Longrow 1974

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cork cap, distillery label
Stated Age
16 years old
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
18 Jan 2010 9:47 pm

Average value

€ 3093.00

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78 × member ratings

54 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Longrow 1974

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.25 points

  1. checkpointuk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=265 Color: straw yellow / pale gold Nose: Powerful, even slightly piercing, sharp nose! Lime, grapefruit, leather, wet hay, spicy herbs, beeswax, vanilla, some eucalyptus and scents of seaweed, seaweed and dried fruits. Torfig smoky Sud accompanied by a lot of freshness! Taste: Full mouthfeel, spicy, fresh, pleasantly peaty and full of herbal mint eucalyptus notes. On the palate there are wood, leather, peat, almond chocolate, marzipan, fruits, jam, vanilla and toasted barrel notes. Finish: Long - still beautifully turfed. Turning sour, white chocolate, light smoke, wood and dried herbs. Slowly but surely becoming drier and fading away with creamy waxy notes of leather and paper. Comment: Fresh and pleasantly tart and with torfig-creamy almond notes ... delicious! 92 points (nose: 91 / taste: 92 / finish: 93)

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    This 16 year 1974 is better than the 25 year of the same vintage, fuller bodied and more complex.

  3. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    As Armin Fuchs sais - just a complete Whisky with the highest quality without being too heavy.

    Again a real medicine from the great Longrow!

    Just one of the best ...

  4. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    WOW !!!

    This is a masterpiece! Powerful, intense, aromas totally interwoven, round right from the beginning.

    And that's the quality of this Whisky:

    not hundreds of single things you could find, but a (Longrow typical) totality - deep and subtle at the same time, and very satisfying!

    Tasting with FineSpirits_butler1 in Dec. 2015.
    • Nose
      Apples, pears, red fruits, almonds - all mixed with pepper and other spices - interwoven with wonderful subtle peat, a combination of salt water and motor oil, red jams are mixing in, malt on a workshop's floor, malty-raisiny sweetness, leather resonates, some subtle smoke, marmelade, Japanese fish restaurant (I could see white tiling, too …), strawberry jam with pepper, leathery peat, butter, ground pork on wooden tray, caramel creme or Crème brulée, some sour components like bitter orange, citrus peal - going the direction of vinegar, Auto Repair …

      FineSpirits_butler1 adds: lighthouse, freshly opened lychees, vanilla bean - triturated on leather ...
    • Taste
      Very fruity and sweet! Cherry jam, powerful, peat, pepper, citrus, smoke, apples, pears, sour oranges, malt, meat (covered with butter), leather, aromatic fruit peals, workshop, cellar, some ashes, Demerara, dark chocolate, walnut (subtle), potato sack (linen), peach, apple juice, sea shells with seaweed …

      FineSpirits_butler1 adds: anise, anise brandy and bakery, and coffee beans; some ginger bakery from Grandma's, too ...
    • Finish
      Fruits, sweetness, Demerara, pepper, spices, citrus, dark chocolate, wood, salt (becomes more and more!), tart cherry jam, becomes dry, the aftertaste of ground pork at the palate (… or salty sausage), leather, fruit brandies, and some liquorice ...

  5. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  6. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    My overall score is affected by the price rating
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  8. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    This reminds me of some of the Brora Official releases, there is alot to this profile. I think this is an outstanding whisky on the nose and the palate..
    It tastes much older than 16 years, they must have had some great casks to use.
    The nose is one of the best, really beautiful to be honest.
    • Nose
      Peat is restrained by the sherry, I get orange barley sugar, cough candy, hot sweet pastries, shortbread. I could nose this all day.
    • Taste
      A really spicy kick to start with, I would say it is ginger spice, followed by orange, fudge and the peatiness is much more evident than on the nose. The peat keeps growing but the sweetness of the sherry does not let it overpower. This is really a full fat whisky, very full bodied.
    • Finish
      Long & spicy.


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