
    i found the alcohol way too dominant and not well integrated. even though it is only 53 % ! and not 60%+ as u find more and more nowadays. blind i would have guessed NAS for sure....
    i will need to come back to this one and give him more air and water - so this is only a first impression. i hope he turns me around in the process...

  10. zapl scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    This gets a bonus point for being a) finished in a red wine cask, and b) quite nice: which is a feat that is often attempted & often ends in disappointment and regret.

    The characteristic that jumps out at me is a kind of dry peanut-brittle or nutty note (shared by the recent Oloroso sherry-matured Hazelburns - go figure). There is also smoke and burnt sugar, tar, tobacco, bruised strawberries.

    It is a comforting little number and a lovely drinker. The alcohol could be a shade better integrated - but this is very very good.

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