- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 15 Mar 2011 1:58 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Longrow CV
18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.73 points
- Wonderful overall balance.
- Longrow CV is a really well composed whisky. It’s not shy, offering powerful full flavour, but everything feels like it’s in the right place and in the right quantities – some excellent cask selection and vatting going on here. Smoke is ever-present, coastal and mineral, but is tempered wonderfully by fruity sweetness to just the right level. Very tasty stuff and highly evocative of the distillery’s heavily peated style
Fruity, smoky and quite mineral. Commencing with a rich citrus vein, CV moves swiftly in coastal tinged rocks – shale, chalk and a touch of salinity. This is tempered by some juicy fruitiness in the form of stone fruits. Smoke is pungent, ashy and reminiscent of embers of a long burnt out fire. After a short period of resting, fruits intensify and bring along with them some underlying earthiness.
An excellent translation from nose to mouth – with additional sweetness along for the ride. Fruits, minerals and smoke are all still present and now joined by limes, grapefruit and some light touches of berries. The peat is quite drying now, sharp, tangy and earthy with a touch of medicinalness.
Medium to long, with lovely zesty citrus, drying smoke and touches of light sappy wood.
- Serge wrote:Longrow
CV (46%, OB, 2008)
Like the older Springbank CV, this
one is a vatting of various ages,
CV meaning Curriculum Vitae (and
not Chairman’s Vat). This
one will be bottled right this week
(tomorrow or the day after tomorrow
if I’m not mistaken). Colour:
straw. Nose: clean, pure and fresh
at first nosing. Smokier than expected,
with rather delicate hints of mint
and aniseed, then apple compote,
vanilla crème and fresh butter,
and finally whiffs of wet wool and
a little brown coal. Neither feinty
(at all), nor marked by any heavy
wood treatment, which sounds like
excellent news to our ears. Great
nose, peatier, more ‘Islay’
than previous recent bottlings.
very direct, very peaty and peppery,
with rather big citrusy notes at the
attack. Pepper and lemons plus a little
vanilla fudge, orangeade, dried ginger...
Gets peatier over time. Not exactly
a peat monster but quite – maybe
the peatiest Longrow I ever tried.
Finish: long, clean, peaty, peppery,
with added notes of bitter oranges
and a pinch of salt. Comment: it’s
amazing how a great spirit Longrow
can be when it’s not masked
by exuberant wood. We like this a
lot and shall buy bottles when it’s
out. SGP:347 – 89 points.
- Bottle is open for over a year now. This changed the spirit for the better. Wait for an hour after pouring it in your glass. It opens up into pure gold. Im in love with the slight tartiness of the nose. Too bad this isnt bottled anymore. Really like this stuff!
- Good one.
Sweet and peat, floral and fruity.
Fruity with grep, soil, smoke and saltiness.
Not very long but pleasant combination of peat and apple juice with a little bit of salt.
- When I first opened the bottle I was slightly disappointed. The taste of young spirit was a bit overwhelming. Now that the bottle is opened for a few months the whisky is much more balanced. I like it, like many more from Springbank, Hazelburn and Longrow.
- A potentially interesting whisky that makes me feel a bit young. It collapses literally with water, which is a shame because alcohol is still present.
Very powerful. Peaty, but without excess, developing an almost medicinal freshness (menthol, pastille valda) coated with a lot of sweetness (syrup of orgeat, candies with pine sap) and supported by the perfume of a good williamine. Some farm notes (dung) complete the picture. Interesting, but the whole lack of fade.
The attack is almost watery before regaining power. On the other hand, from the aromatic point of view, more expressiveness would be welcome. It seems young in the mouth, with a lot of pear brandy and always the fresh notes already detected on the nose.
Long, fresh, though somewhat spoiled by the taste of alcohol. We find the peat present on the nose.
- An elegant peatiness, nice vanilla, citrus, verbena... Was Port-Ellen really dismantled such a long time ago? Sure? Well... let's bet a little bill on one of its neigbours then. Caol Ila ? Bowmore ?
Tasted blind for whisky-distilleries.info WDTS:
Phenolic and rooty. Gentian root. Slightly fizzy. Seems quite youngish. Wooops! That's not my favourite profileâ€
Light and flowery attack. Then, the mouth speaks louder. Quite big despite the rather low ABV, and very satisfying thanks to the return of the stimulating citrusy notes. Verbena and lemongrass are back, along with a handful of lemon drops. A nice Bourbon cask, or so it seems. Gets even more complex with the intrusion of some liquorice flavoured gumdrops. And how smooth and fluid! It literally runs down your throat!
Fades away on some cold smoke and a discreet grassy bitterness.