Longrow 10-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Virtual Open Day 2020
Stated Age
10 years old
2x Fresh Pinot Noir & 2x Refill Malbec Casks
Number of bottles
53.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
15.09.2020 20/101
Added on
06 Oct 2020 10:01 pm by Erik Elixir
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

£ 187.41

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171 × member ratings

481 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Longrow 10-year-old

43 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.47 points

  1. Vmarcinv scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose- Smoked plum, blackberries and other forest fruits, a bit like the smell of wort, a noticeable hint of salt.

    Mouth - Expressive, forest fruit, a lot of pleasant smoke, slightly spicy, sour, grapefruit peel.

    Finish - Wine, smoky, medium long, oak + mussels in sour forest fruit sauce.

    If someone likes Longrow RED series, or smoky whisky after wines, he will be pleased, one of the better Red if not the best, a Pinot Noir barrel a bit covered by malbec. With this price -88/89

  2. Archer scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Longrow, 10yo, Fresh Pinot Noir + Refill Malbec - sounds like a “red” - and could actually pass as one. Hardly any smoky distillate harmonizes so well with and develops so well in wine barrels as Longrow. It's great how he keeps the balance between fruit sweetness on the one hand and flavor and smoke on the other.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Immediately present. Basically, even while pouring, the Longrow exudes an incredibly intense aroma, which is even further intensified with only a short period of time. Freshly smoked ham from the smoke, warmed strawberry puree, generally warm red berries (only the vanilla ice cream is missing ...). Tarragon, savory and pepper come from the background. Slightly moldy and damp wood - if these were the stairs leading down to the old cellar (which can be clearly seen here), the minimum load capacity would be a maximum of 20kg. Strawberry chocolate, chocolate lentils, a strong espresso.
    • Taste
      91 91
      This mixture of fruit sweetness, smoke and a bit of mold that developed so nicely in the nose: it can also be found on the tongue, just as pronto as in the nose. Smoked ham, out of the smokehouse a little longer now. Dry wood, the mold comes separately and leaves the wood alone. Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries. Dry deciduous forest floor in autumn, hazelnuts. Chocolate sprinkles in the taste of dark chocolate, espresso beans. Over time, the dryness increases, nutmeg and pepper pull through.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium to long, dry. Remnants of the berry fruits processed into compote can still be found here and there. The spicy smoke is a companion to the end, with one or the other addition helping to ensure that this does not occur too quickly.

  3. derf616 scored this whisky 89 points Newbie

    tasted sample from pack - best longrow red?? best ive tried

  4. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Red berries and blueberries. Plums. There is some peat but well integrated. A hint of woodsmoke. Honey. Grapefruit. But also an earthy note from woodland mushrooms. Then it goes towards cheese, reminding me of brie.
    • Taste
      A very nice, thick mouthfeel. Some smoke. Again the forest fruits, such as cranberries and blueberries. Grapefruit too. A hint of tea with honey. Slightly nutty. Followed by some spices such as black pepper, a pinch of ginger and nutmeg.
    • Finish
      Mid-long, with cranberries The same spices as on the palate and a hint of peat. A little earthy too, but this time with white mushrooms.

  5. Sergm scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Agree with some other reviewers regarding a similarity notes with Longrod Red series and this one is probably the best I tried thus far (I tried 4-5 differed REDs)

  6. czjena scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Light smoke, subtle longrow filth. Very clear red wine note. But not a sour dry note, but a heavy, spicy, sweet note of Italian Amarone or Appassimento wines. I don't know Pinot Noir too well, but it should fit. Candied blueberries, plums, blackberries from the smoker.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Oh wow!
      Decent start. Lots of alcohol, some youth. And then the flavors explode. Wonderful berries, sweet, spicy, oily.
      With the second sip, the alcohol and youth are gone and everything becomes even more intense.
      Associations with Christmas.
    • Finish
      88 88
      In the finish then spicy, slightly dry, medium length. Becomes stronger with a little pepper and cardamom. Very tasty and well integrated alcohol.

  7. sagara-kun scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very nice well balanced Longrow with a strong personality.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Ah, it's young, but we have a nice balance between the big oily peat, and the meaty.
      Barbecue, bacon, cold ash, smoke. We have the total.
      Leather, very greasy wax paste.
      We have a little bit of sulfur, a match.
      Plum, berries, dark chocolate, liquorice. A little fleur de sel.
      Nice personality.
    • Taste
      88 88
      In the mouth it is very well integrated.
      A little rubber, sulfur, a match. I am very sensitive to it.
      A large lukewarm barley, short of malting.
      Always grilled meat and barbecue, with cold ash and fatty peat.
      A little citrus.
      Licorice, leather, chocolate, cloves, cinnamon.
      A little bit of camphor, tiger balm.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long finish on ashes, citrus zest, Christmas spices. Soft and comforting.

  8. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A delicious longrow that is more intense compared to most REDs but also hits the red fruits a little too much with smoke and heat.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Red fruits, lots of aromatic smoke, cooked strawberries, forest fruits, including a light warehouse muff, raspberry jam
    • Taste
      88 88
      Powerful start, immediately a lot of smoke, creamy and tangy at the same time, a lot of warmth and oak spice, with the second sip red fruits come through
    • Finish
      87 87
      The smoke and red fruits dominate, warming and long

  9. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A bit more peat and more caramel than the Longrow Red (compared it to the Pinot Noir and the Malbec obviously). At the same time it has these peculiar fresh notes in there which the Pinot Noir version of the Red also has to some extent.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Cherry, tonic, lime, caramel, peat and minerals. Later peach, but also more peat.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Peat, blueberry, kaki, mocha, caramel and lime. When it warms up the separate characteristics all come together very nicely.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Peat, caramel, gingerbread and blueberry.

  10. Fight65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful longrow wine barrel bottling as I love it!
    • Nose
      90 90
      Slightly sweet smoke, gummy bears, sweet panetone, red wine notes
    • Taste
      90 90
      IT: 90
      B: 90
      Full-bodied, pleasing smoke, strawberries and blackberries, slightly peppery, red wine barrel, nice and round
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium-length finish with great wine notes, slightly dry.


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