Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
15 Mar 2011 1:20 pm

Average value

€ 99.83

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157 × member ratings

313 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Longrow CV

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.76 points

  1. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Today I try another Longrow CV. Generally, not disappointed with any Longrow I've had the opportunity to have. This is from a session from a local festival which included this bottle as well as McDonald's Traditional Ben Nevis, Caol Ila 1998 for Feis Ile 2013, and Bowmore 1998 for Feis Ile 2017. Let's see how it tastes.

    Nose starts with mild peat smoke, then farmy damp earth, and lemon juice.

    Palate continues with light smoke, mild pepper, vanilla, honey, and lemon juice.

    Finishes with lemon zest, mild pepper, some cigar ash, and old campfire smoke.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. Dominique69 scored this whisky 87 points Moderator

    Wonderful overall balance.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. Macheye scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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

    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, with lovely zesty citrus, drying smoke and touches of light sappy wood.

  4. ThS scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    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.

  5. erikz scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    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!

  6. J.K.Ch scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Good one.
    • Nose
      Sweet and peat, floral and fruity.
    • Taste
      Fruity with grep, soil, smoke and saltiness.
    • Finish
      Not very long but pleasant combination of peat and apple juice with a little bit of salt.

  7. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. nathanyael scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. Mverhoog scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    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.

  10. Dede scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Long, fresh, though somewhat spoiled by the taste of alcohol. We find the peat present on the nose.


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