Longrow CV

Overall rating
85.34/100
votes
652
Whiskybase ID
WB2355
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2008
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
08/57
Added on
08 jun 2008 11:17 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 142.36

25 × in wishlist

652 × member ratings

1448 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Longrow CV

48 users have left 51 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.34 points.

  1. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  2. dominikbraun scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Killswitch scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  4. bvrsky scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Cipidos scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  7. rpvdwel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  9. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Decent whisky. Can't keep up with older longrows, of course, because he lacks depth. But you can drink it well and is a good start in terms of longrow.

  10. Palindrome scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This one has a pan fried rattle snake note. Love it. Rustle me up another dram from the larder, hoss.

  11. TeddyKGB scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Longrow CV,

    I read so many reviews about you, often rave about it. You have to believe that the memory that accompanies some missing whiskys and the emotional imprint they leave are indelible and misleading because, although sympathetic, I find it hard to understand the craze about this Curriculum Vitae.
    Heavily peated? Is that so? Okay...
    Young? Yes, sure.
    Unforgettable? No, unquestionably ...

    I'll take the 10 yo over this one, anytime!

  12. gaboruso scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  13. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    It is interesting that the smoke note appears on the tongue very late and then all the more intensely in the finish. And once you've picked up the smoky trail, it shows it when you just sniff the (now empty) glass.
    Otherwise, a neat, younger longrow, which has an age-appropriate brisk finish.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Restrained, shy, fine nose. A compote of strawberries and rhubarb peels out after a little while. Initial spark: Now even more flavors “dare” into the spotlight, showing malt, yeast dough, toffee, nougat, creme brulee. Maritime notes and at the same time damp forest floor and slightly moldy wood in the background.
    • Taste
      86 86
      First lies gently on the tongue, but jaggedly pulls out a few interesting barbs and hooks onto the tongue. Hard to make out in the nose, the tongue shows the wet pebble, salt, savory and clove powder. Marzipanbrot. Almonds. Fresh fruit salad with a dash of lemon. Looks clear, refreshing, lively. Over time, dry wood and - quite late, I think - smoke materialize.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Just so medium in the finish. Dry, wood, now clearly smoky. Fading fruits.

  14. valery77 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Gouache, lemon acidity, peat and smoke, gray bread, green apple. 20
    • Taste
      Medium, moderately sweet. Smoky peat motifs, black pepper, ash, creamy caramel, lemon acidity, mineral notes. 20
    • Finish
      Long, smoky-phenolic, smoothly fading. 22
      Young smoky whisky, energetic, but not complicated. Balance 20
      Total 82

  15. Romansen scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  16. whiskyd scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  17. EJS scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    BYOB Gouda, 20 mei 2018
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  18. Falnor scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Before there was Longrow peated there was the CV. Good entry level malt for Longrow.
    • Nose
      Good fresh maritime start with wet stones, seabreeze and some nice peat. The freshness continues into citrus fruit.
    • Taste
      Quite you would expect from the nose. Nice earthy peat. The citrus fruit is here again.  Some chalk and mineral feeling. Enough sweetness and quite oily.
    • Finish
      Good length on salt and peat with some fruity sweetness

  19. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  20. mer1973 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  21. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    One of the least interesting Springbanks I've ever tasted. Enthusiasm 3/5 Whisky n ° 1281
    • Nose
      Grassy first. It's young. Are there cognac casks ?? Strange... The duo soot / fruit finally emerges.
    • Taste
      Sweet, mellow and spicy, it is balanced but a little rough and unreadable.
    • Finish
      Easy, moderate smoke, spicy. A little rough.

  22. Dyno scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  23. spigray scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  24. spigray scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    very good, no flaws!
    89/100
    • Nose
      I´m tasting this after having had the longrow peated.
      plays in the same league. very similar profile.
      peaty and ashy with lemons and salt, rain on dusty pavement.
      young and direct and just lovely stuff. you can try to describe these whiskies but one has to try them otherwise he won´t understand what you mean.
    • Taste
      longrow, longrow , longrow. I don´t wanna repeat myself, mostly the same taste as longrow peated, perhaps a tad sweeter but I´m not sure. I think itś also a bit older than the "peated".
    • Finish
      long and quite peaty and ashy, still slightly salty.

