Longrow 11-year-old

Overall rating
88.23/100
votes
469
Whiskybase ID
WB125394
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 9:06 am by Gummikuh
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 335.68

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Whisky reviews for Longrow 11-year-old

70 users have left 73 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.23 points.

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

    Very balanced and balanced. Excellent craftsmanship, just the lack of individual intensity compared to single casks prevents him from my 90 {+}.
    • Nose
      89 89
      At first, light longrow typical - as well as malt and grain notes open, which indicate a subtle smoke in the background.
      Then red fruits rise, especially cherries, but also sour elements.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Tingling texture, a mixture of sweet wine aromas and red fruits is revealed, with a slight dryness. The smoke accompanies wonderfully and complements almost perfectly.
    • Finish
      90 90
      (Medium to long), dry, acidic rhubarb aromas blend elegantly with the sweetness of the grapes, marzipan and the more ashy smoke.

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  3. EvilAFI scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    One of my favorite Red series, bold strawberry notes against charcoal grilled meats.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Stewed red fruits, strawberries and rhubarb, peat is meaty, bacon wrapped filet on charcoal grill,
    • Taste
      90 90
      Peat is stronger here, rubber, fruits are stewed and candied now (campino), light pepper, vegetal
    • Finish
      89 89
      Peppers, peat n soot, strawberries

  4. migratore scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  5. VEF206 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  6. rpvdwel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. JacobaEd scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. tancerz11111 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Gregorsky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  10. MarcinCh scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful, copper color. Light oily.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Beautiful, intense, rich aroma. Definitely sweet. Mass of red fruit. Sweet, red fruit. Wild strawberries and strawberries. Maybe some blueberries. Caramel and vanilla. Cake with apples.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Some sweets. Apples, red. Red fruit. Subtle, sweet smoke. Sony caramel. Salt. Spices. White pepper. The blueberries flashed past. For the second sip, start with redcurrant and raspberry. Subtle acidic accents. Not even a hint of citrus.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Red or dark berries at first. Salty caramel. Sea salt. Dessert chocolate. Smoky notes. Sweet and pleasant smoke. Long finish.

  11. Polareye96 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    excellent longrow
    • Nose
      Raisins, fine and elegant peat, slight sulphur, sweet dried fruit, peppery spice, full-bodied cream.
    • Taste
      Fruity bombs, soft peat, salty sea salt, and then bacon products, less nasty sulphur, transformed into fruit baskets, grape juice, leather, cream.
    • Finish
      Long-lasting comfort, smoky, complex fragrance, fresh and sweet.

  12. OJK scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Smoked cherry cola, orange chocolate, sweet barbecue sauce, honey-soy glazed beef, burnt butter.

  13. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    02.03.2022
    • Nose
      Medium strong, rather warm smoke, smoked ham, tangerine, orange, blackcurrant, lemon, honey, caramel, very sweet
    • Taste
      Tangerine, orange, apricot, grapefruit, caramel, some ash

  14. Nebuchadnezzar scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Whisky Dram, Kyiv 02/19/22
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  15. Gous scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  16. abcmeuric did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    I'm now down half the bottle.

    N : thick toffee, greasy smoke and light notes of blackcurrants. Ever tried barbecuing a Ferrero Rocher ? Hazelnuts and milk chocolate mixed with porridge. Really easier than Springbank and Hazelburn : less angular, less mineral. Everything is rounded-off and so thick. There's a slight menthol which elevates the nose in tandem with the red fruits.

    M : a touch of chili, still thick in mouth but less than what you could expect from the nose. A step closer to Springbank too : a little more mineral, a little more farm-like and a little tannin bitterness. It went from milk chocolate to 75% dark chocolate. Still very much porridge-y though.

    F : the menthol is here again with a more distinctive and drier smoke. Minerality and bitterness (hazelnut skin) are still rising, but still very well handled.

