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Longrow 14-year-old

Overall rating
93.29/100
votes
33
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Screw cap, White letter label
Stated Age
14 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
17 Jan 2010 2:13 pm

Average value

€ 4596,55

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33 × member ratings

21 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Longrow 14-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.29 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Not tasted this for over 3 years, but I have to say it is still as nice as I remember and so potent for 46%, nothing out of lace, stellar stuff.
    The peat shines through mixing with the sherry in great balance with a massive finish, for only 46% abv this kills any equivalent Islay whisky.
    Superb
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      95 95

  2. Dram Dracula did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    My favorite kind of whisky -- outrageous fruitiness in a background of soft peat. Only in the best Ardbegs, Caol Ilas, and Ledaigs. No sherry, old or otherwise, detected. Most likely just beautiful ex-bourbon casks used. Thank you.

    Nose
    94
    Lots of lemons initially, and then it becomes sweeter, in the form of Fuji apples, vanilla, bananas, and pineapples. Very subtle peat.

    Taste
    96
    Superb. Absolutely first rate. Oily, rather viscous, mouth-coating yumminess. It's like I am in a car mechanic shop -- oil, gasoline, metals, and there's someone juicing fruits next to the cars. Honeyed lemon tea, lime, pineapple cubes, vanilla, dried herbs, all in a background of soft peat from the bygone era. This is as great as the best of Ardbegs and Caol Ilas (for example, look up Caol Ila 1974 casks #5-9).

    Finish
    95
    Like a beautiful dream. If this is at cask strength, I may not want to wake up.

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Very powerful for 46% but very elegant with it.

    One of the outstanding malts distilled in the 1970`s
    • Nose
      Sweat peat, brine, seaweed, lemon, smoked kippers, it smells like a beach on cloudy wet day.
    • Taste
      Its a peat fruit salad bowl with honeycomb there is nothing else to say.

      Very good.
    • Finish
      Massive, long, smooth and warming

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Taste
      Heavyweight peat smackdown No 2, Islay v Highlands v Campletown (Longrow)

      https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/13186/longrow-14-year-old
      https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/5578/ardbeg-1972-dl
      https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/7690/ardbeg-1965-ca
      https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/66937/bowmore-1971-ses
      https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/10905/longrow-1973-rwd
      https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/11880/caol-ila-1969-gm
      https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/43054/glen-garioch-1975-sa
      https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/9531/brora-1972

      Longrow 14 year, palate and particularly the finish are monstrous for only 46%
      A stellar whisky

      Ardbeg 72 DL, superb nose, palate just a little behind but overall Longrow is better

      Ardbeg 1965, disappointing all round

      Bowmore, not bad but expected more, blind I would have said it was a heavy sherried Speyside dram.

      Longrow 73 RWD, nice enough but too bitter for me

      Caol Ila 69 , really nice, just lacking a little in complexity
      Glen Garioch 1975 SA, Brutal but brilliant

      Brora 72, Brutal but brilliant also

      As things were so evenly matched after the Brora I had to try the Geerie again and I actually think is shaded the Brora on taste but I also tried the Longrow 14 again and for 46% it is awesome and on a par with either the Geerie or Brora.
      The Geerie, Longrow 14, Brora, Ardbeg 72 & Caol Ila were all quality, the Bowmore was fine but far from impressive and the Longrow 73 RWD & Ardbeg 1965 were very disappointing compared to their high average scores

      Result
      1 = Glen Garioch
      1 = Longrow 14 year
      2 – Brora 1972 RM
      3 – Ardbeg 1972 DL
      4 – Caol Ila 1969
      5 – Bowmore 1971 Ses
      6 – Longrow 1973 RWD
      7- Ardbeg 1965 Cadenhead

      I think I need to re try the Brora 72, Glen Garioch 75 and Longrow 14 H2H again, in truth my palate is a little smashed after this level of peat

  5. checkpointuk did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=265 Color: gold Nose: full fruit !!! What is going on here? Lime, yellow apples, mirabelles, peat, with smoky malt and "spicy" farmy notes of horse saddle and old cardboard box. Then again these juicy fruit flavors with creamy honey, bourbon vanilla, marzipan, almond ice cream, brittle and a handful of fresh herbs, fennel and seaweed - WOW! Taste: Full of power and infinitely creamy! Sweet malty, peaty, absolutely fruit-laden and chewing like on a vanilla pod. In addition, harsh leather, honey again paired with sweet peat, juicy herbs and with everything the nose has already presented. To finish, some fine wood and just a drop can explode the palate and that with "only" 46% - what an experience! Finish: So beautiful that it should never end! Infinitely long - fruity-herb, kräutrig-fresh, farmy-peaty! Wood and almonds, cream and ice, smoky malt and caramel and, and, and ... Comment: This is our best whisky in drinking strength to date! A taste that burns into the brain, and sweet peat that resonates indefinitely on the tongue - incredibly good. 96 points Nose: 95 / Taste: 97 / Finish: 96 Conclusion: twice Longrow, twice from almost the same time, twice with the same alcohol content ... and yet there are worlds between these two bottlings. Welcome, newcomer to our Top 10

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      95 95

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