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Longrow 10-year-old

Overall rating
87.91/100
votes
396
Whiskybase ID
WB193735
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Red
Bottled
01.12.2020
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrels +3yr Refill Malbec Barriques
Number of bottles
10000
Strength
52.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
01.12.20 20/187
Barcode
610854001414
Added on
18 oct 2021 10:49 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 283.26

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Whisky Reviews for Longrow 10-year-old

73 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.91 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Once a year it's red time - has there ever been a real loss? In any case, I can't remember any of them. Smoke and fruit in perfect harmony, for me a flawless 90s.
    • Nose
      With a tasty mixture of warm smoke, mild spices and red fruits, the nose is immediately very inviting. Blackberries, blueberries, strawberry jam, clouded with a delicate smoky note. From a distance, a little Fassmoder greets you, but he blends in perfectly. Freshly ground pepper, clove powder, thyme.
    • Taste
      Strong start, ensures a nice creamy feeling on the tongue at the beginning. Sweet, but not too sweet, fruit mix made from strawberries, rhubarb, raspberries and blackberries. At first one could get the impression that the fruit notes played in a candy-like manner (is someone waving a glazed apple?), But the smoky note that is very present on the palate ensures that the fruit does not drift off. Pepper, nutmeg, and thyme do their part, while dark chocolate and coffee beans add depth.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, slightly dry. The smoky note has formed and takes over the leadership, chasing the fruits across the yard as recruits. Amazing that there is still some of the initial creaminess left.

  2. erwinnlim scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The Malbec casks have certainly left their mark on this whisky, bringing dark red fruits and oak tannins while still retaining some classic Campbeltown character. Springbank definitely made the right choice batting together refill casks as first-fill casks for such a long finish may well have overpowered the base spirit. Value (£57) : 9/10
    • Nose
      The nose is the star of the show for me. I get almost like a cherry liquorice initially. Developing into rhubarb jam and yellow plums. Butterscotch and molasses. Vanilla spongecake with a syrupy strawberry reduction. Classic heavy Springbank spirit with a dry, earthy peat smoke in the background. Wet rocks and sand by the beach. White pepper spice with cardamom and ginger. Now cherry linctus. This is one where I can easily nose for an hour as it's that complex and balanced.
    • Taste
      Oily in texture. The initial palate is jammy red fruits and sweet fudge. Fresh red apples. More vanilla biscuits and cherries. Grapefruit peel. Ginger spice hits. A touch of bitter dark chocolate that develops into more oak tannin led flavours. Overbrewed tea and tobacco leaves. A slight note of salty iodine. Some cocoa nibs and coffee beans. Quite drying.
    • Finish
      Medium in length. Continuing on from the development it retains that tannin-heavy influence from the Malbec casks. More coffee and tobacco with some fresh leather now as well. Once that drying sensation subsides, the maritime salty sea air becomes much more prominent with a lingering ashy smoke.

  3. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Hmm, so far for me one of the weaker Longrow Reds, somehow there is nothing that really captures me completely, no missing notes and of course well drinkable, but for 100+ € I don't need a bottle.
    • Nose
      At first a bit pungent on the nose, then red berries come through, slightly sweetness, raspberry, very little smoke, slightly waxy, waffle, after a while it is more pleasant on the nose, chocolate, dirty, it is a real longrow, could also bring some sulfur, also tobacco
    • Taste
      Oily, raspberry, sour, here medium smoke, caramel, vanilla, dark, creamy, but somehow it doesn't ignite properly
    • Finish
      ashy smoke, apple, fruit bowl, creamy, the mouth is slightly covered, a little mint

  4. thijs100 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A home run by Springbank, I feel the fact that these Malbec casks are actually refills is key to the wonderful balance.
    • Nose
      Lots of minerals and gentle earthy peat smoke, accompanied by bung cloth, blackberries en strawberries. This noses way beyond its years. Lots of tobacco, smoked wood chips and gentle notes of milk chocolate. A touch of rhubarb and cinnamon too.
    • Taste
      Fantastic oily mouthfeel with some lovely citrus (grapefruit) and tropical notes, as as well as jammy red fruits. Of course, there's smoke and a bit of ash. It wouldn't have been Longrow otherwise, but it is in perfect balance with all other elements. Lovely salinity and a pinch of pepper too.
    • Finish
      Somewhat drying, but a nice minerality, as well as wood smoke. Lingering orange peel.

