Longrow 1996

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Stated Age
16 years old
Fresh Manzanilla Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
56.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Bottled for
Hanseatische Weinhandelsgesellschaft
Added on
31 Jul 2013 4:50 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 380.45

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Whisky Reviews for Longrow 1996

51 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.36 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    are there any wishes?
    yes, I still find a sweet salt liquorice in my jacket

    mmh, I got him from Heaven
    • Nose
      Salt, old damp cask in the musty cellar, dried sherry, sweet spice

      everything smells like a hike in the North German Wadden Sea
      like warm salty silt
      for algae and the sweet smell of shellfish
      the almost hot saltwater puddles
      on which oily green the iodine dazzles
      the moldy smell when you push your feet deeper into the mud
      You will laugh
      but the gullsweet smell sweet on the mudflats
      and mixes with salt and iodine
      too nice to drink ...
    • Taste
      You think you can smell a mudflat walk
      but do not drink
      not correct
      I have it all in my mouth now
      also the sweetish Möwenschiet on Watt
      a small peat smoke cloud transforms the Wadden Sea on my tongue
      in chocolate and thickened sherry
    • Finish
      Oranges (probably for the sweet shellfish)
      a lot of salt
      the conclusion of the mudflat hike is thus in the setting sun
      in a bar with fresh aperitif and crustaceans

  2. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    ... for ASWhisky ...
    Salty brackish water on the quay, where a spilled fruit salad is fermenting - Algae hang on the musty boardwalk - next door someone is eating a chocolate cream cake - a farmer pulls a cart full of freshly-cut peat past - from the bakery across the street smell fresh bakery bread, sandwiches, caramel biscuits and fruit sweets over - Salt and spice hang in the air - old-fashioned 'Birkin' hair-water wandering up and down in white sailor pants, legs apart and barefoot the door of the horse doctor next door opens, and iodine smell and the odeur of horse piss pour out on hay left lying too long - over wood fire somewhere fish is grilled - - -
    and, turning his gaze, he notices a small celebration party that mixes ripe fruits of all kinds, sherry, hot cocoa and coffee, Russian gateaux, toffee biscuits, nuts, chocolate, smoked ham, pink Crimean champagne and much, much more - ... one or the other bottle has already been overturned and its contents seep into the old wood of the table ... - one is partly already in the thick Havana ...
    An incredible whisky! In the nose unfathomably diverse - always new and different! The taste inexplicable, fascinating, surprising, unusual, fiery, enigmatic! The finish sweet, chocolaty, dark fruity, spicy (salt, pepper, wood, cabbage ...), reminiscent of various alcoholic, very, very long and pleasing! You could almost become poetic ... :-)

  3. Mannix65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    very successful and multi-layered, not for fair minds
    • Nose
      89 89
      Red plums in the smokehouse - dusty dark coal cellar where red wine barrels evaporate, grape pomace
    • Taste
      90 90
      old pata negra ham, very meaty, sweet plums, also medicinal notes, dates wrapped in bacon - dirty in character - a drop of water is good for him
    • Finish
      90 90
      long, smoky, sweet

  4. Rambojunior83 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. didi1893 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Normally I have my problem with these sulfur notes and admitted that I had this malt some time ago in the glass and was not very enthusiastic. Even today, I found this malt at first to get used to, but today was the combination of flavors very interesting and sexy! The longer I think about it, the more I like this malt, if not there was this musty sulfur note ... ;-) My 86 points from April 2017 I increase today to 88 points.
    • Nose
      The first impression seems musty and salty. A creamy note of sulfur dissolved from the sweet yet mineral nose, iodine and velvety oranges and peaches mix together to a strange touch. The nose is extremely diverse. On the one side musty and musty, on the other side sweet oranges and milk chocolate, on the next side salty and sulphurous, iodine is added, mineral and yet again extremely fruity. The longer I smell the nose, the more pleasing and interesting it becomes. Fermented and sulphured raisins followed by creamy caramel and apricot. The musty and sulphurous base note is the whole show in the air ...
    • Taste
      Holla the forest fairy! Powerfully, the malt exudes its dark and sulphurous sherry aroma at the first sip. Chocolate and spicy wood elements mingle, salt envelops the tongue while sulfur spreads its "dirty aroma" throughout the mouth. Here and there show abrasion of orange peel, sweet elements such as burned sugar and sticky caramel make the taste more pleasing. The musty sulfur dominates the whole taste, slowly a wet leather aroma sets in. Cold coffee flows down the tongue over the tongue. Salty and iodine-rich, dirty and sulphurous. With this note that needs getting used to the taste goes into the aftertaste.
    • Finish
      Still the musty sulfur aromas rest on the palate, salt and iodine stick under the tongue. The mouthfeel is creamier, butter flakes are distributed on the tongue, hazelnuts and old walnuts come to mind surprisingly in the aftermath.

