Overall rating
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Vintage Collection
Stated Age
09 years old
Oak Casks
147 + 148
Number of bottles
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
17 Jan 2010 5:11 pm

Average value

€ 101,00

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3 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Longrow 1987 SV

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.33 points

  1. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    There is a slight alcoholic sharpness on the palate.
    If this wasn't the case, my rating would be 2 to 3 point more.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    You may add a little drop of water to open the nose of this fine dram up a little more.

    ( --- a little less vanilla-cloudy and more of the forest-flavors and French Brandy ... )

  3. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    1st tasting: First this one may remember a tiny bit of the actual Longrow peated on the nose. There is a slightly indefinite cloud. This can be passed though.

    Then you get the impressions of what the Longrow 1987 SV single cask is like - immense quality and real forest flavors. 

    But what was a little difficult in the beginning in the nose reveals itself tremendously on the palate and the finish! Very voluminous with great richness - full and round with sweetness, spices, herbals and vegetables, lemon and peat-smoke as well as the French brandy impressions you may use to rub your body with when you have muscle soreness. Or maybe as well something which you may use for a full bath.

    Looking forward to the nose as the Longrow breathes now.

    Tasting with Armin Fuchs.
    • Nose
      something heavily smoked, apple- and pear-smoke, 'Islay' impressions, pepper, fresh cut barley, coniferous forest soil, splashes of lemon juice, some rotten and moiling moist wood with a light sweetness to it, some peat, apples, sausage skin, bacon, fleshy and sweet grapes from the distance, hints of scouring powder, memory of aluminium, rough wood in the depth, more citrus and warmth arises after swinging, medicinal components, hints of car service station, there might be a real coniferous forest in it - maybe later more? (or as the bottle is open ...); later: vanilla-caramel, hints of yogurt, French brandy
    • Taste
      sweetness, smoke, lawn, apples, medicinal, fine wood with spices, spruce needle extract, rotten wood, clear Longrow 1987, pinecone, pepper, fresh lemon juice flushing through again and again, forest, herbal cocoa powder, some coffee grounds playing in, scouring powder with resin, lemon-caramel, lemon drops, smoked black tea, dark cake, old cardboard and verry long.
    • Finish
      citrus, smoke, beautiful tingle, sweetness, wood, old cask, French brandy, forest falvors, freshness from green plants (fresh grass and some parsley), pear, kohlrabi, some pepper, hints of lactic acid, something sweet, licorice

  4. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A wonderful Longrow!

    It's always a pleasure to taste a Whisky of this quality!

    Near to the 1987 Single Cask edition!

  5. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    What a wonderful Longrow in taste and finish!

    Definitely a 1987 !
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92


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