Longrow 2004

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Open Day Bottling
Stated Age
15 years old
First Fill Rum
Number of bottles
52.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Bottled for
Springbank Open Day 2019
Added on
13 May 2019 8:46 am by birkzehn
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 349.00

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122 × member ratings

254 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Longrow 2004

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.03 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Rumfassreifung, can be difficult. Not here. Very successful bottling, the Rumfässer fit perfectly with the Brennereicharakter, and a cut after 15 years seems to have been the perfect moment to fill this whisky.
    • Nose
      Sweet and fruity with quince jelly, ripe bananas and mirabelle plums. In the background a very fine smoky note, carried by a bag of wet pebbles, which give the nose a mineral note. Something spicy bacon, on the grill next to the bananas. In the nose very close to a jump bench. The Rumfass sounds through, but is not dominant. Malt and chocolate, roasted coffee beans. Together with the still present fruits (and the quince jelly!) This gives a very tasty nose.
    • Taste
      Samig, with high viscosity, he lays on the tongue. This is not flowing, no splashing, no rolling - a pure laying. Immediately filling the mouth with crushed bananas, quince jelly and apricot jam. Salty and mineral. Caramel and soft, warm toffee, creme brulee, chilli chocolate. Just the right dose of spice and fruit, the balance in balance. Gently dries with time and shows signs of well-preserved oak planks. The slightly perceptible smoke in the nose is also found on the tongue, nice balance (along with the chocolate and the oak) to the sweet fruit.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, slightly dry, mineral, spicy, peppery, mildly smoky. The sweet fruit notes are still counterpoint (or vice versa) to oak, smoke and seasoning.

  2. thijs100 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The nose is fun an playful because of the full rum cask maturation, but the palate is more straightforward Longrow, which is a winning combination.
    • Nose
      Interesting rum influence here, quite pronounced and even somewhat funky, but with sweet tropical fruits as well, followed by pickled lemon peel, brown sugar and a touch of star anise. Hints of sour beer too, and hops. Very different.
    • Taste
      Creamy mouthfeel with a more pronounced Longrow influence than the nose displayed. Peated barley, honey, a pinch of salt and a whiff of wet pebbles. A hint of charcoal, as well as a touch of lemon.
    • Finish
      Lingering. More of the above.

  3. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I like this Longrow, it’s a nice balance between the Longrow spirit and the rum cask. Both not too overpowering. It just works. Very drinkable.
    • Nose
      Quite peaty at first, combined with pineapple, green apples and lemons. Then it goes towards bananas. Followed by vanilla. Caramel. Pina Colada.
    • Taste
      Less peaty then the nose suggested. But it is lovely creamy. Bananas and plenty of it. Minerals. Milk chocolate and caramel. Lemon here as well. It is somewhat salty. Chilli peppers in the end.
    • Finish
      Long and with more peat than in the taste. Vanilla and lemon. A hint of chilli peppers too.

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur


    Matured utilising fresh rum casks.

    N: A lager & beer-like funk with subtle phenols.
    T: Again, subtle phenols though still very much there and mouth-wateringly distillate-coated. Whilst still holding on to its precociousness, water promotes the lusciousness.
    F: I like this balance alongside the dirty complexity.
    C: Truly delicious, and there is  even consensus! Yet another cracking Festival Longrow. 

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Funtik scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  7. WillWhisky scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  8. megabreit scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Here the rum is superficial, then ripe pineapple and a subtle smoky note
    • Taste
      84 84
      fruity and again a clear rum component, molasses, some barley malt
    • Finish
      82 82
      medium length and astringent, the rum note is too dominant for me

  9. ConvalRen scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I accidentally refreshed the page and I am not writing all that I have written before. Its basically an indian influence scotch. Think India and the spices and tea.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Chocolate and cinnamon powder.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Black sri lankan tea.

      Garam masala and stuff.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long and lingering.

  10. Palindrome scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I'm tiring of rum casks. This bottling is good, make no mistake, but I am not going to buy many more rum casks in the future. I'm moving back to fortified wine and wine, or just some nice bourbon wood. This said, I'm not a big fan of Longrow's reds, either. Too much wine influence is not a good thing in my estimation. I am also shying away from dark red whiskies. Not my thing any more, if it ever once was? No. Anyway, I do really like the Longrow 11 2007 that I have open right now. 15 years of age is about perfect for a Springbank. I like them 13-16 years old. Nice price point, as well. The OB 18's aren't usually that good, IMO. Now the 18 OB Longrow can be, certainly. I also have the 2018 OB Springbank open. It too has a strong rum wood influence. It is nice. The finish is delayed and then very sweet velvety vanilla. But there is that cat pee note in the background that used rum wood can create. Very faint, but there all the same. This said, my palate and nose are very sensitive. Many people might not notice that cat pee/human body odor / old onion note in the rum wood. On the other hand, Glen Scotia's 15 year old festival rum wood is a keeper. No cat pee note at all, even though it is less complex than this bottle under discussion, or the Longrow 18 2018.


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