Longrow 15-year-old

Overall rating
87.58/100
votes
255
Whiskybase ID
WB203466
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Red
Bottled
04.02.2022
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
11yr BBrl+4yr Fresh NZ Pinot Noir Barriques
Number of bottles
9400
Strength
51.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Pinot Noir Cask Matured
Bottle code
22/20
Barcode
610854004873
Added on
30 jan 2022 11:37 pm by Dris
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

£ 267.51

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Whisky reviews for Longrow 15-year-old

45 users have left 48 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.58 points.

  1. Killswitch scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  2. Banzai scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  3. gaboruso scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. ThorstenH scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Drk Neknul scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    EYE/NOSE
    Is that a rosé wine? Well, what else can you expect from a 'Red'. Very chic, certainly looks like a lot of wine influence. Lots of freshness and vanilla sweetness on the nose. The special thing is that the aromas are very closely interwoven. I make a note of lemon curd for the fresh, lemony impressions. Such a really nice, heavy, sweet lemon cream. The alcohol is of course noticeable, but by no means unpleasant. Pushes but doesn't scratch. Instead, with some rest and concentration on the drink, it becomes flowery. Rose petals I would think. I perceive smoke in the nose as an accompanying rather than the main aroma, as I experience it more often with Longrow. A small wood fire in the distance and a touch of spicy smoked bacon. I don't have any sulfur here at first, but I do have earthy, moist Dunnage aromas. Not everything that looks dirty and 'edgy' has to be sulphurous.

    PALATE
    Our test sample is pleasantly strong and has a good afterglow. Smooth, full mouthfeel. Quite harmonious for a smoker. The same smoke is now more prominent on the palate and the malt is noticeably fruitier at the same time. Marinated plums from the grill. Dried cranberries, fully ripe red grapes, sweet heavy currant wine made from red and black berries. I am amazed at how the malt almost constantly keeps the great warmth in the mouth when you enjoy it. Typical Longrow. In the background I have smoked salt mixed with dark cocoa powder.

    FINISH/CONCLUSION
    long finish I note tobacco and some ash first. Sure, the smoke. Then the wine barrels prevail. First vinous-sweet, towards the end finally dry and mineral-calcareous, almost exemplary for a red wine storage. In the end, only the sweet-spicy smoke holds the fort, which meanwhile also transports a little iodine. Spices remain on the tongue, as well as tannic oak aromas and the lime of the wine. On the other hand, I am spared from unpleasant bitterness and sulfur influences until the end, the tongue seems uncoated.

    More notes and reviews on Facebook at: #Maltkanzlei.

  6. glenrob scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Gregorsky scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  8. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tasted at 'The Roll'
    Great composition. As is so often the case, smoke and red wine barrels harmonize perfectly with each other
    • Nose
      89 89
      Surprisingly little smoke, more on the warm side, BBQ. Dominant sweet and juicy cherries. In addition more red fruits, dates. Carnations and something maritime appear after rolling again. The distillery character can only be guessed at in the Nade. barrel-heavy. It keeps getting cuter. Tropical fruits, melon and coconut meat, with freshly lit logs. vanilla and cocoa.
      After 15 minutes some sulfur is added. But very subtle.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Very sweet on the tongue, similar to a Barbados rum. After the first sip, the smoke is a little clearer, again subtle sulphur. Oak pushes, very nutty, becomes a little astringent, the influence of European oak is noticeable. Alcohol pretty well integrated. A few herbs and spices, cloves, white pepper, nutmeg.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Bitter Almond, Warm Smoke, Spices, Smoked Salt. A little raisin and currant in the background. Cocoa. Here, too, the smoke remains comparatively subtle compared to other longrows.
      Tasty, but only medium presence and length.