  5. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Really good! Only 10 years old but what a nice thick mouthfeel and great balance. This is the textbook example of how red wine barrels can actually add something without it becoming overpowering.
    • Nose
      Red berries, blackberries and sweet strawberries, almost candy-like. Quickly followed by a whiff of peat. Then I get a candy that reminds me of my childhood. They look like pears (a red fruity candy with sugar on it, who knows the name of this candy?). Then minerals and a touch of lemon. A farmyard smell and later also vanilla.
    • Taste
      Milk chocolate. Followed by all those berries again, but instead of the red berries, I now have raspberries. Lemons again too. And a little bit of smoke and a hint of pepper.
    • Finish
      Mid-long to long and a bit drying. The Peat is more pronounced here. Milk chocolate. Oranges and it’s slightly peppery.

  6. Petrenko scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Sweet peat, wine notes, berry liqueur, wet wine cellar. Cool salinity on the palate. The fortress is comfortable. It is recommended to drink large quantities on winter evenings)
    22/22/22/22

  7. Jackson05 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I appreciate springbank wine casks over their sherry casks. These longrow reds are always pretty enjoyable. Another good example.

  8. maltman55 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    21 22 21 21 85 - winter testing
    22 22 22 22 88 - summer testing

    the first nose disappointed, but after standing the aroma evened out, tasty berry and wine, a good story to drink!
    In summer, in warm weather, it seemed even better, it happens)

  10. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Today I'm trying this Longrow which was part of a virtual tasting session with Springbank. This sample was at 56.7%ABV. Let's see how it tastes.

    Nose begins with stewed red fruits, oak tannins, wet cardboard, light smoke, vegetal notes, perhaps some cinnamon in background.

    Palate gives red fruits, smoke, salt, sugar cinnamon.

    Finish has more red fruits, cinnamon, baking spices, and some salt to dry the moderate finish.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  11. Rien scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  12. Dris scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  13. Nikilema scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  14. ClixMalt scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  15. BunnaMan scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Blind tasting
    Nose
    Sweet smoke and some peat. Sweet mash. Estery sweet banana and ripe red apples. With water also some mash.

    Taste
    Needs some water, sweet vanilla smoke with sweet grapes, honey.
    With water the peat comes through more.

    Finish
    Sweet smoke vanilla. No bitterness. a hint of grapes.

  16. DannyDram scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Gentle peat smoke, buttery, fruity, citric, oranges, dates, slightly mineral. Balanced, vanilla sweetness, warming, somewhat drying, good intensity, good structure, could have had a bit more depth.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  17. Макс scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  18. d1scostu scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  19. DimiIkon scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Tasting: February 2022
    • Nose
      Mash, leather, a sweet smoke, red apples.
    • Taste
      Pepper, much more smoke, banana, sweetness of fruits, honey, overripe apples, but above all smoke.
    • Finish
      Medium, smoke and pepper, grapes, vanilla and a little peat.

  20. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  21. serejja scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Fresh, malty, fruity and dry. Salty, peppery, a bit of smoke. Creamy, candies somewhere in the back, hints of mint
    • Taste
      88 88
      Spicy, pepper, red fruit, salt, subtle smoke. Not so malty in the taste, and seems overall less interesting than the nose. A bit disappointed, but very decent anyway
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long. Lots of red fruit, salty, a bit of smoke and ground. Dry as you could expect

  22. besar scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  23. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Thick, viscous liquor on candied cherry, amarena, cranberries. Cooked, fermented wine. Cough syrup. With the addition of water, it becomes woody, amber, with an ounce of smoke. Red fruits, currant, blackcurrant, blackberries. A good toast of soot. It is slightly sulfur. Tannins, cinnamon.
    On the palate, it's very pleasant, raspberry, cherry, tamarind, then spices, pepper, cumin, paprika, it's warm, a pinch of nutmeg, black bark, humus. It's a bit greedy, on the jam filling, the donut. Even in the finish it overflows with red fruits, quite long, a little too much on blackcurrant and strawberry ice cream. Nutmeg again, it's almost bitter. Tinder wood.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2022/02/longrow-red-10-yo-2020.html
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  24. Cecilie82 scored this whisky 79 points Newbie

  25. ziggy1104 scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    Came in 2nd place in the tasting among 14 participants in the whisky club behind the Signatory bottling of a Whilaw (Highland Park) No. 10 of 13 from the War Of Peat series at Whic.de.! Rated just a tad lower for complexity and overall appearance. But maybe it was also due to the unfulfilled expectation that you are dealing with a much smokier representative of its kind. Nevertheless highly recommended.

