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Longrow 14-year-old Cask Strength

Overall rating
86.80/100
votes
47
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Heavily Peated
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Refill Bourbon Cask
Strength
56.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
The Nectar
Added on
28 May 2011 8:13 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 180,00

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Whisky Reviews for Longrow 14-year-old Cask Strength

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.80 points

  1. darren918jp scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    This may be "heavily peated", but it is a refreshingly fruity Longrow with nice woodspice giving it depth and a bit of complexity. 

    It is not a peat beast like the SMWS 114.5, for example, which, though more one-dimensional, does have a pronounced smokey/peaty flavor profile. 

  2. Dede scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A whisky well done, but the particular profile will not please everyone. If you like Gin, go for it!
    • Nose
      The first nose is a little aggressive. Past this impression, we are dealing with a dry whisky, austere but expressive. Cocktail Margarita, a little iodine, minerality (chalk). Maybe a little peat too. It seemed to me at first close to the sample 1, but turns out finally less austere, with in addition a vague smell of cologne evoking a gin which is invading in the long run. Water makes this scent less pregnant.
    • Taste
      Powerful, maybe a little too much without water. Fresh and lemony, a bit salty and always that impression that we put gin in my whisky. A spicy heat sensation in the middle of the mouth (white pepper). The texture is halfway between fat and fluidity. The whole is pleasantly nervous. Water makes it more drinkable, but also more fat without erasing the power and warmth of the mid-palate. The second tasting confirms this observation.
    • Finish
      Long, mineral and subtly bitter, with always this very special scent of gin.

  3. Volanne scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Please look further than the quotation. Some whiskies are like Suze or Fino Sherry: From noble origin, pure but uneasy, they have their aficionado. As far as I'm concerned, I'm fonder on sexier ones. Just a matter of taste.
    • Nose
      Ouch! Better to say it right now: That's not my landscape. So grassy and grainy! Like having your nose stuck in the field when playing rugby. Autumn leaves under the rain. Sweetness of the water chestnut. Porridge and mash. Soaked grain. Clean baby burp. Slightly fruity, but even this fruitiness is difficult, austere, for "grown-ups" only. Grape marc. Juniper. Bitterness of an orange marmalade. Brrr... I shiver...
    • Taste
      Starts on rather sweet and mild notes of icing sugar and vanilla-flavoured gumdrops, before developing on a more citrusy range (lemon pie, tangy taste of an unripe blood peach). Then, the alcohol takes your mouth (we are over 55%). Hot it is! Balance is really on the blade. Bites like horseradish, and something coastal with a pinch of salt and a hint of cold smoke. Rooty flavours are still present, with a little liquorice now, and still that juniper. And a big rooty bitterness that takes no prisoners (gentian?).
    • Finish
      Long, drying, sustained by this bitterness that increases over time.

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