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Longrow 18-year-old

Overall rating
87.53/100
votes
83
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Bottled
28.01.2019
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
75% Sherry + 25% Bourbon
Number of bottles
4800
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
19/031
Added on
01 Apr 2019 10:45 pm by Dris
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 146.62

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83 × member ratings

173 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Longrow 18-year-old

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.53 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    He needs his time in the glass. But you should treat the malt, because after a while, he's doing really well. With its mild smoke, it looks set and "elegant". Sounds pretty worn, but is meant entirely positive.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Fine smoke, pleasantly naseschmeichelnd, not intrusive. Salt, seaweed, licorice and pepper. Red, juicy and meaty apple, peppered with cloves. Mineral, sea flavors - but the juicy apple keeps coming forward. Moist, loamy soil. Chocolate, honey. Freshly cut wood.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Oily onset. Almonds, milk chocolate, toffee, fine smoke. I would like to be a bit smokier, but understand that after 18 years not so much is left. Fits. Fresh wood. Warm applesauce with spices. Mineral, malty. Bread dough with yeast. Old leather (interesting in interaction with the fresh wood). Vanilla, caramelized sugar.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Dry and medium long. In the finish, one then notices the 18 years: the wood note makes a more elderly impression, plus leather and tobacco, raisin bread.

  2. KyotoLefty scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Appearance: Medium golden amber. Oily. Not much legs.

    Nose: Sherry. Raisins, smoke on the lighter side than the 11. More than Springbank though. More iodine and brine as it opens up. Cinnamon, ginger, toffee, vanilla, touch of apple. Sugar.

    Palate: Briny, smoky, campfire, some iodine. Raisins, sherry, malt sugar, toffee, vanilla,

    Finish: Spicy, wood campfire smoke, salt, pepper. Leather lasts forever.

    With Water: More sugar with water. Sweeter, jammy.

    Overall: Lovely stuff. More austere than the Red, less immediately likable, but very nice.

  3. TsiAI scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Room temperature when drinking: 25 ℃

    Eyes: Dark gold
    Nose: The strong and delicate peat is slightly animal-like, and smokes large pieces of bacon. Shirley barrels are interlocked with peat silk. This sense of fusion has only been felt on Gemu Lake. The middle section is raspberry, strawberry and other red raspberry jam, some fresh prunes. At the same time, it is mixed with the weak smell of sweat, yeast dough and fermented cheese. At the end, the rich, fragrant, European-inspired powder comes on stage and plays a concerto of Castella sauce and heavy cheese.
    Palate: The slightly salty cheddar toast, the peat is quite elegant and lighter than I expected. Nitro lime, lightly disinfecting water. The powerful Genting incense in the middle is no longer bound to peat, sweet mineral water (grey rocky feel is significantly increased), baked wheat grains, nabati cheese wafers, and slightly sweet frankincense. At the end, smoked meat and minerals tick the taste buds from time to time. The taste repeatedly jumped between the turbid broth and the clean minerals.
    Finish: Long and rich, honey water, a mouthful of lime, the powder is quite obvious. Soup with red dates, crab-flavored mushrooms, corn, fish and tofu.
    Body: Medium and heavy, with explosive oily and waxy texture, no bitter base

    Nose: 88.5 / 100
    Palate: 88/100
    Finish: 87/100
    Body: 92/100
    Overall: 88.5 / 100

    Overall: Smell is relatively fresh and lively. Both Nose and Palate are full-bodied, full of grease, and peat has no roughness. Genting gene is really easy to use.

  4. Rosencrantz scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    An example of great balance and wisdom, with a peat that you expected to explode and instead knows how to integrate masterfully with the aromas of the aging casks. Elegant and sober as you don't expect.
    • Nose
      90 90
      The nose is unexpectedly caressing, of vanilla, ripe cherry, plum and white chocolate, with the peat that collects and incorporates the aromas in its fleshy and medicinal heart. Tobacco. Very balanced and elegant.
    • Taste
      91 91
      The mouth is oily and ashy, with a very pleasant vinous dryness. The dance between peat and fruity notes continues graceful, with notes of Caribbean cigar, plums, black cherries, yellow peach, vanilla, a slight herbaceous hint on the background, a touch of dried fruit. Full-bodied, with hints that alternate and mingle with each sip, where peat knows how to be the protagonist without gigionizing, in a very enjoyable overall chorus.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The finish is rather long, ashy and dry with plums and almonds.

  5. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  6. GIORGOS scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  7. ezioaudit scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  8. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      78 78

  9. Bram84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tasted @ SITS 2019

  10. gaboruso scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

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