  25. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful composition of different types of barrels!
    • Nose
      Complex nose, rum notes, bitter orange, typical saltiness, light peat smoke, the light youth comes through and lets the alcohol feel something, the bitter orange dominate in the aroma
    • Taste
      Smoke, oak, sugar sweetness and light smoke come together directly, slightly astringent, the saltiness and the oranges come again
    • Finish
      Here comes me again some rum and the meaning, the bitter oranges stick together with the oak sweet on the palate, the oak becomes more dominant over time

  26. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  27. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    he looks older than the peated, although he is less peaty in my opinion, he is more mature. I like it better.
    • Nose
      The CV is similar in the nose, but stronger, more intense than the peated. Lots of fruit, orange peel, no young notes. Very typical of the springbanks, with an aromatic smoke that is not as martine as the Peated.
    • Taste
      similar to the peated: nice strong peat, dry, slightly salty, and a little candied orange peel in the background. However, the peat is weaker and the whisky looks more mature.
    • Finish
      The finish is sweet with peat, tropical fruits, pepper and dry until the end.

  28. emptycask scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Nose:

    Oil, fresh wood, creamy, fruity, sweet dates, marzipan, old leather, apples and a slight hint of tcp.

    Taste:

    Soft and sweet arrival, gentle peat, again with dates, leather, salty, rum beans, vanilla spice, drying in the development with a peppery note.

    Finish:

    Nice length, turns more salty and the pepper lasts.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  29. Koalafant scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A good "Aufräumer", but a bit too one-dimensional for my taste.
    • Nose
      Light fruits with pleasant, non-medicinal smoke, hay and dried herbs, hints of honey and a light freshness.
    • Taste
      Cooked straw with honey and clear peppery spiciness. Only subtly sweet.
    • Finish
      Long and bright burning. In the second sip quite bitter.

  30. Palindrome scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I just tasted this recently at a friend's house. I went back and checked my tasting notes when I got home. This is what I had written a few years ago: 

    Nose: Grass fire, hay, roast chicken, lovely hint of peat, virgin olive oil, ash, peppermint.Palate: A very unconventional exchange: Lemon, pan fried chicken, mesquite smoke, sea salt caramel, anejo tequila, mescal, peaty goodness.Finish: The oily and the spicy intertwine and then release with lingering peat and smoke, with a touch of oaken wood in there.

  31. Rogier Engel scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A nice peat bomb, produced by Springbank.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  32. cfosterk did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Longrow CV (curriculum vitae) is made of 3 vintages,
    matured in 4 different oak types: 6 years old whisky from bourbon casks,
    10 years old from port and rum casks, and 14 years old from sherry
    casks. This was blended to showcase the different Longrow characters.

    http://www.whiskynotes.be/2009/longrow/longrow-cv/

  33. ThS did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Serge:

    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.




    Mouth:
    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.

  34. barryfox915 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Gold.
    Nose: Fresh, rather young, meaty, peaty, salty and showing a
    quite strong resemblance to the new whiskies distilled in the South shore of
    Islay.
    Taste: Dry, malty, oaky, salty, slightly maritime, peaty, with some
    hemp rope aromas, vanilla and a touch of ginger. The finish is medium, slightly
    dry, peaty, smoky, salty, very maritime and with some liquorice root.
    General
    Impression: A vatting of Longrow of different age, containing a fair proportion
    of 6 YO Longrow, but showing a remarkable maturity. More peaty than the Longrow
    10 or 14 YO.
    http://www.whisky-news.com/En/tasting8.html#29Apr08

     

  35. eleiko5 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Longrow CV (46%, OB 2008)

    Nose: wet stones, tobacco. Subtle smoke and soft peat. Some fruity notes (orange, yellow apple, lemon) and mint. Mouth: assertive, quite oily and spicy. Peppered peat. Citrus again. Finish: smokey at first, develops on vanilla with tobacco leafs in the end.

    A young dram, smooth and easily drinkable with different flavour dimensions.

    Score: 84/100.

    http://www.whiskynotes.be/2009/longrow/longrow-cv/

     

     

  36. u485tfu scored this whisky 70 points Expert Junior

    Smell: cold, salty smoke, fine sour fruit, sweet vanilla

    Taste: starting clear smoke and bitter almond, walnuts

    Finish: bitter oak, too bitter for my taste

    Verdict: not my whisky the bitterness notes are too stressed

    Note: 70P

  37. Shane_IL scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    For its price and young age this is one of the finest whiskies I've ever tried. A very interesting dram with loads of character.
    • Nose
      Sea spray, peat (gentle not a huge Islay punch), lemons, citrus zest, fresh cut grass, mild olive oil, toffee apple. 
    • Taste
      Peat, smoke, citrus, salt, sea-soaked wood like an old boat. 
    • Finish
      A long lasting smoky lemon zest

  38. Safran scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Falls easily into good price/quality category. Very nice daily dram. I like smoked and pepper tango here. Bit lacking of balance. Anyway, it is young vat, not too much wood influence, but different casks maturing does it's nice job. http://www.whisky-bros.lt/en/longrow-cv
    • Nose
      Peat, gentle wax and honey notes, some sweet almonds also.
    • Taste
      Smoke comes first with some kicks of pepper (black and white), some sweet and bitter notes also, like orange peel, unripe banana, peanuts. Some hints of sherry.
    • Finish
      Long, oily and salty. Good dose of smoke and pepper.