    I love it. It's really even from start to finish and I really appreciate the fact that it gets more complex through the tasting. 8/10

  17. olegborgol scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Farm, grass, leather, dark chocolate, peat, a lot of pepper. Everything is well balanced. 22-22-22-22

  18. nhuber scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Very good longrow red expression, the combination of sweetness, wine and smoke works rather well here

  19. Vagmanou scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

  20. The_Osprey scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Longrow Red 11yo Pinot Noir Cask 53.1%. Consumed Jan 2020. Very dark orange. Aroma is pleasant but muted. If I didn't know better I'd be thinking sherry here. There's definitely a sherried vibe. Also a bbq chicken in salsa note. Maybe a touch of tomato paste. Greasy charred meat maybe chorizo. Taste is oily up front with coal gas and touches of sherry. Surprisingly not that much fruit nor wine influence. There is a big smoky punch in the finish here. South Islay levels of peat. The peat is overtaking any other subtleties. Pinot noir maybe influences the interesting aroma but I get none of it in the taste. The coal gas vibe gets a little distracting. Overall it's an ok drop but perhaps slightly disappointing. 3.3/79

    Adding a small drop of water (bringing it to around 46%) seems to kill the aroma even more and kick up some extra alcohol on the nose. Taste-wise the water helps to make this more cohesive, less 'hard'. The smoke becomes more rounded and the coal gas and bitterness subside a little, to the real benefit of the whisky. The taste of this is improved with water without a doubt (so often not the case - always worth experimenting!). 3.45/82

  21. valasios scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  22. andrii_nahornyi scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    87.5
    • Nose
      87 87
      87
    • Taste
      88 88
      88
    • Finish
      87 87
      87.5

  23. PBoe70 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  24. toklian scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    N21 P20 F21 B20

  25. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    21 22 20 21 84

    Sugary, oaky, and the aftertaste is not distinct, but overall OK

  26. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [February, 2021] A quick review of a sample...

    ...usually, I am not a big fan of winey whiskies but this a perfect mix of all three malt, wine and peat in an appropriate wooden setting. Simple but tasty and quaffable, I like it.
    • Nose
      88 88
      The colour is deep gold and the nose offers an interesting winey-peaty profile with still significant malt aromas shining through. It is not really complex but what to expect from a 11-years old? It is balanced and tasty, so nothing to complain about.
    • Taste
      89 89
      The taste is a delicious combo of sour-winey, sweet malty and bitter peaty and wooden flavours in almost perfect equilibrium. Again rather simple but very tasty, this is perfect stuff to quaff when I am not in the mood of detailed flavours explorations. Water releases more aromas in the nose and turns the taste smoother, I like this dram best when reduced to about 45% abv.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The dram arrives warming and coating on the palate without any distracting moments. The finish is very long and turns more the winey-malty side first before the woods strike back towards the end. No distracting moments again, the bitterness is solely based of tasty flavours and not on unwanted astringent-drying impressions.

  27. ezioaudit scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  28. Tordeaux scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  29. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  30. Fight65 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
      IT: 85
      B: 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  31. Koning scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Red wine finishes hardly ever hit the right balance for me. This is no exception. The individual flavours are great, but the sweet forest fruits and chocolate from the red wine 'fight' with the mineral Longrow. Besides, it feels more as a Springbank, the peat is very gentle for a Longrow.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Rather intense and almost parfum-like: vanilla, blueberry-jam and cherry. Then some leather and mineral notes, topped by medium peat
    • Taste
      87 87
      At first it is sweet (vanilla, forest fruits, treacle, chocolate), but the distillery character cannot hide for too long: bitter oranges, rhubarb, pepper, leather and increasingly mineral with a dirty sulphery edge.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Rather full on red fruits, citrus and chocolate. Quite mineral too with sea spray and finally medium ashy peat smoke.

  32. Sander79 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  33. Teomarg scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  34. Mapl scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  35. stnlskz scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Never two without three ! After the Longrow Peated and the Longrow Sherry Cask, I had the honor of tasting this Longrow RED thanks to a sample sent to me by my sure guy @whiskylimouzi ????‍♂️. I advise you to go read his note and go see his photo of the bottle, it's worth the detour.

    Back to the distillate. It aged eight years in old bourbon barrels, then three years in old New Zealand pinot noir barrels. Suffice to say that we are no longer on a finish in red wine barrels, but on a real maturation.

    Springbank releases a new whisky each year in the Longrow RED series, and this one was released in early 2019. The red wine cask chosen for aging varies from year to year. Last detail which is important: it is bottled at its natural strength, ie 53.1%.

    Her dress is beautiful. This beautiful relatively dark amber color is very pleasant to observe. Shaking it in the glass is very satisfying. With such a pleasure for the eyes, the tasting starts off perfectly.

    The first nose is iodized, then wanders towards the wood. The peat is quite understated at first, but it will gradually take its place in the background to surround the scent of this Longrow. Then come notes of almonds, caramel, coffee and a winey side, on red fruit.