  6. mothers_finest scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Oops, what is that?
    Much of it flows through my head while I'm smelting. First, I think of a chocolate liqueur (with chilli) that was given to me once. Sweet, raisins, dried fruit, brown sugar, caramel and a lot of milk chocolate. The nose promises a lot - but I can hardly find any smoke ?? That's supposed to be a longrow?
    On the palate (undiluted) he then lets all his announced chocolate pages shatter. He is certainly sweet, and the thick sherry, the brown sugar and raspberries find their way to me - but the malt is quite sharp ... Okay, it's a Cask Strength - so put some water in the tank .. (Nose stays the same, but everything is a bit toned down). On the palate, it now shows more acid, which I had not before. The sharpness is less. I also have caramel, Ritter Sport light blue, popcorn, and sweetest raisins. This mustiness, or the cowshed described above I do not really have? I could imagine him - but that would not be real. I do not have that mustiness ...
    In the finish I have cinnamon, sherry, raisins, cocoa, milk chocolate, a pleasant spice, a touch of salty maritime smoke (finished barbecue on the beach) and sweet fried apples. The chocolate note and the raisins dominate the malt clearly!
    Maybe rudimentary - but not indicative ... Smoky is not here for my concepts. The barrel was probably very dominant here and has managed with the dominating Sherrysüsse to cover the smoke so far.
    The malt is sure. It's a cask strength and not too old. I would recommend water. What I definitely remember is the chocolate kick! Horny part but today's price, unfortunately, only a mythical creature.

  7. Dieter_W scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Boah "" ey "what a bullet. One of caliber "Barrel wall". Very extreme and barrel-weighted. Not for the whimper. Very complex part, which makes the flavors just so much in and on the face. That's how I imagine Klischko's chin hook. The skin of some of the slippers bitter salt liquorice, plum jam, bitter oranges, menthol, mint, which does not leave much of the smoke and longrow left. Many recognize sulfur. I mean, it smells like an overweight rum pot. You do not always have to, but still very tasty and own. If he is too strong then you are too weak.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. Noface83 scored this whisky 92 points Specialist

    A dream of a whisky that lives up to its reputation but is certainly too extreme for some.
    • Nose
      Nose: very light sulfur, beautiful earthy / mineral moderate note and subtle smoke, plums and raisins in alcohol, orange peel, salty brackish water, subtle spicy oak and something nutty. Beautiful multi-layered nose for lovers of dirty sherry drops
    • Taste
      Taste: now even more sulfur and aromatic cowshed smoke, full and strong, with plum wine and sherry sweetness
    • Finish
      What a great finish - salty, sulfurous smoky, thickened sweet sherry, orange peel, peppery oak. everything so full and intense

  9. didi1893 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Whoa, what was that? The nose starts quite interesting and is comparable to the Tamdhu Ultimate bottlings. In terms of taste and finish, I am personally dominated by extreme notes of sulfur and salt. This sample was an interesting experience for me, but I do not need a second glass of it ...
    • Nose
      Intense "fresh" sherry aroma streams out of the glass. After a few moments, the Longrow suddenly changes its aroma ... a musty cowshed with a fruity note of sulfur dominates the nose. Earthy and moldy, then suddenly flash nuts, a strange and unusual aroma makes me stop short. Oily and greasy streaks stick to the glass wall while Longrow shines deep amber in the glass. The sulfur or Kuhstallnote is becoming more intense and now drowned everything. A subtle and greasy smoke is present all the time.
    • Taste
      The first sip develops immediately again this sulfurous Kuhstallaroma, now however with a spicy wood note in the background. Tingling sharpness arises, a good pinch of salt is distributed under the tongue. Tart wood notes, roasted aromas and even fruity berries rise from the heat. The salt is becoming more intense, the "Kuhstallduft" not too. Again, this unpleasant sulfur ... Spicy tart, salty and spicy, fruity and smoky, this longrow releases in the mouth a variety of flavors.
    • Finish
      With this extremely salty and sulphurous Kuhstallnote starts the Angang. Fruity, spicy and tangy, the Longrow exudes this peculiar aroma. At the end of the departure creates a tart and slightly rancid walnut flavor.

  10. Gilles_V scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    Wow, what a whisky.
    It takes all the power of the Longrow distillate to collect the 16 years spent in manzanilla casks.
    It is a dirty malt which seems to be the opposite of all current sanitized products. Not a whisky made to please everyone. Awesome!!!
    • Nose
      97 97
      At the opening, no doubt; it smells of manzanilla. First time I taste a whisky aged in this type of sherry. On the other hand, I would like to give you the manzanilla. The marriage with whisky is amazing but excellent.

      With a little water and time, the nose changes a lot. Musk, a smell of tawny (dirty malt) but also lemongrass, bergamot and even sage. In reality, it is very complex.

      Curious to go back in a few weeks, to see the evolution.

      Note that the peat has become so integrated that it is no longer noticeable. Nothing to do with the young Longrow.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Bold, old-fashioned whisky sensation.
    • Finish
      97 97
      Final not enormously long but then a very particular taste which I cannot define. Pepper, a little peat, but also something I never felt on a whisky, it's close to fennel. Strange, but superb.


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