  9. Gunooner scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

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

  10. Killswitch scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  11. JJKATED scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    nice dirty longrow
    but little bit disapointed
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  12. TomAndIngrid scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very tasty. Pretty dirty.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  13. geriud scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  14. Petitcham scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    At first, the smell of sulfur was very strong, but the aroma of longrow, such as cucumber and watermelon is rich after airing, and the flavor of the nuts unique to red wine cask was dominant, the body was softer than thought, rich peat and smoke

  15. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    I loved the previous edition, but I think this one is a bit disappointing. Although the nose is lovely, the palate and finish are too sweet at some points; the balance seems slightly off, making it too winey. Too bad, but unfortunately, this edition is not one for me.
    • Nose
      A little bit of smoke at first. Then tobacco leaves. Red berries and strawberries. Honey in the background. Smoked ham, followed by Rooibos tea.
    • Taste
      Oh, it’s very sweet and I have less peat smoke than in the nose. The wine notes have come more to the foreground. Sweet fruity tones of strawberries and a hint of blueberries. Cranberries too. There is this wine gum taste which is quite dominant. Followed by a touch of cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Mid-long to long with some smoke but mostly strawberries and wine gums.

  16. MarcinCh scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very dark, copper color. Oily whisky.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Notes of varnishes. Pretty spicy. Maybe some sulfur. Ashes. A little smoke. After a while, more sweets came out. Maybe some other fruit underneath. Orange peel. Red fruit. Cherries and red currants.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sweet. Red fruit. Smoke. Dessert chocolate with red fruits. Spices. White pepper. A little more dark berries come out with the second sip. Blueberries and blueberries.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Subtle smoke. A little ash, but rather sweet. Pretty oily. Herbal notes. Medium-long finish. The finish is sweeter with the second sip. Blueberries and blueberries appear.

  17. mattheww scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  18. W_W scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  19. woojin scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Nose: Pete, malty, wine, but I don't feel much red wine. I put it in a kopita and there is a kick. slightly difficult. The fit is modest. He's the main character, but he doesn't come together much.

    Palette: Light body. Acidity, malty, etc. Because it is a Pinot wine, the sweetness is very weak.

    Finish: Medium to short finish with a hint of wine and malty.

    Overall Review: It's easy to eat and the feet are crunchy. The wine character's feeling is not strong, but I think people will like this one.

    I remember that Msrp was around 100 euros, but by that standard, I was just drunk.

    The problem is that I paid more than 50 in total to get it, but the problem is that I have nothing to say about what kind of alcohol you can buy for less than 50 for this kind of money.

    The only complaint is the short finish.

    It smells better because I like wine, the more I smell it. It's difficult because there is a kick.

    + and the water makes it so sweet ;; this is it It is neither sugar nor oligosaccharide, and the pleasant sweetness that passes through the throat and disappears at the same time, and the finish is long.

    smile is built

  20. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  21. WantsWhisky scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  22. Sporx scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Aroma
    Some smoke, greasy, sweetish, chocolate

    taste
    Sweet, red fruit, maritime, smoky, creamy, some pepper

    finish
    Medium length, smoky, light wood spice

  23. PanAroma0815 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  24. Squinugie scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  25. Archer scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    So I saved this whisky for a Sunday morning, just to give it the due credit (why?) on my taste buds for a breakfast, and then something like that. To describe the nose as dignified would not do it justice, because it is simply boring. For me an almost frightening experience with a Longrow, especially with an edition of the Red series, whose editions I have always found very successful in recent years.
    Since the finish also leaves a lot to be desired, the good (only good, one should actually say) taste cannot have a significantly positive influence on the overall result.
    (To verify my taste buds, I poured myself another dram of the Longrow 11 2007/2019 Port Cask 57.8% (CA) shortly after this experience and can state to my reassurance that it is not my fault, because the Cadenhead's Longrow is his Still worth 90 points I gave him.)
    • Nose
      82 82
      Oh, what's that? Hardly any smoke, only very subtle sweetness that doesn't even tend towards red fruits - Longrow? Really now? Time in the glass doesn't help here either, because even after a while there is hardly anything except some leather and tobacco notes and a bit of blueberries.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Here we have more of a Longrow Red, as we were used to: greasy smoke, red currants, blackberries, raspberries, seasoned with chervil and tarragon, plus leather and dried tobacco leaves, dry oak planks and later juicy sultanas and dried apricots.
    • Finish
      82 82
      In the finish, which can just about be described as medium-long, dry and with tart, almost bitter herbs and spices. There is no longer a trace of the fruit, instead there is an emerging menthol note and a lot of dry wood.

