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Longrow Peated

Overall rating
83.72/100
votes
575
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
04 Sep 2012 6:51 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 42,78

Whisky Reviews for Longrow Peated

80 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.72 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 82 points Administrator

    Here comes another peated Single Malt that isn't from Islay: Longrow Peated (NAS) from Springbank distillery. The aroma starts out promising with intense honey-vanilla sweetness, vegetal peat smoke and unmistakably coastal/briny notes. On the palate, the mouth-warming, dry and utterly spirit-driven arrival is followed by bitter lemons, white pepper and salty peatiness. Its youthfulness shows in the earthy, mineral but surprisingly short finish that is not very substantial. To sum up, it's a fresh and appealing malt which doesn’t have the 'oomph' of Islay.

    RATING: 3.4/5.0 stars ≙ 82 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE [-]
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  2. cfosterk scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    buy a bottle - NOW
    • Nose
      coal smoke, lemons, ash, some vanila. feels fresh, spirity and vibrant. Plenty of youth - 6 to 8 years only? nice start though....
    • Taste
      @ 46% its got gusto. Peat, not islay peat, this is more subtle. Some astringency - grape skins and green bananas, sour lemons and salt/saline such a great combination. Some nice buttery notes. Some vanilla again. It sounds disonant but its really well balanced.
    • Finish
      Long smokey ashy finish, Lemons again and wood tannins. Some honey.

  3. spigray scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  4. spigray scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    I had it at 87 before I made these notes but I go up to 89/100
    because that is brilliant stuff and a real bang for your buck.
    • Nose
      slightly peaty and sooty/ashy but mostly very fresh and appealing.
      there´s some very nice lemons as the counterpart for the peaty side. hints of vanilla, hints of oak. sunflower oil, the smell of a cotton mill.
    • Taste
      just lovely! the typical ashy/dusty longrow profile that I love.
      I would like to taste the new make and I bet this would be very similar to that stuff. I don´t know but can it be that this stuff doesn´t need any maturation at all to be a cracker?
      salted lemons, quite some peat and ashes. develops into a nice dryness.
    • Finish
      long , peaty but fresh and clean

  5. Opeth83 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A Longrow NAS, it feels very young about 5 years i think. But Longrow has enough character to get away with this. For the same money i prefer the Springbank 10 years, more fruity and more complex. 
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Okto-Bull did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This is very interesting as an alternative to the whole "mild" Islay smokers. Under "Peated", however, I have introduced myself to Longrow a much smokey whisky.
    • Nose
      beautiful, medical smoke; in addition fresh and floral notes; bitter and maritime-salty; Oak together with honey; in the background is a discreet muff with dust; Over time, the medical smoke turns into salted meat
    • Taste
      sweet with a little oak; The smoke gradually builds up but remains rather weak, vanilla, honey and lemon, slightly dry
    • Finish
      short, a little bit of smoke along with oak and vanilla; slight bitterness mixes with fruity sweetness

  7. whiskyd scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. Reakwoon scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

  9. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nose is delicious - when the Muff is gone: smile: on the palate good quality - not necessarily my style - but still delicious - complex, full-bodied, high quality.
    • Nose
      Blindtasting:
      dirty, cowshed, apple juice, banana, beautiful fruity citrus note, sugar cake with caramelized sugar, cinnamon and clove, some wax, fresh wood, mint, herbal tea, slightly salty, slightly mineral, lilac - linden blossom - sweet smell, delicate smoke
    • Taste
      slightly sharp start, bit something - bittersweet spicy with lots of lemon and mint - in the background while chewing then sweet and beautiful wood with resin and pepper. Reminds me of pharynx cough rubber bear in citrus / apple with a clear hint of menthol
    • Finish
      Medium long - a lot of spice from the wood, tree juice, tannins as if you were chewing bark

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