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Longrow 10-year-old

Overall rating
87.94/100
votes
337
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

€ 155.18

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Whisky Reviews for Longrow 10-year-old

57 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.94 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 87 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. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. maltman55 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

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

  8. 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

  9. kot1803 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  10. 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.

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