    The appetizer is surprising! Blindly, I would have given it five degrees more. The attack is silky and structured. I find the peat in the middle of the mouth, but it does not take precedence over the rest. Can blossom in a nice balance of blackberry, grapefruit and caramel notes.

    The finish leaves me with notes of lemon, dried figs and crème brûlée. It is dry, but quite long. The retro-olfaction gives me beautiful red fruits.

    Here is a beautiful whisky which superbly concludes my discovery of Longrow!

  36. Highlander65 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Longrow is Springbank's most peaty brand. But where did the peat go here?
    • Nose
      Very fragrant, as soon as it is poured into the glass, a sweet aroma of cotton candy, red fruit, leather, dark chocolate spreads in the air. With water it goes out a little and takes on very different connotations: cut grass, tea leaves, a hint of vanilla in the background
    • Taste
      In the mouth the body is dry, the flavor full, sweet, chocolaty, with a slight hint of lemon. With water a little peat emerges (smokeless) and the whisky becomes easier to taste (less alcoholic and less tannic), acidulous note of unripe fruit and a little bitter (the white part of the lemon peel?)
    • Finish
      The finish is long, moderately sweet with light spicy notes. With water the finish is less sweet, indeed I would say not sweet at all, peaty but without smoky notes

  37. sarthur71 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  38. whisky_garage scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: Intense, multifaceted, calm, sweet. Wine motives, dried grapes, Viennese waffles, vanilla theme. Light peat, waste engine oil, some barnyard and last year's hay. Berry mix, milk chocolate, nutty notes, dried banana, spices.

    Taste: Intense, dense, sweet. Wine theme, dried grapes, smoke, peat history, ash, industrial notes. Dark berries, chocolate, nutty shades, a little ginger, coffee, spices, a delicate barrel.

    Finish: Long-lasting, rich, sweetish. Smoke, light peat, some berries, chocolate.

    Conclusion: An excellent interaction of alcohols and a barrel, here and berries from the barrel and an industrial theme from alcohols, everything is freely available. Saturated, rich, multifaceted at the same time, very calm and measured without unnecessary pathos and pressure.
    ⚡89⚡

  39. Islay1815 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  40. TsiAI scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Room temperature when tasting: 23℃

    Eyes: Deep gold and smell. Nose: A bit of sourness of grape skins, light cream, raisin bread, raisins, light smoke, bacon and dried pork, West Lake vinegar fish, balanced and full, slightly tannins.
    Taste Palate: cheese, sour grapes, obvious tannins, perfume soap, lily + carnation, bacon, pepper, a bit of soot, oak, black, bitterness of leather, rich salty cheese mousse at the end Finish: long, Creamy raisins, white flower fragrance, sea salt, cooking tobacco and wine Body: strong and smart, with a strong sense of fat

    Nose: 89/100
    Palate: 90/100
    Finish: 89/100
    Body: 90/100
    Overall: 90/100
    The body of Langaro has never let me down. The strong body and rich salty aroma are more appetizing for me than overweight Shirley. The tannins brought by Pinot Noir are more like an embellishment, the wine is thick and dry in the mouth, which is really amazing.

  41. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Farmy peat and red fruits, quite nice

  42. dhillworth scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  43. KyotoLefty scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Appearance: Reddish orange-amber. Shiny and viscous.

    Nose: Smoke, campfire, light peaty iodine, salt, wine, raisins, cherries, cookies, touch of coconut, chocolate. There is something slightly funky about it, as many have said before me. Cinnamon big after a bit. Gingerbread cookies, Christmas cake,

    Palate: Wine, smoke, salt, raisin, cookies, malt sugar, bit of oak, cinnamon,

    Finish: Cookies, vanilla, cinnamon, pepper, smoke. Wine. Long and lovely.

    With Water: Bit more sweetness and wood come out, less spicy bite. A couple drops works.

    Overall: Fabulous and original flavors for 11 years. Lovely nose, tastes great. Love it.

