Overall rating
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Stated Age
08 years old
Oak Cask
57.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
17 Jan 2010 2:27 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

4 × in wishlist

8 × member ratings

3 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Longrow 1987 CA

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.00 points

  1. P.A.O.K.you_are did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Longrow 8 yo 1987/1995 (57.7%, Cadenhead, Authentic Collection)
    As usual, and as stated on the label, the bottlers are confident this
    was matured in an oak cask. Because we all know that could have been
    ebony or rosewood ;-). But let’s be serious, we’ve already tasted some
    stunning 1987s, especially some by Samaroli, Moon, or Signatory. Colour:
    Sancerre. I mean, pale white wine. Nose: between rocket fuel, nail
    polish remover, and lamp oil. Now what’s good is that these aggressive
    varnishy notes tend to go away, as almost always, leaving room for some
    rather immaculate smoked apples and pears. Well not sure anyone’s ever
    tried to smoke apples and pears, but I’m sure this is what would occur.
    Plus raw smoked barley (kiln) and smoky porridge. Ah, nature! With
    water: old towels in an abandoned hotel room somewhere in Campbeltown.
    I-am-not-making-this-up. Mouth (neat): hits you behind your ears, with
    plenty of citric apples (cider apples) and a raw, very mineral smoke.
    And then the saltiness kicks in, while the whole is getting smokier by
    the second. Pristine, immaculate young peater, with a growing
    minerality. Minerality is not something all peaters possess. With water:
    gets gentler, almost rounder, with some apple pie and drops of this
    ‘thing’ they serve you on pancakes for breakfast in the UK. No, no, it’s
    not maple syrup, it’s some kind of sweet concoction. Perhaps maize/corn
    syrup? In this context, it’s good. Finish: yeah, lemon! Lemon enhances
    and lifts just any malt whisky. Wonderful green zestiness. Comments:
    still a little rough around the edges, despite the twenty years of
    bottle aging (my god, twenty years already!) but the spirit is first
    class. SGP:464 - 88 points.



Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.


Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  

Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2018

Forgot your password?