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Overall rating
88.90/100
votes
176
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2008
Stated Age
18 years old
Number of bottles
2100
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Added on
23 Aug 2008 8:42 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 251,09

29 × in wishlist

176 × member ratings

374 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Longrow 18-year-old

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.90 points

  1. el Gato scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Typical for the region for sure. Salty. Peat, an is, peach, blueberries. Red apples and blackcurrants. Some smoke with time
    • Taste
      Thick. Gentle peat. Citrus. Besides that, basically the same notes from the nose. Some smoke
    • Finish
      Long. Apples. Anis. Berries and gentle peat. Some citrus and smoke

  2. Bram84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The balance is at the level, but at first a little scares, you need to give a little breathe. 22
    • Nose
      Hmm, the first nose is very closed, despite 46%, even more accurate is not that closed, but some kind of absurd, on the first background some not very tasty sour, then a pleasant enough farm inherent in many Okto-mam in the form of a barnyard and silage and then mineralization in the form of stones, dust and still that, from start 21 is already shown and it even with a stretch. He was puzzled and left to breathe for half an hour under the lid. Subsequently, the sour was lost, the farm did not return, but came light fruits in the form of a clear lemon and echoes of peaches with oranges, and a little seasoned with spices and peat. Already everything is much more interesting. 23
    • Taste
      Quite strong peat and bourbon base in the form of light fruits, but unfortunately a bit thin for me, at 46% I wanted much more. 22
    • Finish
      Long enough and harsh, but the fruit retreated, and ash, soot, burnt fire, something even reminded Ardmo. 22

  4. valery77 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Not bad, but the price / pleasure ratio, perhaps, is not up to par.
    • Nose
      The first wave - smoke, peat, ash, light lemon sour. Something like a mineral water. Then sourness weakens, sweetness is added, something like apricot jam and sweet baking. But smoke, peat and ash still dominate.
    • Taste
      Smoky-peat, sweet, sulphurous-mineral. A little bit sharp.
    • Finish
      More likely, long. Smoky, sweet-salted, but without the Ailov sea features-iodine, ozone, algae.

  5. DenisL scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Balance (23) Steep mole, a bit thin, but it's nitpicking. (92)
    • Nose
      Grass, sweet peat ... mineral ... lemon caramel ... eucalyptus ... oatmeal cookies ... zhivotinka
    • Taste
      Ashes, pepper, wax, salt, orange in pepper glaze (23)
    • Finish
      Finish paper-wax ... burning ... spices, salt, orange peel and mint ... burnt wood ... a wave of caramel-smoky, dusty lemons

  6. valery77 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    On the nose, immediately, a winning combination of generous fruits and a light peat and earth, the two completions melted. After a careful examination, they are fresh fruits, such as apples and pears, whose freshness is indisputable. We also have a slight bitter - and pleasant - note evoking coffee, and also malt. On the palate, with a very smooth touch of mouth, very nice balance of sweet spices, fruits, malt and also a sweet note, all complemented by a small note of earthy peat on the tongue. I think I detect this "Cambeltown style" that I loved in the Kilkerran, but without being able to put more precise words that would help you to define it. I read afterwards a lot of comments on the supposed saline side of this dram, but this feeling did not appear to me blatantly during the tasting. Vinous notes (red wine) in the finale, very enveloping at first, then it evolves in length (very large for the rest) to give something a little mineral that I did not like. This is the only mini-reproach I can make this beautiful whisky, which I did not see fit to add water because I was convinced he was titrating at 43 ° during my tasting, it is to say if the alcohol is well integrated.

    Enthusiasm 4/5

  8. Erik Elixir did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Blind tasting with Longrow 18 -2014.
    • Nose
      Oily, honey, pastry, peat and waxy. Tropical fruits, some polish and roasted barley.
    • Taste
      Tropical fruits - pine apple, wax, ashes and some smoke. Plums and spices - pepper.
    • Finish
      Briny, pastry, citrus and peat.

  9. barryfox915 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Gold.
    Nose: Meaty, peaty, smoky farmy, clean, slightly maritime, some
    geranium, camphor and ashes.
    Taste: Salty to very salty, maritime, peaty,
    smoky, slightly meaty, with some cold ashes, on liquorice sweets and coconut
    (pina colada). Rather clean. The finish is long, dry, peaty to very peaty,
    smoky, on liquorice, with some seaweed and cold ashes.
    General Impression: A
    very good Longrow, mainly from 2nd and 3rd fill sherry casks, sharing several
    similarities to the Longrows distilled in 1987, although slightly rounder and
    more on liquorice.
    http://www.whisky-news.com/En/tasting8.html#29Apr08

     

  10. markkerr02 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    http://smad.se/provningar/Provning%2088%20Springbank%20med%20Frank%20McHardy.html Test 088: Springbank with Frank McHardy - 990306
    The whisky tested: Glass 1 Hazelburn 8yo 46% OB 0 points
    Glass 2 Cambeltown Loch 30yo 40% 4 points
    Glass 3 Kilkerran fat sample 2004 48% A work in progress 0 points
    Glass 4 Springbank Local Barley 1966/1999, 56.9% OB Cask 1966/491 41 points
    Glass 5 Springbank Local Barley 1965/2001, 52.4% OB Cask 1965/9 14 points
    Glass 6 Hazelburn Brewing & Jahnel 59.2% 3 points
    Glass 7 Springbank 18yo 46% OB 7 points
    Glass 8 Spring Bank 1997 Batch 1 OB 55.2% 3 points
    Glass 9 Longrow 18yo 46% OB 7 points
    Glass 10 Longrow Gaja Barolo 7yo 55,8% OB 2 points
    Testimonials Per Eriksson Longrow 18yo 46% OB
    Scent: Light smoke, salted, fruits, sweetie, candy, vanilla, a little barrel
    Taste: Smoke, sweetness, vanilla, fruits, honey
    Aftertaste: Smoked, salty, fruity, tall
    Score: 86 Testimonials Bernt Sjödin Longrow 18yo, 46%
    Color: Gold-colored
    Scent: Smoky, vanilla tones
    Taste: Smoky, fatty, salty, smoke growing, sweet food
    Aftertaste: Long with fruity smokers, sweet mats, olorosotones
    Score: 91

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