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Overall rating
89.00/100
votes
8
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Vintage
06.1987
Bottled
10.1995
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Oak Cask
Strength
57.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
17 Jan 2010 2:27 pm
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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.

    Whiskyfun.com

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