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Overall rating
87.57/100
votes
92
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
18 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
13/184
Barcode
610854657000
Added on
23 Jul 2013 12:18 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 158,18

13 × in wishlist

92 × member ratings

155 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Longrow 18-year-old

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.57 points

  1. LDB scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Very successful, despite the striking and actually conflicting flavors no louts, but very well balanced. That's what I like about this seasoned Campbeltown malt.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Salty-sweet, with slightly tingling, earthy wild boar spice
      as well as orange chutney and spruce needles in apricot jam. Delicious!
    • Taste
      90 90
      Supple-oily, quickly comes a decent pinch of peat, which is soaked in orange soda, now smoked apricot, smoldering fire from deposited oak logs.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Gentle salty waves, slow down, the wonderful smoke Ahoyra Ping-pong goes on and on

  2. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A very nice and complex old school peaty nose with farmy notes plus herbs and tinned fruits. The palate is a bit more spicy and salty but the finish is less long than expected
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Palindrome scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    This is my favorite Springbank 18 OB. The peat is dialed in nicely. More than usual. The orange note from an older Longrow is not here. No orange note in my estimation. I think that note in the older version might have been detergent residue left in one cask. Not sure. I did not care for that orange note and thankfully it is not in my bottle. If it was detergent, that can sink to the bottom of the marriage tub (after casks are combined) and not get into some of the bottles. In such cases the bottles with higher numbers could have the orange flavor. That's what I noticed in the 100 proof 14 year old. Some bottles did not have the orange flavor and some did. The ones with lower numbers (bottled first) did not. Back when I was buying the 100 at auction, I always inquired about bottle numbers. That made the auction clerk cranky but I would not buy a higher numbered bottle for the aforesaid reason.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Longrow 18yo comparison between 2013 (WID: 43388), 2015 (WID: 69018), 2018 (WID: 111830)

    They are clearly different from each other.

    The 2013 is clearly the most idiosyncratic. It has notes that remind me of lemon balm sweets, maybe some lemon detergent and herbal tea with sugar candy. The sherry is more yellow-fruity and sour. Mineral notes. The smoke is reminiscent of a glowing candle wick. The mouthfeel is somewhat similar to wine.

    The 2015 is much more balanced. The citrus fruits are now candied. Here too, the fruits of the sherry are more yellow, but they appear fuller and fuller than in the 2013 season. In addition beautiful caramel notes and herbal sweets. The smoke is rather subtle and sweet. Finally, beautiful oak and spices

    The 2018 is overall much darker in character. The color also suggests. The fruits are no longer yellow here, but rather dark and tart. Then tobacco and leather. The wood notes present themselves more in the form of tree bark. The smoke is also a bit stronger and spicy here. In the end, musty notes, cold smoke and chocolate.

    The 2013 is somehow not so me. Certainly has funny notes in it, but I don't seem to like the way they interact.
    I think the 2015 is really delicious, everything looks nice and homogeneous without being boring. Enough character and still elegant.
    The 2018 has the clearest sherry influence. But it is certainly not overloaded. That leaves enough room for the longrow. It also tastes good to me.

    In a direct comparison, I like the 2015 best. Just before the 2018. I don't really like 2013.

  5. DerDennis! scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. MrYens scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  7. Bram84 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. McMoulis scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. GIORGOS scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

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