  26. Gous scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  27. kot1803 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  28. penumbra scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The less recommended one in the Red series
    • Nose
      Sour and refreshing, boiled egg yolk, grape barrel style is obvious, sulfur and tannins are slightly stimulating, very fruity, blueberry jam, citrus, red berries, medium sweetness. The farmhouse style is not dominant, with a little grass, peat is soft and dull, tar, stove ash, pepper, licorice, and chocolate and woody aromas at the end.
    • Taste
      The body, flavor and peat are all a bit irritating, the barrel is slightly extreme, with a bitter burnt wood flavor, 100% dark, amazing acidity, fruity direction, sweetness is low and not too rich, red apple skin, grape skin , Tannins, peel essential oils, slightly salty, tofu, fireworks, with a signature oily feel.

      Strong, good fat, low sweetness, slightly sour, with tannins, astringency, obvious bitterness, no pungency, slight irritation, no alcohol.
    • Finish
      Long-term, bitter, charcoal, fruit, licorice.

  29. praisethepasta scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This is indeed a big whisky, but it’ s by no means an overweight, brainless bully aiming to slap you around a bit. Instead it’s layered and nuanced. Complex too, but never difficult: it has a lot to offer, but doesn’t do it all at once. It’s like all the notes are politely waiting in queue to present themselves, but are cheeky enough to switch places every time you come back to it. This is so well integrated and sophisticated in the way it presents itself. Wonderful stuff!
    • Nose
      90 90
      rich on red fruit, yet very well integrated with the peat. Not so big on smoke, but it has that meaty-nutty savoury note you’d come to expect (and demand?) from any self-respecting Springbank expression. Give it some time and a fruity sweetness takes centre stage (red apples and toffee apples, strawberry, berries and even something like plums) with some caramelized sugar and an oily sensation, which lead into a sweet musky note. A drop of water accentuates the musky funk driven by some overripe fruit. Already this is a crash course in ‘how to wine cask mature your whisky’.
    • Taste
      90 90
      I always love it when a whisky takes you on a journey and it’s no different here, as the palate takes me by surprise. Meaty and savoury upfront, quite the revers from the nose. Only then the red wine and overripe fruit notes roll in with a nutty undertone of chestnut and walnut. You’d figure this might be big and bold, but – despite this being a rich and busy whisky - the mouthfeel isn’t overly full and a bit dry. The peat again takes a step back as mid palate a peppery note demands my attention. But as on the nose, when given time the order and ‘fierceness’ in which the notes come and go change and develop, before it finally settles as a very fruit-driven dram. But! The drop of water again alters things as it accentuates the savoury and peaty notes.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, drying and slightly peppery - spicy with an earthy peaty note .

  30. praisethepasta scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This is indeed a big whisky, but it’ s by no means an overweight, brainless bully aiming to slap you around a bit. Instead it’s layered and nuanced. Complex too, but never difficult: it has a lot to offer, but doesn’t do it all at once. It’s like all the notes are politely waiting in queue to present themselves, but are cheeky enough to switch places every time you come back to it. This is so well integrated and sophisticated in the way it presents itself. Wonderful stuff!
    • Nose
      rich on red fruit, yet very well integrated with the peat. Not so big on smoke, but it has that meaty-nutty savoury note you’d come to expect (and demand?) from any self-respecting Springbank expression. Give it some time and a fruity sweetness takes centre stage (red apples and toffee apples, strawberry, berries and even something like plums) with some caramelized sugar and an oily sensation, which lead into a sweet musky note. A drop of water accentuates the musky funk driven by some overripe fruit. Already this is a crash course in ‘how to wine cask mature your whisky’.
    • Taste
      I always love it when a whisky takes you on a journey and it’s no different here, as the palate takes me by surprise. Meaty and savoury upfront, quite the revers from the nose. Only then the red wine and overripe fruit notes roll in with a nutty undertone of chestnut and walnut. You’d figure this might be big and bold, but – despite this being a rich and busy whisky - the mouthfeel isn’t overly full and a bit dry. The peat again takes a step back as mid palate a peppery note demands my attention. But as on the nose, when given time the order and ‘fierceness’ in which the notes come and go change and develop, before it finally settles as a very fruit-driven dram. But! The drop of water again alters things as it accentuates the savoury and peaty notes.
    • Finish
      long, drying and slightly spicy on pepper with an earthy peaty note .

