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Longrow 1973

Overall rating
93.90/100
votes
33
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Screw cap, distillery label
Vintage
1973
Casktype
Sherry Wood
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
17 Jan 2010 12:56 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 2500,00

20 × in wishlist

33 × member ratings

24 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Longrow 1973

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.90 points

  1. St. Pauli scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    This belongs in the Champions League, it's extraordinary good: balanced, lively with a crescendo of peat influence, powerful yet not overpowering. 
    • Nose
      Even at 46% it coats to the glass... The nose is discrete, but certainly present, and complex. There is gentle smoke, algae, minerality, putty, muscovado sugar, milk chocolate, blueberry muffin, almond, kirsch and orange. Lovely. 
    • Taste
      The palate is gentle and almost syrupy. The wet peat smoke and forest fruit take the lead. Orange zest, coffee, chocolate and clove are not far away. It's well balanced and doesn't get tannic towards the finale. Waiting gives you and extra layer of soft, moist wood. 
    • Finish
      In the finish, this whisky gets increasingly peaty. It's not just the wet peat, also soot and ash. Then there is allspice, prune, dark cherry jam, and soft oak. 

  2. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    This is a type of old sherried whisky that you don't find anymore. The sherry is very well-integrated, and has that deeper, stickier form that is different than the engineered, overpowering, sweet stuff we often find in today's sherried whiskies. This is from a 50ml sample. 
    • Nose
      First-class sherry, old, juicy, dusty like in a carpenter's workshop, all the flavors are subtle, and all superb. 1972 Ledaig/Tobermory and old Strathislas come to mind. 
    • Taste
      Envelopes your palate. Definitely sherried (there seems to be a lighter version and a sherried version of this 1973 OB NAS 46%). Again, everything is subtle and elegant. The slightest hint of peat, or is that my imagination? 
    • Finish
      Stays with you for a while, but how I wish they did not dilute these old official Longrows to 43 or 46%. 

  3. moving_coil scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    Nose: Slightly smoky px

    With Water: More menthol and exhaust

    Palate: Very intense, Laphroaig medicinal on the arrival, melting chocolate gateau and strawberries. Slightly tannic

    With Water: More oily and medicinal, stronger peat with menthol, more tropical, massive blast of earthy mud on finish like a bogged in jeep on wet farmland

    Finish: Extremely long. Lots of combustion, oily chocolate, smoke, Springbank menthol appear now.

    From a miniature so price is not reflective.

    A really stunning whisky bordering on legendary. If only this had been bottled at 25+ years
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      95 95

  4. Slick scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Truly exceptional bottling.
    One of the best i ever tasted overall.
    Considering it's age, for me, this one can pretty much be the perfect balance between sherry and peat.
    Extraordinary all around : nose, taste, the finish...
    I can only make a little suggestion to let this one breathe for a while...
    A legend from Springbank that has to be savoured indeed.
    If you have the chance get two: one to drink and one to keep for special times.

  5. croz scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Wow! Definitely one of the best Longrow I have tasted!

    The finish is extremely long and full of plums, oak, smoke and liquorice.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      94 94

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