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Longrow 15-year-old

Overall rating
87.67/100
votes
191
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

£ 288.12

144 × in wishlist

191 × member ratings

998 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Longrow 15-year-old

34 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.67 points

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  4. 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.

  5. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  6. 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

  7. ClixMalt scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  8. 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.

  9. Funtik scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  10. 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.

  11. tancerz11111 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  12. Gregorsky scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  13. kanpai79 scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

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

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. mattheww scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  17. W_W scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  18. 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

  19. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  20. WantsWhisky scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  21. 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

  22. PanAroma0815 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  23. Squinugie scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  24. Boletus68 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    well balanced.

  25. Nikilema scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  26. 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

  27. 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. :-)

  28. rpvdwel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  29. Acetate scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

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

  30. Jimbeau scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  31. g2ther scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  32. MLE scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  33. 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

  34. mcmsm scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

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

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