  31. Othorion scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Red berries, subtle campfire smoke, some milk chocolate, a little cinnamon, oily and a little ashy in the mouth, with black pepper. Rather short and quite sharp finish. Already good for a 10 year old, but not nearly as good as many of the others!
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  32. spigray scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
      winey right from the start, peat, ashes and soot, all on top of this kind of sour fruit which I never could identify. Like a mash of sour ,rotten cherries and apple compote served in an ashtray. Hmm, not quite sure if this is my cup of tea.
      I always loved Longrow but this one lacks a bit of harmony, if one can talk of harmony when it comes to Longrow.
      So, of course, this is not a bad nose at all but for me the mass of fruit does not go together with the dirt.
    • Taste
      90 90
      On the palate it works better. A little sharp, but it´s narrower than I expected, much cleaner. The fruits are fresher than on the tongue, mildly sweet. There´s a hint of ground coffee which I did not nget on the nose.
    • Finish
      88 88
      medium to long, still rather fruity and slowly drying.

  33. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  34. Blacksheep79 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  35. dapoinbua scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  36. Julia E S scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Hot raspberries mixed with hot changes underlaid with a nice citrus freshness. The smoke, a small wood fire by the sea, mineral notes of mussel shells, slightly salty with some laurel, mint and something earthy like an autumn forest floor and umami.

    The taste is even more expressive than on the nose. Hot raspberry and sour cherry mix with a splash of lemon juice, but also pear juice, oranges. The smoke is sooty, mineral, maritime as in the nose. In addition, intense umami notes of soy sauce, meat bouillon, red meat. A little pepper is added to the bay leaves and mint and I also noted chestnut honey.

    The finish is long, especially mineral and maritime, but the fruity and meaty notes also linger subtle.

    What can I say, my first Longrow Red and I'm really excited. The alcohol is perfectly integrated, can be drunk like 46% percent and the abundance of flavors is simply brilliant.
    .

  37. Ebbe11 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  38. nhuber scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Not sure this works well with the malbec...

  39. praisethepasta scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    layered and nuanced. Complex too, but never difficult: it has a lot to offer, but doesn’t do it all at once. It’s like all the notes are politely waiting in queue to present themselves, but are cheeky enough to switch places every time you come back to it. This is so well integrated and sophisticated in the way it presents itself.
    • Nose
      rich on red fruit, yet very well integrated with the peat. Not so big on smoke, but it has that meaty-nutty savoury note you’d come to expect (and demand?) from any self-respecting Springbank expression. Give it some time and a fruity sweetness takes centre stage (red apples and toffee apples, strawberry, berries and even something like plums) with some caramelized sugar and an oily sensation, which lead into a sweet musky note. A drop of water accentuates the musky funk driven by some overripe fruit. Already this is a crash course in ‘how to wine cask mature your whisky’.
    • Taste
      Meaty and savoury upfront, quite the revers from the nose. Only then the red wine and overripe fruit notes roll in with a nutty undertone of chestnut and walnut. You’d figure this might be big and bold, but – despite this being a rich and busy whisky - the mouthfeel isn’t overly full and a bit dry. The peat again takes a step back as mid palate a peppery note demands my attention. But as on the nose, when given time the order and ‘fierceness’ in which the notes come and go change and develop, before it finally settles as a very fruit-driven dram. But! The drop of water again alters things as it accentuates the savoury and peaty notes.
    • Finish
      rather long, drying and slightly spicy on pepper with an earthy peaty note

  40. McMoulis scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  41. OJK scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Sour gooseberry and rhubarb on the nose, with cherry smoke and tangerine ash. Oily palate with salted blackberries, peanut brittle and sweet ash. Vanilla cream and smoke on the finish with honeyed black pepper and strawberry jam.