  26. Boletus68 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    well balanced.

  27. Nikilema scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Taste
      Sour notes outweigh the red fruits, so unfortunately rather unbalanced

  28. dram-drinker scored this whisky 78 points Photo Moderator

    The sulphury notes are quite bad
    • Nose
      88 88
      Lot of red fruits, cloves, berries, red currant, vanilla, tobacco, hints of oak wood, sultanas, toffee, whiffs of leather and smoke, spices, pepper - not bad
    • Taste
      78 78
      Oily, creamy, nutty, subtle sweetness, more red fruits, some dried fruits, oak wood, leathery notes, quite some sulphur
    • Finish
      68 68
      Mediumlpomg, warm, spicy, more sulphur

  29. eselsim scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Great whisky but ridiculous aftermarket prices make it almost impossible to get. Well made whisky, everything is well integrated and handmade whisky
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  30. Funtik scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  31. MarcinCh scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very dark color. Very oily.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Minerality. Sulfur. All lined with red and dark berries. Blueberries. Smoke. Vanilla, caramel. Spices.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Smoke. Minerality. Ash. Red and black berries. Salt.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Red and black berries. Spices. Minerality. Salt. Sea breeze. Long finish. Smoke and ash.

  32. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Certainly full of personality, but especially in the late mouth and finish a touch of dirty grandpa. Don't regret the dram but certainly wouldn't need a bottle of this one - which btw is pretty low on peat for a Longrow. Not even a bottle for, say, 80 EUR, except maybe for swapping. You get my gist... to each their own. :-)

  33. Seeraubaer did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Would have liked to try it but can't find it at any retailer at normal starting price, I suspect these greedy retailers keep their allocated bottles and sell it on the secondary market at astronomical prices, depriving avid Springbank/Longrow drinkers who are not millionaires of this great stuff to enjoy. A shame!

  34. ClixMalt scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    8/10 - Great. Good buy for the RRP. - Wonderful dram.

  35. tancerz11111 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    88.5 points
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  36. rpvdwel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  37. Gregorsky scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      88,5
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  38. Acetate scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  39. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  40. Jimbeau scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  41. g2ther scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  42. MLE scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  43. thijs100 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Considering the heights of last year's 10-year-old refill Malbec, the new Longrow Red 15 Years Pinot Noir Cask is slightly disappointing.
    • Nose
      More gentle than you might expect, the earthy peat smoke plays a supporting role and is chaperoned by tobacco, damp leaves and bung cloth. There's some breakfast tea, as well as a sliver of smoked paprika powder and a few redcurrants and strawberry jam. We're off to a good start.
    • Taste
      An oily, almost sticky mouthfeel followed by earthy peat. It's winey for sure, much more than the nose suggests. There are jammy red fruits – mostly strawberry and a bit candy-esque. A tinge of struck matches, some ashy smoke and a faint salinity. Subtle spices too.
    • Finish
      Sticky, winey and sweet smoke. Long.

  44. kanpai79 scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

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

  45. HKWhiskyExplorer scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    S 7
    It's like eating a smoked ham appetiser. Very intriguing, but not like "drinking whisky", if that makes any sense at all.

    [78-82] Good buy when I've extra money to spend, most whisky stays within this band.

    N 26
    - Seaside peat smoke
    - Meaty
    - Summer fruit is hidden behind the smoke
    - Some old leather
    - With water, a touch more citrusy came through

    P 25
    - Very fruity, almost like confectionery sweetness
    - Moderately peated
    - Smoked streaky bacon
    - Chew it long enough, and the red fruit will return after the peat faded

    F 24
    - Long finish
    - Smoked meat lingering
    - Fruity

  46. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  47. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Leather, red fruits, toffee, smoked bacon, pepper, not very interesting but better than I expected, pretty much ok

  48. mcmsm scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    Not good at all, don't by this ????

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