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Longrow Peated

Overall rating 410 votes 83.87

Tastingtags

70 Notes

GLEN MAUR
Connoisseur GLEN MAUR Review note
06 Aug 2017 9:00 am
GLEN MAUR gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
85.4
Nose
86
Initial taste
85
Body
85
Finish
84
Price
88
Presentation
86
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Eilean a' Cheo
Expert Junior Eilean a' Cheo Review note
26 May 2017 5:48 pm
Eilean a' Cheo gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
86
Nose
85
Initial taste
86
Body
86
Finish
85
Price
90
Presentation
86
Zoltavar
Expert Senior Zoltavar Review note
22 May 2017 6:24 pm
Zoltavar gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
84.9
Nose
84
Initial taste
86
Body
86
Finish
83
Price
88
Presentation
83
Slàinte Mhath
Moderator Slàinte Mhath Review note
11 May 2017 5:48 pm
Slàinte Mhath gave this whisky 82 points

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 82 pts   ·ABOVE AVERAGE [-]·

Weighted Rate
82
Nose
84
Initial taste
81
Body
82
Finish
78
Price
86
Presentation
84
“There is no such thing as bad whisky - some are just better than others.” (W. Faulkner)
Bishlouk
Connoisseur Bishlouk Note
07 May 2017 9:36 am
Bishlouk gave this whisky 81 points
  • Nez: Jeunesse ultra présente, fort malté, quasi new make. "Heavily Peated", vraiment ? La fumée est plutôt fine et aérienne, on est loin de la grosse tourbe qui claque. Et plein de vanille, jeunesse oblige.
  • Bouche: La tourbe est ici un peu plus présente, mais contrebalancée par la réduction. De la vanille, du malt, de la fumée, et quelques épices par après.
  • Finale: Toujours le jeune malt très présent, les épices, et une légère sécheresse fruitée.
  • Verdict: Il manque le rustique que la tourbe apporte dans beaucoup de whiskies tourbés, c'est "gentil" en plus d'être fort jeune. Pas convaincu par cette expression-ci.
whiskybros
Expert Junior whiskybros Review note
16 Apr 2017 7:44 pm
whiskybros gave this whisky 86 points

Onze review vind je hier https://www.whiskybros.com/single-post/2017/04/16/Longrow-peated

Weighted Rate
85.6
Nose
88
Initial taste
84
Body
85
Finish
85
Price
87
Presentation
85
cfosterk
Expert Senior cfosterk Review note
26 Mar 2017 11:33 am
cfosterk gave this whisky 88 points

Much better value than similar 'products' on Islay. Its young fresh vibrant and really tasty!!

Weighted Rate
87.5
Nose
85
Initial taste
89
Body
87
Finish
87
Price
90
Presentation
89
cfosterk
Expert Senior cfosterk Tasting note
26 Mar 2017 11:09 am
cfosterk gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Pale gold
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.

Comments

buy a bottle - NOW

spigray
Expert Senior spigray Review note
20 Mar 2017 12:08 pm
spigray gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
88.8
Nose
88
Initial taste
90
Body
88
Finish
88
Price
91
Presentation
89
spigray
Expert Senior spigray Tasting note
20 Mar 2017 12:36 pm
spigray gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Gin clear
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

Comments

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.

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