Longrow 1997

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Burgundy Wood
Stated Age
14 years old
Bourbon & Burgundy Casks
Number of bottles
56.1 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
02 Nov 2011 10:11 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 206,76

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178 × member ratings

353 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Longrow 1997

31 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.14 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    great ... an exciting whisky
    the ease of the wine finish
    cleverly combined with peat and barley
    one wavers between delicate light tones and rough spicy ones
    the finish is long, surprising and very good
    I give 91 points for the finish

    mmh, I like them indeed
    • Nose
      the dark rich color irritates my senses
      the flavors are much tenderer than expected
      I'm trying for wine finish
      Barrel, strawberries, a hint of nutmeg,
      behind it moorland
    • Taste
      Soft on the palate, strawberry, again nutmeg, Tartaric acid and tingling, some salt, he gives me the feeling of having a dry, slightly sparkling Rose wine with a strawberry in my glass and strong canapés with salt and spices,
    • Finish
      again barrel, a lot of salt, a bit bitter, spices, smoldering fire
      Malt sweetness and peat smoke ... mmmh ...
      >>> at the end fruity tender strawberries !!
      Like a little dessert

  2. Joe Karacho scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    A very stand-alone, complex and well-made malt, I am very happy about two storage bottles in the cupboard
    • Nose
      Maritime saltiness, smoke, vanilla, dark fruits, all very dense and full
    • Taste
      Oily, strong, smoky, dark fruit, dry and somehow sparkling, very own, but consistent in itself
    • Finish
      Long, oaky and fart-dry

  3. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Close to perfect. The spirit, the bourbon aging and  burgundy finish are in perfect balance with the wood influence. All covered in the earthy, mossy Longrow peat. Brilliant.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      95 95

  4. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. squaadgras scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  6. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nice malt. Despite the high alcohol content I like the pure almost better. Maybe I got a little too much water. The longrow blends well with the wine. Everything beautifully integrated. Here the smoke is even more discreet than on the 18s (WID: 81670).
    • Nose
      Red berries. Blueberries, blackberries. Wine cellar. Distinct wine aromas. From the smoke is almost nothing to feel. Strawberries and damp moss from time to time. A little more smoke with water.
    • Taste
      Very sweet and syrupy. Now the strawberry comes through properly and that is ripe. Caramel and toffee. Orange. Again hardly any smoke. Not quite as sweet and syrupy with water.
    • Finish
      Blood orange and some wild berries. The oak does not hide either. Light smoke. Drying.

  7. Falnor scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    This one is bold, adventures and still got enough layers to be interesting when to bottom of the bottle is in site. Classy, don't mind it's just 14 years old.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. Calmar scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A rather unfortunate specimen in the series of usually interesting representatives of this series, very active barrels, both basic and finish, suppress the base, excessive amount of oak, imbalance of components, emasculated finish, with time some of the problems disappear as far as the disclosure, but overall is not impressive.
    • Nose
      Open, calm, raw wood, wine tones, grape juice, drying plaster, moist wood dust, light notes of varnish and solvent, warming reveals noble treated wood, notes of pipe tobacco, apple paste.
    • Taste
      Powerful, rich, oak motifs with a tangible wine influence, oak is very much, it dominates and interrupts the rest of the ingredients.
    • Finish
      Wine-oak with spicy sour, slightly astringent, a bit bitter ginger in the background, in general it is rather poor and monotonous, only after a while it starts to open up, deeper and finer wine components, red currant, cranberries, orange peeled orange appear.

  9. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      desert wine, wood tones, cherries, raisins, lemongrass, very slightly smoky, plums, brown sugar
    • Taste
      toffee, syrupy, desert wine, cherry, mocha, grape seed, brown sugar, plum, peach

  10. Alois scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Smoke and Oak in Balance...some sweetness. I like this one very much. Not to mild and not to strong. U can taste all flavors step by step, its complex but it does not overwhelm one.
    • Nose
      Blind tasting:

      Medicine and smoke.
    • Taste
      Sweet. Smoke. Oak. Intensive. Tabac. Mouthwatering
    • Finish
      Long and Warm.


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