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Overall rating
94.00/100
votes
34
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Samaroli (Sa)
Vintage
1973
Stated Age
16 years old
Number of bottles
240
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
15 Oct 2008 1:46 pm
Single Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2820.42

24 × in wishlist

34 × member ratings

26 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Longrow 1973 Sa

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.00 points

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    A blend that no longer exists in today's traffic jams.
    A whisky that exudes wisdom.
    • Nose
      94 94
      Superb nose. The peat is oily, and coils up all the other aromas of the dram. We have graphite, a bit of pencil lead. Lemon oil, and some other fruits: dried orange, sweet mango, light kiwi.
      Light caramel. Light medicinal, very round camphor, licorice. A little motor oil, from an old garage. It's very blended and intellectual.
      With aeration we have more minerality, chalk.
    • Taste
      95 95
      In the mouth it is also a demonstration of melt. The aromas come where the spirit wanders.
      The fruits twirl. Citrus and exotic: passion fruit, mango, lemon, pineapple.
      Peat is present and the smoke takes over, oily, peppery.
      Then the comforting honey, the caramel.
      And finally the dried aromatic herbs. Licorice.
      A little eucalyptus, nettle.
    • Finish
      95 95
      Fresh, ashy finish, on cold smoke, the barbecue off. The citrus fruits are there, in zest. Fresh mint, eucalyptus, pepper. Persistent.

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    all the Longrows 73 and 74 sa are excellent,this is no exception, amazing

  3. detachedblue scored this whisky 97 points Connoisseur

    Didn't write much because this is simply extraordinary 
    • Nose
      Fresh and extremely fruity, peat and medicinal
    • Taste
      Dive into the nose above, petrol, dynamic
    • Finish
      Long and simple amazing

  4. SFWC scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Had this dram during the Glasgow Old&Rare show Feb 2018. This was part of a Samaroli tasting with Emmanuel Dron from the Auld Alliance.A sweet and quite good 73/74' Longrow. Peat integration was good but not as impressive as 1974 ob's at higher proof. This dram was massively overhyped for me considering prices and other scores. Still a very fine dram but the Samaroli hype is real!
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Moderator

    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      94 94

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Moderator

    A very drinkable and enjoyable whisky. For me this is much closer to my favorite Ardbegs rather than Bowmore or other peated single malts.
    • Nose
      Peaty and smoky attack at first but after there are coming up some very nice notes of citrusy, lemony, honey, old books and also some tropical fruits including mango, passion fruit, pineapples and so on.
    • Taste
      Softly peated in my mind or in other words well balanced with a subtle sweetness and some fruity and honey notes. Very smooth and waxy. Citrusy and lemony notes again.
    • Finish
      Long and gently peated and smoky.

  7. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 1.406 € at Whiskyauction in June 2015

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