January 2007 Whiskyfun
10 yo 100 proof (57%, OB, 2006)
Colour: straw. Nose: quite expressive
but a little weird like often with
the recent Longrows, with lots of
notes of violets and rotting oranges,
the whole becoming then quite mashy.
Also notes of Cologne, lavender…
Truly bizarre for my tastes but
I know many guys like it. Little
peat in this one, in any case.
better now, more ‘classical’.
Bold, peatier, nicely sweet and fruity
(lots of crystallised grapefruit,
kumquat and orange). Better balanced
than on the nose, for sure. Goes on
with hints of gin fizz, Fanta (or
Orangina) and a long, peppery and
orangey finish. Quite a good one,
in fact, markedly less ‘erratic’
and ‘uncontrolled’ than
most finishings the distillery’s
been issuing in recent times in my
opinion. 83 points.