Longrow 21-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Release
Stated Age
21 years old
95% Sherry, 5% Bourbon
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
19 Nov 2020 7:02 pm by Dris

Average value

£ 226.63

40 × in wishlist

110 × member ratings

277 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Longrow 21-year-old

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.19 points

  1. InbhirNis scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Sampled tonight at the Good Spirits Co. virtual tasting.

    This is excellent - 90s across the board from me.

    The nose is really unusual, with loads of coal smoke (it really is like nosing a bag of anthracite) and dirty concrete.

    The coal translates into the palate, which is incredibly oily.

    And the continuity of flavour holds on into the finish, which delivers dusty smoke for a long time.

    A beautifully composed and coherent, old-school dram.

  2. dandan798 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Slightly smoky, has something of a cowshed, nutty, sour cherries, berries, dark spices, old wood, cloves, dark chocolate, some tobacco, citrus, herbs, light alcoholic mint
    • Taste
      91 91
      Berries, cherries, sherry, honey, spices, cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, fresh tobacco, some more cowshed (musty hay?), Citrus, dried apricot, tarragon, some smoke
    • Finish
      89 89
      Dry, wood and spices, strong, oily, some sherry fruit, sawdust, leather, walnut shells - long-lasting

  3. Yarema scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Closed and uninteresting nose without development. Distantly reminiscent of Springbank's rubbery shades.
    The taste is bitter and dry. Feeling of old shabby wood. The aftertaste is characterless and rather weak.
    It’s even somehow strange that it was bottled and sold. Precisely for this money it makes no sense to buy it.

    Nose - 21
    Taste - 22
    Finish - 21
    Balance - 22
    Rating - 86
    P.S. - Sober Attempt # 2 Breathing bottle is much better. But not a masterpiece. Everything is a little bit better ... 87 So if you drink it with a bottle, but not with samples...
    Nose - 21,5
    Taste - 22
    Finish - 21,5
    Balance - 22
    Rating - 87
    P.S. - Not a very sober attempt # 3. The breathable bottle enhances the aroma, but the base of the taste is missing somewhere. Again 86
    Nose - 21,5
    Taste - 21
    Finish - 21,5
    Balance - 22
    Rating - 86

  4. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Comparison between Longrow 21 (2019) and Longrow 21 (2020)

    In the nose, the fruits of the 2019 are more yellow and sometimes exotic. In 2020 they aren't exactly dark either, but they look tart overall.
    In addition, the 2019er has the typical longrow smoke, which is already relatively broken down. In addition, dirty notes from the Springbank distillery, a few herbs, as well as maritime and mineral impressions.
    The smoke at 2020 looks a bit stronger, darker and heavier. In addition, spices, tobacco and some herbs. Also dark wood tones and nuts.

    The 2019 is less fruity in the mouth than it is in the nose. Sweetness and wood notes come. Wood sugar. Not too sweet caramel. Plus the smoke. Then orange peel and grapefruit. It gets drier.
    The 2020 is again less tart than on the nose. The sherry notes have some acidic tones. I like the way. Then add the smoke and nuts. Towards the end there is slightly bitter oak and a little salt.

    Which do I find better now. Difficult. The 2019 is the lighter and more delicate of the two in comparison. The 2020 is therefore heartier.
    On the nose, I like the 2019 better. Somehow it looks more playful and not as dull as the 2020s.
    In the mouth I like the 2020s. It comes out fuller and fuller. The 2019 is a bit too flat for me.

    Both of them will no longer be price-performance winners, so buying a bottle is out of the question.

    I briefly poured myself the Longrow 18 (2017). Because of the composition, it is more in the direction of the 21er (2019). And the 18 doesn't have to hide from the 21. But on the contrary. The 18s look even stronger.

    So if there is another bottle from an older Longrow from the standard range, it will probably be an 18 again.

  5. JoshNRW scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Blender glass.
    I think it's really tasty and really good. But for a 21 year old Campletown at the price, something is missing. In particular, percentages and a ticking more width, but also depth. Still a very, very nice pleasure whisky.
    • Nose
      I like the nose in the Blenders very, very much. Exciting mixture of smoke, orange, a bit maritime.
      In any case, extremely round.
      I lack the depth and complexity a bit. It is so round and smells so delicious that I could smell it for hours, but unfortunately I could fall asleep with a satisfied grin.
      After 20 minutes a lot of the salt, maritime, sweet note of a very soft, but ripe Laga, without any lushness, whereby the smoke has taken a back seat.
    • Taste
      Wonderful profile, so soft and round, this mixture of mild, salty sweetness. Here again, the smoke is only very distant.
      It doesn't offer much and not in the face, but with time it does become a really strong malt.
    • Finish
      A bit of sweet, saltiness remains on the palate, but the finish is not really long for 21 years. With time in the glass, however, the finish becomes wider.

  6. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Mmh ... don't really convince me. The musty side predominates and the smoke has broken down too much.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Orange concentrate, bitter orange peel and zest, musty cowshed, musty peat notes, musty warehouse, slightly maritime, the smoke is rather weak
    • Taste
      86 86
      Very mild start, creamy, again orange notes, slightly bitter, gradually smoke comes up, chocolaty, even with time in the mouth very pleasant without a bite or dryness
    • Finish
      87 87
      Here again a musty cowshed at the beginning, slightly smoky orange notes stay creamy and spicy on the palate

  7. Dris scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  8. KonstUA scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nose 21.5, taste 21.5, finish 21.5, balance 21.5

  9. jvanopstal scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Impressive whisky
    • Nose
      84 84
      Oranges and chocolate with a slight amount of smoke
    • Taste
      83 83
      Slightly bitter and creamy with orange and a touch of smoke
    • Finish
      85 85
      Long and impressive

  10. Pie3k scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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


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