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Overall rating
88.64/100
votes
218
Whiskybase ID
WB3159
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

€ 351.10

33 × in wishlist

218 × member ratings

393 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Longrow 18-year-old

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.64 points

  1. KayMeertens scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Wonderful whisky.
    • Nose
      Lime, peach, apple, honey, caramel, malt and gentle peat smoke. More toffee after a while. Even a grassy touch.
    • Taste
      Lime, peat, mango, chocolate, honey, beeswax, orange, toffee, pepper and vanilla.
    • Finish
      Milk chocolate, peat, lime, red berries and a salty touch.

  2. man2392 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    First edition is likely to include older stock (up to 21yo from 1987)

    Nose: salt and vinegar chipsticks, minerality, cheese, brown butter, scrambled eggs, icing sugar and fondant fancies
    Palate: vanilla burst, salted caramel, dijon mustard, smoked mussels
    Finish: fish and chips wrapped in newspaper, cayenne pepper and coffee grounds

    With water, marzipan, lychees and melon emerge

    Tasted as part of IAAS tasting pack#1

  3. olegborgol scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Coastal peat, mineral, lemon, malt. It tastes plus cake, honey notes, a little spice with lollipops, the finish is good. 22.5-22.5-22.5-22.5

  4. mer1973 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  5. penumbra scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The 2100 bottling is still too simple, the peat is weak (compared to conventional Springbank), the wine is mediocre (you are double distilled), the malt is light, and there is nothing to remember except for the sweet and sour interweave of a little fruit. Comparing Longrow in 74 years and 18 after resumption of production, it is not difficult to conclude that the quality of Yunding Shirley barrels may have experienced a cliff-like decline. Today's Longrow 18 still picks up this barrel to drink.
    • Nose
      Marine-type light peat fruit-flavored refill bucket, what did you think of? Bingo, Talisker 35. Broken sea intestines, oyster shells, sea car, juice from boiled port crab, reefs, bright pebbles by the sea, mineral-flavored textbooks, hearty and clean. Lemon juice, oranges, apple peel, mushrooms, peach, yellow apricot, sweet and sour balance, honey, malt, vanilla, peat.
      The legal loli, the follow-up 18yo took the road of farmhouse, this one highlights the minerals and fresh fruits.
    • Taste
      Mineral water, white reefs on the seashore, tender and slightly sour juicy fruits (like a wine barrel without defects Finish, of course we know that this does not exist), mangosteen, pretzels, malt sweet in the form of cake embryos Show it, waxy, vanilla.

      Medium, medium fat, sweeter, very little acid, no tannin, no sourness, no bitterness, no spiciness.
    • Finish
      Long, indifferent sweet and sour fruits, ash, honey.

  6. Teresa scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    91
    First release. Great balance!
    Nose: this is something magical ... A sweet creamy cake, citrus, vanilla, mint, light honey, candies, and against the backdrop of all this diversity there is a light haze of a fire ... Great!
    Taste: pastries, butter cream, honey, old salty wooden support of the pier ... ash ...
    Finish: long and pleasant ... Heat ... At the receptors, honey and butter cream are the basis, and all this is sprinkled with ash.

  8. 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

  9. Bram84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  10. 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

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