  44. penumbra scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    One thing to say, compared to wine barrels, would it seem that a rum or noble rot is a better choice?
    • Nose
      Northeast Korean barbecue sauce, smoked wool, vinegar mackerel, blueberries, lemon juice and Sichuan beef jerky, in short, it is a heavy peat against a weak wine barrel, with a golden texture (very small amount of sea salt) faint Slightly pungent. This is followed by the special oils and fats of Genting in the New Century. Longrow's double-distilled wine is often thicker than its own Springbank, cheese cheese cake, mellow meringue + ground peanut + almond slices, grains, coffee sugar. The overall appearance is slightly sharp, and the peat is too rich and somewhat unbalanced.
    • Taste
      A singular collection of fat and dryness, grape skins, sour bayberry and Genting salty cheese. The astringent, salty, bitter, peppery, spicy, ash, and sea salt can be discerned by the naked eye, and then the black, truffle and leather, almond, and oak appear.
      Slightly added water and the smell began to appear, cigars and spicy tobacco, grapes, cloves and cinnamon.

      Strong, fat rich, slightly sweet, sour, tannin, bitter, slightly spicy.
    • Finish
      Long-term, sea salt, tobacco, stove ash, black clever, mint.

  45. etwa77 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
      dirty, engine Springbank-ian oil with extra smoke.. the cleanness of the spirit mixes well with the bitter sharpness of the wine influence. coffee tobacco and leather.. camphor and eucalyptus oils rise from the depths.
    • Taste
      89 89
      the peat takes second place to the inter-play of sweet, sour and wine.. thicc, syrupy, but not cloying.. just a heavy malt.. spicy oak in the end.. one of those rare instances when oak is a welcomed addition.. it wakes everything up from a heavy slumber
    • Finish
      87 87
      the heaviness lasts.. smoked prunes, i swear..

  46. Funtik scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  47. kikkerneve scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  48. Yarema scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose -22
    Taste - 22
    Finish - 22
    Balance -22
    Rating - 88

  49. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Aroma: smoked plums, dried dates, raisins ... wine acidity ...
    Taste: sour, with grassy (wormwood?) Bitterness
    Finish: long but sour ... with a strong smoked effect ...
    85

  50. Cubey666 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Red fruits: cherries, red grapes. pleasant smokey, tar and smoked bacon, whiff of woodgarnish. pleasant palet of smells
    • Taste
      87 87
      Red grapes, light smokey, peper, tad of menthol, nice balance between sweet, spicy and smokey, leather, clearly less sweet than the nose.
    • Finish
      87 87
      smokey, bit dry, long, quite long indeed, herb-like, green plants, bit of menthol, most of the sweet is gone

  51. happyNess scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    It is one of the best malts I have ever enjoyed!
    • Nose
      90 90
      Strawberry jam, sweet rhubarb, sour cherries. Enveloped in a light, cold wood smoke note. Over time, grain and a little oak are added.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Sweet, heavy and oily. The strawberry jam with oak and spices. Ginger bread spice?
      The sweetness, the spices and the smoke are perfectly balanced. The alcohol just right: Strong enough to push the aromas forward properly, but never annoying.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Very long, fruity and smoky. Rhubarb compote (slightly acidic), some cinnamon, oak. A little pear skin, the smoke only in the background.

  52. mer1973 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  53. HokkaidoUni scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Nose: mint tobacco coffee farmyard and some red currant in the back. Burnt raisins as it opens. With water: charred raisins and rubber or plastic.

    Palate: red cherry juice, coffee beans, chocolate, engine oil and used hay, smoked black tea. With water - more peat less smoked tea

    Finish: nuts and a little smoke

  54. Pyromann scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Excellent whisky with a very strong influence of wine. In the smell she totally disarmed me with its distinctiveness wrapped in wine sweet and sour. The whole thing is a little smoked. It tastes great too. I would not resist the bottle at all, it is a pity that he is already looking bad and when it is, it is expensive.
    • Nose
      The aroma is very expressive, caramel, some sweet and sour tones, very dense and distinctive. A little smoke. Overall sweet, nicely rounded. According to notes from the tasting "Wow".
    • Taste
      In taste at first impression more acidic, but overall sharper. Chocolate, red wine. Wine acid.
    • Finish
      Again a very noticeable influence of red wine. Sweetish, peeks out woodiness.

  55. anonymerlemur scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very good drop, which creates a quasi unique feature with the well-integrated sulfuric notes.
    • Nose
      88 88
      This whisky is immediately recognizable if it has already been tasted. Dark fruits such as plums and raisins are accompanied by sulphurous accents. Does not remind you very much of the typical sherry notes. The smoke is not very dominant but present.
    • Taste
      90 90
      In addition, now comes a spiciness and malty note. Water gives the drop a certain dominant sweetness.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The finish is much more balanced in contrast to nose and taste. Now the fiery smoky notes come to the fore.