  39. Cipidos scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  40. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  41. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This is so affordable. Have not tasted the sequel to this one (Longrow Peated) but will definitely buy one. 

    (Rating interval 84-88)
    • Nose
      The power is immediately recognized on the nose. it's malty, peaty, with notes of molasses and citrus. Lemon grass maybe?
    • Taste
      Peat smoke, wet smoke, brown sugar, licorice and sweet aromatic oak. A really nice touch of sea salt is following. It's creamy on the palate.
    • Finish
      The finish is powerful, medium to long in length, smoky with grape fruit and black currant. 

  42. rendelius scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    One of the nicest vakue for money single malts I have tasted so far. Peaty, but not excessively so, well rounded and absolutely drinkable. I have heard that production will cease soon, so if you can get a hold of it, add it to your collection.

  43. HunterRomario scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet peat fragrance in a lighter style is the first impression, with sharper, spicy spices in the next study.
    • Taste
      Peppery flavor, pepper, cloves with peppercorn.

  44. nijholtm scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      rather young aromas and a punchy smokiness: burnt butter, malt extract and cane sugar. 
    • Taste
      very vivid with lots of peat and medicinal notes. Followed by a creamy taste at the back of the tongue.
    • Finish
      a smooth, almost silky, finish with whipped cream, nutmeg and coal.

  45. Collector57 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very nice dram this. But then, I'm a Springbank devotee...
    • Nose
      A very fresh aroma of citrus fruits with peat. Gentle. Quite an interesting nose this.
    • Taste
      As you would expect from Springbank output, pretty complex. Sweetness to go with the peat (rather Laph QC in that respect). Vanilla custard too. The citrus from the nose is now a trace of oranges - very ripe. Slightly viscous, oily mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      Long and dry after the vanilla sweetness of the palate. Fruity. Quite intense

  46. Feusi scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Hopperla, here it comes a beautiful dram in the nose, powerful, combined with smoke and peaty lemony freshness. The palate experiences the same as the nose. Fresh and long lasting. Some longer time in the glass and there are more orange notes with a pleasant sweetness to the fore.

  47. tomy63 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      iodized and peat
    • Taste
      fat then oily, peat iodized
    • Finish
      long and peaty

  48. alectron scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Very unusual & distinct. This will stand out as something unique in any tasting.
    Bottle Code - 09/364
    • Nose
      gunpowder + (cold, not the burnt/smoke = no dead matches/sulphur), peated(?!) honey +, chalk +/o, wet sheep/wool o, gunmetal/oil o, old oak o, wax o/- (84)
    • Taste
      unexpected (somewhat artificial) sweetness & more gunmetal, gunpowder & chalk (83)
    • Finish
      long-ish with a lot of sweetness ( mealy Mirabelles / mehlige Mirabellen), old oak, weapon oil again, honey (86)

  49. Laird Of Islay did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    CV stands for Curriculum Vitae = Curriculum Vitae

  50. corbuso scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Yes, it is still quite young, but very punchy, peaty, intense, and well made. A very good value whisky.

  51. Dede scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A very nice whisky, no frills. If we played the Chinese portrait, he would be a workman in his blue, taking the smell of the factory with him on his way home. The kind of man with sufficient build so that we do not seek him mess, but without history. I really like.
    • Nose
      This nose is powerful. It has something industrial, factory chimney smoked, burnt synth fat, engine overheated. It also exudes animal smell (new leather, musk), but still notes of applesauce, a little anise too. It takes roundness in the air (toffee). Not a delicate whisky, a man whisky, but without brutality.
    • Taste
      The attack is quiet, on the fruit (always apples applesauce), then we gain in power, with spices (white pepper), salt, a beautiful peat and a greasy bitterness acidulous e (grapefruit).
    • Finish
      Long and hot, a little tart and peaty, with a nice malty bitterness and nice grapefruit notes.

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