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Longrow 2007

Overall rating
88.70/100
votes
102
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Society Bottling
Vintage
11.2007
Bottled
03.2019
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Refill Re-charred Sherry Butts
Number of bottles
2250
Strength
56.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 Mar 2019 7:24 am by GlenPiWi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 209.42

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Whisky Reviews for Longrow 2007

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.70 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    At the first drams that I had in the glass, I had not found the Longrow character at all. Now, five or six drams later (not in one day ;-)), the distilling character is clearly visible. Oxygen does it very well, it gets better every time.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Dark red fruit it strikes against: Overripe red grapes, black blackberries, ripe raspberries. A slightly fermenting note. Some match wood abrasion. Baconous smoke, which initially hid, pushes forward. Old wooden shelves in a damp cellar. Modrig, but still berry fruit. Sandalwood, nutmeg, pepper, thyme. Loamy soil, moist leaves. After a while, turn to the dark side.
    • Taste
      89 89
      The sherry barrel is clearly noticeable with ripe red grapes, blackberries and black currants. Also on the tongue shows the match again. The greasy smoke note at the beginning - and once on the tongue, the smoke is also much more present in the nose, as if you would only verriechen. Light herbal note that captures the sweetness of the berries well. Dry with time. Coffee beans, milk chocolate, vanilla ice cream with hot cherries. Spicy. After a while peppermint.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium long, dry. The fruits sparkle again and again, but do not crowd too much. Something musty, still smoky.

  2. Palindrome scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I’m normally a huge fan of rechar Springbanks. Longrows too. The rechar sherry 15 year springbank is one of my all time favorites. In the Longrow 2007, however, the char fights the sherry a little bit in this bottle.

    Initially, the scent of this whisky gives up the ghosts of orchard and berry fruits, such as boysenberry, blingon, and pear (although it is not the "new make" kind of pear that one would expect from a younger whisky). Peat seems to wrap a woolen blanket around the fruits, along with a bit of wax.

    In the mouth, one can notice fruits right off, along with an oily note of steak fat dripping on a lit briquette barbecue. Now, I'm reminded of the Swiss alcohol drinks that I used to have at the Apothecary, a bar that has since gone belly up in my home town. Those rare medieval/monkish herbs come through in this Longrow as a tasting note. How curious.

    But I digress . . . for there is also a creamy cacao side to this dram, which seems a bit surprising. The finish is medium in length with just the berries (and no pear) lingering, along with smoke and toasted herbs.

  3. St. Pauli did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Initial selling price: GBP 55 + shipping (March 2019)

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  5. ChrisE scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. GIORGOS scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  7. GJR scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Whiskyzoom scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Anyone who likes peat smoke and fruit will get their money's worth with this Longrow. But you need patience with this malt, because it unfolds after a long time in the glass. Just hand warmth does him really good and brings him fully on tour. In any case, he has fully met my expectations and is well worth the price of 56 pounds at that time (about 62 €). He is currently traded for 130 €, which is unfortunately overpriced, which is why I am all the more pleased that I was able to get hold of two bottles. If you can get hold of a sample somewhere, I can only guess to try.
    • Nose
      In the nose, the cask strength shows that it is one and evaporates immediately strong, smoky and sweet. With more air, strong, dark cherries, culinary herbs, caramel pudding and brackish water are added. The sherry barrel holds back discreetly. If you let the glass get a hand warmth for a while, the malt comes out much better. He seems to tolerate heat and tranquility perfectly.
    • Taste
      First, there is a pleasant, caramel sweetness, which is played around by greasy, peppery, wet smoke. Warm cherries, the expected vanilla appears and the herbs from the nose can now be split into cardamom, ginger and lemongrass for a very pleasant spice. The wood is also noticeable and brings cold wet with, before then everything goes down in a sweet mixed situation.
    • Finish
      Long and smoky, the salty, woody brackish water gets through before it gets really dry. A little caramelized cherry will stick in the end.

  9. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Excellent dram with a nice interaction between the sherry cask and the Longrow character. Great value for money!
    • Nose
      Subtle peat, peaches and lemons in the background. Red berries. A hint of sweet strawberries. A little bit of honey. Tobacco leaves and somewhat salty. Vanilla too.
    • Taste
      Peat. Honey, pears. Quite creamy too. Red fruits. A hint of peach. A salty edge (salty liquorice?), which is followed by lemons. Some spices, like liquorice, a pinch of black pepper and rosemary. Delicious!
    • Finish
      The finish is mid-long with peat, lemons and spices.

  10. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2019/06/12/campbeltown-malts-festival-2019-springbank-open-day/

    From recharged refill sherry butts.

    C: Solid/decent whisky with a natural funk, subtle yet full-on/strong ppm and a sprinkle of festival magic to top it off.

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