  56. Palindrome scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The 8/3 ratio works well in this release. I like it quite a bit and usually I'm not big on the "reds." Longrow peat is kind of thick and oily when compared with other peated whiskies. Some peat works better with fructose wood casks than others. Longrow peat isn't the best with port and wine, IMO. It's better with sherry. I think Lagavulin is perhaps the best with sherry but it isn't usually overdone in batches such as the Distillery Exclusives, which have the advantage of 15 years in the wood. Then again, the ABV is about three percent too low in those 43% just doesn't have enough power. 46% is much better.

    In fact, I would like to see Springbank experiment with putting a nice rechar oak barrel into their batches of this size to help offset the overpowering sweetness of such fructose-laden cask wood from Oloroso or PX. In this case, the former.

    My order of preference with Campbeltown releases is generally as follows: Springbank first, then older Longrows, then good Kilkerrans, then good Glen Scotias, Hazelburns, and finally the young Longrows (which I never buy). Longrow peated is too young for me. I would very much like to taste a 15 year cask strength Kilkerran with a one heavily "Ardbeg Alligator style" rechar cask thrown into the batch for an accent. That would be fabulous. Yes, I know they don't exist, but one can still dream. . . . I would also like to see Springbank experiment with younger and older casks and then divulge the proportion. I know that's illegal in Scotland but I think it's illegal for unethical reasons owing to the fact that the big distilleries don't want the competition or the public to become accustomed to knowing how good a batch of older casks can taste with one younger one (past the banana/tequila stage) thrown to add power to the batch. Say a bunch of 14 years with a 10 year or two. What heaven that would make. I think labeling proportions of old to young in a release would be a great thing and the public would quickly become used to it and prefer it. I use this technique in my personal vattings to great effect and have really wowed my friends with it.

    I would one day hope to see a Longrow release around 14-15 years of age that is a mixture of some charred bourbon or sherry barrels and some bourbon barrels. I really miss releases of older cask strength Longrow. It needn't be up around 18. 14-15 yrs is a sweet spot for me. I do always buy the 18. I liked the 2017 very much. I'm getting tired of Springbank and Longrows aged in rum casks. Rum sometimes creates a "thin" acrid sweetness that is cloying.

  57. fradin11 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  58. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  59. butt scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      92 92

  60. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 89 points Photo Moderator

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

  61. Mark-E scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  62. kikkerneve scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Nose: smell the sweet fruits (soft like raspberries or peaches). There's a pie baking with a light smokey touch. And sweet burnt to caramel sugar.

    Taste: similar to the nose, and added the bitter taste of vanilla. In a good way. Very much alive and some fresh peppers. Sulphur? Just a little hint.

    Medium to long finish. Sweet fruits, hint of smoke, but never overpowering the fruits. Dry finish like a menthol cigarette.

  63. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  64. 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.

  65. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    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. Earthy as well. Goji berry, peat, caramel and apple.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Cranberry, peat, caramel and pineapple.

  66. squaadgras scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  67. GIORGOS scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  68. Benny85 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    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...

  69. 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.

  70. 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.

  71. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    It's not that far from Campbeltown to Yangon. ;-)
    Yes, nice part. The finish drops off a bit, but that doesn't spoil the overall picture.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Tart fruit and smoke with a pleasant bacon note at the beginning. Sour cherries, fermented grapes. Becomes sweeter over time, a bag of red gummy bears - but not pure, because the smoke envelops the fruit notes. Slight herbal note, a little pepper, turmeric, ginger, vanilla.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Red grapes, cold smoke, tart, almost bitter, and directly a very interesting spice mixture of cinnamon, pepper, turmeric, ginger powder, crushed cloves and nutmeg. Coffee powder. It is menthol-like, as is so often the case with a wine barrel finish. At the same time sweet and spicy, with a light mustache and earthy aroma. Fresh, spicy tobacco leaves, similar to a freshly rolled Burmese cherrot (a narrow cigar). And when I am thinking of Burma, the tart and fruity beginning could easily be compared with the taste of a betel nut.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium-long, slightly dry, fine dry and menthol-like. Chocolate, dry wood, remains of grapes and betel nuts.

  72. mema82 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  73. 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

  74. nhuber scored this whisky 90 points 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.

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