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Longrow 2004

Overall rating
88.51/100
votes
78
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Open Day Bottling
Vintage
02.2004
Bottled
06.05.2019
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
First Fill Rum
Number of bottles
911
Strength
52.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
19/185
Bottled for
Springbank Open Day 2019
Added on
13 May 2019 8:46 am by birkzehn
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 333,98

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Whisky Reviews for Longrow 2004

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.51 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. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

    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. 

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    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.

  6. Andytka3 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N- Drift with rock salt stir-fried whole chestnut by the street of Chinatown. Burnt caramelize coffee bean, some cola reduction for sweetness. Paper ash, coal, rock and mineral. Tropical fruit punch strengthen with a jiggle of malibu, all in a good manner. (88/22)

    P- Exotic tropical white fruits rules the palate, sweet and sour mangosteen, duku of that sorts that are fleshy and earthy. Round, creamy and spicy. (88/22)

    F- Medium...perhaps longer. Intriguing tropical fruits, more duku comes fore with sandy texture of grated brown sugar, yum, missed my putu mayam. (87/21)

    B/B- 87/21

    Cr-1, Fr-3, Fl-0, Pt-1, Ft-1, Sp-0, Wd-2, Wn-2, Sc-3

    Weighted Rate- 86pt. A hard one to rate. The fruity part are good, but wasn't quite Longrow with the beasty nature.
    • Nose
      N- Drift with rock salt stir-fried whole chestnut by the street of Chinatown. Burnt caramelize coffee bean, some cola reduction for sweetness. Paper ash, coal, rock and mineral. Tropical fruit punch strengthen with a jiggle of malibu, all in a good manner. (88/22)
    • Taste
      P- Exotic tropical white fruits rules the palate, sweet and sour mangosteen, duku of that sorts that are fleshy and earthy. Round, creamy and spicy. (88/22)
    • Finish
      F- Medium...perhaps longer. Intriguing tropical fruits, more duku comes fore with sandy texture of grated brown sugar, yum, missed my putu mayam. (87/21)

      B/B- 87/21

      Cr-1, Fr-3, Fl-0, Pt-1, Ft-1, Sp-0, Wd-2, Wn-2, Sc-3

      Weighted Rate- 86pt. A hard one to rate. The fruity part are good, but wasn't quite Longrow with the beasty nature.

  7. WSP scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    There was once rum drunk and not spilled, works well with the Longrow, although I'm personally not a big Rumfan, but he likes me but quite good
    • Nose
      Yes, the rum keg hits you directly, at first I had to think of bananas, which was soon turned into sticky sweetness, molasses, shortly Pina Colada comes to it, the smoke comes through only, if you warmed the glass a bit, then something scratching the nose, the basic note is definitely a bit sour, celery flashes for a short time, warm it gets spicier, some wood, a pinch of pepper, after the first sip I find sweet pineapple as an overtone
    • Taste
      oily, more pronounced smoke here, but then the rum beats, sweet, but also again sour, sticky, banana, but slightly artificial, something like rum, vanilla, a hint of coconut, with the smoke comes a little bit of spice, Pepper, very pleasant
    • Finish
      astringent on the back, the sourish portion increases, light sweetness still on the palate, still rumig, ripe apple, quite fruity towards the end, vanilla

  9. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Balance (22,5)
    Cool! Rum did not crush the base, I wonder what kind of rum is ???? (90)
    • Nose
      Fresh, citrus, mineral ... caramel with farm flavor, vanilla, fried banana, salt (22.5)
    • Taste
      Sweet, fruity, oily, creamy, a little ash and salt (22.5)
    • Finish
      Creamy finish, fruit, lemon candies, salt, smoky ice cream, grass and dry board (22.5)

  10. olegborgol scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    22-22-22-22, good, balanced

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