Longrow 2001

Overall rating
89.74/100
votes
101
Whiskybase ID
WB216492
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Society Bottling
Vintage
10.2001
Bottled
08.2022
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
6x Refill Bourbon Barrels
Number of bottles
1488
Strength
47.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
22/158
Added on
26 aug 2022 6:40 pm by Dris
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

£ 454.55

55 × in wishlist

101 × member ratings

384 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Longrow 2001

22 users have left 23 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.74 points.

  1. glenrob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    This Longrow is very mild and a wonderful combination of fruity sweetness and delicate peat. This whisky is really quaffable and definitely worth a shot.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Green fruits, sweet pear, vanilla, citrus notes, a hint of peat, leather, tobacco leaves
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sweet fruitiness, honey melon, grapes, pleasantly integrated peat
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, fruity, oak, peat

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  3. Islaysmoke scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A great long row. Prices that should be called for the whisky but not paid....
    • Nose
      89 89
      Sweet. Light fruity with acidic notes. peat and vanilla.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Sweet notes, lots of fruit, light fruit. Peaty and earthy. Vanilla is also on the palate.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Finish is long and dry. Smoky, fruit with oak spice.

  4. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  5. SRB scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  6. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Canned fruit is also healthy.
    Tasty, but too high-end tasty I lack a certain creaminess, which I think you can expect after 20 years of maturation.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Mineral and slightly smoky, grapefruit juice, tangerines, multivitamin effervescent tablet - for its 20-year-old, it's already on the gas. The mineral notes pick up speed even further, as does the effervescent tablet. Spicy honey, vanilla, pineapple juice mixes with the grapefruit, sweet quince jelly.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Soft start with the sparkling multivitamin effervescent tablet, grapefruit, pineapple and tangerines. It may sound tropical, but due to the emerging mineral note it is not in the true sense, the fruit aroma tends more in the direction of canned fruit. Very slightly smoky, wood shavings, honey.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium long and therefore shorter than expected, slightly dry, mineral, smoky, the artificial fruit sweetness fades very slowly.

  8. GIORGOS scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Soderberg scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Kalamadei scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Finally had the chance to taste it, unfortunately adding new cask made it a bit weaker but still it is a solid product.

  11. DocF scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Compared to the better Longrow 18 and what you could get on UA, this one is more rustic and lacks that "floating", oily, green soot note, the smoke is more Islay-oriented. Tasty whisky, but I like the above better - cask strength doesn't have to.

  12. Killswitch scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  13. Sith 45 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  14. Banzai scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  15. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  16. Gregorsky scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  17. Maltkanzlei scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    EYE/NOSE
    Pale gold. Long spider legs form at the edge of the glass. It looks great, how viscous and oily the Longrow already looks. In the nose then initially fruity freshness. Almost amazing for two decades of maturation. Local fruits such as sweet apples, fully ripe pears and glazed grapes meet kiwis and fresh lime juice. In the background, the almost inevitable vanilla. Only then does the intense smoke that is so typical of the twice-distilled malt flow into the nose. It is present, but more restrained than one might have guessed. Very exciting for such a formal heavy smoker. 'Tobacco-like' I make a note. A blend of the scent of large tobacco leaves just arranged to roll a cigar and sweet, burning pipe tobacco. The pipe tobacco has an intense, spicy and dense nose. Since I can still hear a hint of vanilla, the scent is reminiscent of flavored tobaccos as known from Denmark. If you concentrate and let the Longrow take the stage a little longer, you will notice the smoky/peaty elements more clearly than the fruit. Leathery nuances complete the previous impressions. Very exciting aroma potpourri, I have to say. Can the taste live up to it?

    PALATE
    To put it bluntly, he can! Even the velvety mouthfeel is exactly my thing. The malt literally lines the mouth. You almost want to chew it, it's so pleasant. Great texture! Sweet fruitiness again, albeit slightly different. Galia melons and white grape juice. The smoke is perfectly integrated. A rich, luscious taste that doesn't appear super complex or elegant, but convinces with its straightforwardness and the intensity of the individual aromas. Incidentally, the desire for more alcohol never arises.

    FINISH/CONCLUSION
    The long, fruity aftertaste - caused by the smoke - is the icing on the cake of an extremely successful, delicious whisky. Smoky, sweetish apple compote determines the final impressions. Towards the end, everything flows into tart, woody notes. Well, two decades in the oak leave their mark. If you compare it directly with the Undisclosed Laphroaig 31yo from the Thompson Bros., which I recently tasted (Maltkanzlei #393), the Society Longrow seems a bit like the little brother of the exceptional Laphis. Very similar in profile, but less pronounced in the individual components and a little less perfect than the Laphroaig. criticism at a high level. One of those particularly fruity Longrows that I like so much.

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  18. jay83 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Great subtly complex Campbeltown character. Wonderfully warming and oily mouthfeel. Fine iodine and coastal aromas, malty, local pome fruit, gooseberries, some lemongrass, lemon drops, mead and a subtle tart touch of woodcut and white pepper.

  19. chichibufan scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Outstanding LONGROW, with it's unique dirty, slightly peated flavours, it belongs to the top range of my recently tasted Campbeltown released this year. Blindly tasted, it reminded me to a very dirty Springbank somehow, so there is the typical DNA of this whisky region to find. It's perfectly diluted and I don't recommend any more water here. But give it at least 15-20 minutes in the glas and a perfect room temperature... it looses much of it's complexity when drank too fast or too cold. This bottle will obviously not last very long.

  20. bakerman scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Tried this during my time at Springbank whisky school. The last bottle from the bottling had been below 700ml so was available to taste. With a month passed I remeber it to be sweet, fruity, peaty and with some medicinal/ bandages flavors. I liked it a lot!

  21. OJK scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very powerful peat on the nose, which proves to be deceiving as on the palate there is a more subtle, mineral and farmy character, with quite a thin body comparative to the age and what we've come to expect from the Springbank distillate. Therefore two very different profiles within the same whisky from the nose to the palate (which carries through smoothly to the finish), and while entertaining it is not as harmonious as one might expect. Still delicious, whichever of the two profiles you prefer.

  22. Tauti did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Something is weird about the outturn:

    - 1488 bottles = 1042 L
    - With 6 barrels (nominal volume 200 L) this makes 174 L / barrel
    - So only 13% Angels Share for 20 years

    If the Springbank Spirit is barreled with 63.5% abv, we have 127 L pure alcohol/barrel (63.5% of 200L).
    With the matured average barrel of bottling, we still have around 83 L of pure alcohol in the barrel (47.9% of 174 L).
    If we neglect the volume contraction, we lost 44 L/barrel in terms of pure alcohol.
    According to the first calculation, however, only 26 L/barrel went away in total.

    Am I already too drunk and do the math wrong and if so, can someone explain my mistake?

  23. Community Manager did not rate this whisky Community Manager

    To all who feel the need to manipulate scores on this bottle page:

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  24. Kalamadei scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    I have drunk the version during the festival, which was promised to be bottled at 21yo 47,2%.somehow i believe another 20yo cask was vatted to make over 1.4k bottles and I am not sure how good is the actual product. The one we had was definitely one of the best bourbon modern Longrows I had with the 91 score minimum.
    Btw. How you flip the bottles even not having them?

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