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Longrow 21-year-old

Overall rating
89.11/100
votes
191
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Release
Bottled
02.10.2019
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
60% Sherry, 40% Bourbon
Number of bottles
3600
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
19/380
Barcode
610854003869
Added on
22 May 2020 10:11 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 263.67

63 × in wishlist

191 × member ratings

399 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Longrow 21-year-old

36 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.11 points

  1. ARDBERG scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Bottom line up front: the flintiness from nose to finish is disapointing. Lovers of dirty drams will love it, I can tolerate it because it is not overwhelming, but it takes the score down and with it all the otherwise lovely aromas that have been discussed here. Sad, otherwise this could have been a stunner.

    At a SBK tasting - 2cl.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Longrow 18 (bottling date 04/2017) vs the new Longrow 21
    • Nose
      91 91
      Excellent nose. Fresh, oily, more refined than the 18. While the 18 does have a heavier, funky nose, the 21 seems to be fresher, provides more of an oily feel, and has more tertiary aromas.
    • Taste
      90 90
      The mouthfeel is thinner than the 18, but the 21 does offer a slightly greater complexity, with better development of flavors on the tongue. But this is not miles better than the 18. In terms of quality, this is not unique and in fact, it's similar to many modern, single cask Springbanks.
    • Finish
      90 90
      It's good, but I guess I wanted a bit more...

  3. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    After a long time a 21 year old Longrow; I approached the tasting with reasonably high expectations - which unfortunately were not fulfilled to the extent that I had wished for.
    The very good nose basically leaves nothing to be desired, but on the tongue and especially on the finish he shows too little character to really go through the ceiling. Unfortunately only in parts very good whisky.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Intensely penetrating nose with pineapple, mango, passion fruit and bananas. Seasoning of marjoram and tarragon. Mineral like a Springbank: saltwater-wetted pebbles, salty sea spray. Can you smell creaminess? He makes in the nose at least the impression as if he were.
      Fruit, spice and the mineral note are closely interwoven, complement each other perfectly and together form a nose that you can spend a long time with.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Dry, almost dry start. At first slightly spicy with fresh mint. Dry wood, still relatively clear smoky note. The fruits from the nose in a weakened form. Less spice than in the nose, but a consistent woody note that works well as a spice substitute. Caramel and milk chocolate, vanilla, honey. Although only represented with 40%, the Bourbon clear against the sherry barrel is clear.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium long, dry, slightly smoky. Menthol and a hint of fermented fruit.

  4. NRGCLICK scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Firstly, this whisky needs to open up. If you've reviewed from a sample, I don't think you've truly experienced this whisky for what it is.
    Initially, my score was sitting at around 88. After the bottle being opened for 3 weeks, safely say this get bumped up to a 91. Dont judge a book by its cover.

    Nose: The sulfur people mention, dissipates, rest assured. Hints of a matchstick (in a good way), raspberry liquorice, stewed fruits & crystalised tropical fruits. Candied strawberries & cream, peaches & over-ripe passionfruit.

    Palate: Oily, raspberry liquorice, hints of aniseed, crystalised fruits, confectionary candies.

    Finish: Oak & over-ripe passion fruit, with a slight funk - what is that, sulfur? Whatever it is, it's brilliant!

    Time, this bottle requires time and oxidisation. A few more months and this may get even better. Good job Springbank, this one is a keeper, keep this a regular release, please!

  5. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. rampah scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. aryehf scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. ctu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

  9. Sergm scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Nose: Smoky with hints of a smoky wood, raspberry, fruits, frozen fruits.
    Palate: Oily, smoky, frozen fruits, confectionary candies.

    Finish: Oak & over-ripe passion fruit

    Very good

  10. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

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