  42. STL scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  43. Squinugie scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  44. Yarema scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    It is a rare case when the wine finish did not spoil the taste. Although wine tones predominate in aroma and taste. Freshly brewed strawberry jam slips everywhere (as in many wines from the Loire Valley), and only at the finish line comes whisky - Springbank-style eraser. The more you drink, the more you want ...
    Nose - 22
    Taste - 22
    Finish - 22
    Balance - 22
    Rating - 88

  45. TsDKKKKs scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

  46. Vagmanou scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  47. valasios scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  48. jazzvilly scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

  49. g2ther scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  50. whiskytornado scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  51. JimvanVeen scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  52. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Chic longrow, which quite disappointed me at first (in terms of aroma). Still a stunner in terms of taste, and after a while the aroma became much better and more balanced. He saved himself from the initial disappointment with the great taste.

    Overall, one of the weaker Longrows (I liked the predecessor from the Chilean Cab. Sauv. Barrel better), nonetheless an exciting and really tasty bottling.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Very creamy with fresh, light garden fruits, vanilla cream and honey candy, some cotton candy and sweet cocoa. Smoke is almost imperceptible. The alcohol is also very well incorporated. Colorful gummy bears marinated in schnapps and creamy red fruits (strawberry and very sweet raspberry) with a little cream cheese. Slightly burned tire / rubber.

      Quite a weird and weird nose. But it's fun.

      Edit: After the first try, the aroma becomes more balanced, not so crazy anymore. A nice, slightly sugary sweetness moves into the foreground and combines with fresh red fruits and burnt wood.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Very creamy and oily with great red fruits! Strawberry and candied apple. In addition, some liquorice and slightly tart chocolate. The alcohol is nicely integrated and, together with the wood, ensures a pleasant and delicately tingling flavor. Also extremely oily again with the second and third sip, with a great sweetness that is reminiscent of liquid sugar. In addition, the intense red fruit notes. Like a dessert that is served next to a slightly warm piece of charcoal.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Voluminous, relatively oily and nice and sweet. Wonderful transition with a very delicate smoky note, which I would rather describe as burned or charred wood. Then the red fruits show up again, every now and then a delicate sweetness flashes and the charred wood sticks to the palate for a long time. Great!

  53. Maltimizer scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
      Mild campfire smoke, slightly spicy, strawberries and rhubarb, black pepper, cookie dough, no sharpness in the nose!
    • Taste
      90 90
      Oily and strong, strawberries and rhubarb, some menthol and pepper, smoke increasingly strong, fruits therefore move into the background, mocha and unprocessed cocoa, oak spice clearly
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long and somewhat dry, smoke stays long, very mouth-filling, fruit sweetness no longer noticeable

  54. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Red fruits with a subtle smoky touch, over a pretty powerful layer. Very pleasant whisky.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Fruity, red fruits, with a smoky touch. Plums, berroes, leather, wood smoke, bonfire. Some alcohol punch. Chocolate.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Pretty powerful, red fruits, berries, pepper, far away some smoky edge. Chocolate, plums.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Still pretty some power, a smoky touch with red fruitiness, berries, pretty long. Drying mouthfeel. Some chocolate again.

  55. MLE scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  56. RedBandit74 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      a little vanilla, a little smoke, later a little Rabarbar, a little sweetness
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweetness, vanilla, smoke, creamy
    • Finish
      85 85
      Spiciness, dry, oak, the sweetness fades, some smoke, tobacco

  57. mema82 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  58. geriud scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  59. dandan798 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Subtle smoke, fruity, sweet, mirabelle plums, strawberries, cherries, some wine notes, spices, vanilla, cinnamon?, A little clove or black pepper, a few herbs, a little fresh sea air with a little lemon
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sweet and fruity, yellow fruits, grapes, spices, vanilla, cinnamon, herbs, tannins, has something of the forest, some citrus, delicate smoke, berries, strawberries with a little cream
    • Finish
      88 88
      Oily, vanilla, barrel, red fruits, spices, a bit tart, green apple, becoming dry, a little salt - quite long

  60. Mister 77 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    What a Nose. And Redwine again, I am starting to like those Barique Cask Whiskies. If the Mouth would be a little bit closer to Nose and finish this would easily rank above 90 in my books. so we are a little below.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Wow, starts of with tons of Strawberry Cream Sweets, Wine Notes are noticeable in the Background but not that strong, but you already have some dark and dry Wood on the Heavy Tannin side, Honey-BBQ on a slowly fading campfire comes to mind, Bacon, juniper and ingwer when it comes to spice, and at every corner the Campletown Style comes around, a real winner and very complex
    • Taste
      85 85
      The Mouth unfortunately lets down a bit, the Tanins and Oak notes dominate, but in a way that makes smoke just barely noticeable, also the Strawberry sweets have vanished now
    • Finish
      91 91
      The Finish is very conciliatory then, dry and earthy, the peat is back with a bang, red Fruits from the Wine Cask in the middle and again this Strawberry Cream Sweetness before very slowly fading away . Magic again.

  61. DramTimeDE scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

  62. Kaleva scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A rather excellent whisky. Very fruity, superbly balanced, with a good portion of minerality and smoke. Easy going on its full strength but requires some time for opening up. It also gives the overall impression of more mature whisky than it is in real. The original price is quite high but the quality matches it imho.
    • Nose
      Sweet, a lot of orchard berries (strawberries, blackberries, blueberries), some winey and waxy notes, burnt caramel, spices (white pepper, cinnamon), dry tobacco. Then it becomes mineral (chalk, wet stones and sand) and uncovers dry earthy background smoke. Water amplifies smoke and adds some fresh herbal notes.
    • Taste
      Tad spicy and astringent, slightly sweet with berry mix, creamy shortbreads, caramelized orange zest, dark chocolate, tad salty earthiness. With water becomes more mineral and ashy.
    • Finish
      Medium long, slightly drying, nutty, creamy, sweetish with light ashy earthiness.

  63. Glenladdie scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  64. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  65. claymore84 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 04-04-2021.

  66. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    It's okay. With some Reds, I sometimes had the feeling that the barrel influence seemed a bit artificial. I don't have that here. Good mix of spice, fruit, sweetness and the longrow character. You can leave it like that.
    • Nose
      Raspberry jam with lemon. Strawberries and a few blueberries. Mineral notes. Bit of a damp wine cellar. Some tobacco. A pinch of nutmeg. In addition, a relatively subtle longrow smoke. Very briefly about rubber.
    • Taste
      Pretty powerful. It tingles a little, but at the same time sweet and oily. Fruity cream candies. Raspberry wine gum. Blood orange. The dirty notes of Springbank with the smoke. Now it gets a bit peppery.
    • Finish
      Fruit acid. A bit of sharpness is still there. Getting drier. The smoke also becomes drier.

  67. Danlow scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The first Longrow Red of my career as a connoisseur. He had to try it now, despite the painful 119 euros for a large bottle including a 5cl sample.
    What can I say!? In terms of taste, it easily reaches the threshold of 89 points and I've already spent more money for it, but then for significantly more years of barrel maturation.
    I have to deduct a point from the PLV if you want to spend more than 100 thalers for this and want to hear my sober opinion on this, otherwise I would give an unreserved purchase recommendation - from 89 points. You can absolutely pay up to 100 mosquitoes for this, but honestly I don't regret the 119 because it was something different. I still cannot answer today whether I will open the main bottle.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  68. gaboruso scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  69. Schafranek scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  70. Bergdoktor scored this whisky 98 points Newbie

    For me one of the best whiskys I've drunk so far. It convinces with its complexity and surprises me because it goes from complete sweetness to beautiful peatiness. He has a great mouthfeel and just over 50% are super involved.
    • Nose
      Sugared rhubarb, grasses, sweet malt notes, hay, oak in the background, dull, dry feeling in the nose, banana peel, sherry, dark fruit compote, take-2 candies, light nutmeg, rum raisins, cinnamon, dextrose. Just great!
    • Taste
      Sweet spice, gradually becoming sweeter, spicier, oak, herbaceous notes pave the way forwards, more and more development to ash. Complex!
    • Finish
      It starts here as it left off in the mouth. Ash dominates the mouthfeel at first, charred wood, smoke, and sweetness are noticeable in the background. It comes more and more to the fore. Glucose, meringue, caramel candies. A long-lasting and complex finish. I've rarely seen it like this ... just a great part!

  71. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Despite the refill, clear wine influence, red berries, nutty, creamy sweet, hardly any smoke. Tobacco in your mouth! Very successful this year!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  72. sarthur71 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Good whisky, but the influence of red wine is way too big. A sharp, sharp finish spoils the whole experience.
    • Nose
      87 87
      peaty, but very noticeable note of red wine; cherry jam, vanilla, spices
    • Taste
      86 86
      creamy sweet, less smoky than expected in aroma, very cherry, even more spicy
    • Finish
      84 84
      short and quickly tarnished, leaving a faint cherry flavor; spicy and rather baking

  73. toklian scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N21 P22 F21 B21

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