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The Peat Bog 1990 Gs

Overall rating
88.41/100
votes
75
Whiskybase ID
WB45980
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Glenscoma (Gs)
Vintage
03.1990
Bottled
09.2013
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Casknumber
205
Number of bottles
215
Strength
49.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Market
de Germany
Added on
04 nov 2013 12:38 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 299.00

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Whisky Reviews for The Peat Bog 1990 Gs

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.41 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2018] A 23-years old Springbank-Longrow single cask bottling that is still available for 130 Euro more than 5 years after its release - hey, what is wrong? I certainly have to check this...

    ...and I cannot find anything wrong with it. This is a great Traditional Scotch style Springbank-Longrow without any flaw or off-note that is both interesting to explore and very enjoyable to quaff. Looking at today's average malt whisky price points I call this a bargain and I ordered another bottle...

    [August, 2019] I re-tasted this dram tonight and fully confirm my old review and score. Very quaffable indeed, so I emptied this bottle finally.
    • Nose
      91 91
      The colour is old gold and the nose offers the full spectrum of aromas that can be expected from 20+years old Springbank drams plus some fine additional smokey-peaty notes in a nicely balanced mix. it reminds me of (a peated version of) the standard 21-years old Springbank release from 2018 that I liked very much. No off-note or imbalance that I can find - and it improves further with some drops of water added.
    • Taste
      90 90
      The taste is more peaty-smokey than the nose without harming the overall harmony of flavours. The smoke is rather that of a cold bonfire and not of the maritime-warming style that most of the Islay drams offer - but it is delicate, too. The barley sugars, honeys and fruits keep the bitter notes (tobacco, herbs) under control and all let enough space for some minor flavours that are interesting to explore as they come and go. They just play hide&seek with my taste buds which is a lot of fun...
    • Finish
      89 89
      The dram arrives warming and coating on the palate with no distracting moments. The finish is long and adds more spices together with a slight metallic-astringent note that I find quite interesting (and not distracting at all). It gets more herbal-bitter towards the end what is a nice contrast to the rather sweet nose. This dram is greatly chewable! Some water releases additional chalky-mineral aromas in the nose (very delicate!) and turns both the taste and finish smoother hence more quaffable. I suggest to explore it neat first but then reduce it to about 43% abv once you just want to enjoy it (without intellectual efforts)...

  2. Mannix65 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    old unobtrusive, beautifully balanced Longrow - by the proud age complex and round - great PLV
    • Nose
      Salty sea air, interwoven camp fire smoke, freshly peeled cucumber, but generally quite reserved
      - After adding water much sweeter, but also slightly green and grassy, ​​unripe honeydew melon
    • Taste
      Mature Granny Smith apples, the clear smoke spreads on the tongue, salted biscuits
      - water gives off fruity sweetness, the salty maritime character becomes more dominant
    • Finish
      long and dry, salt and smoke dominates

  3. LDB scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    An extremely balanced smoke-and-peat whisky, which you can clearly see its age, but which comes along on ballet shoes (at least compared to Islay & Co.).
    • Nose
      90 90
      Smoked pineapple with ham, a greasy fireplace grill that is relaunched after mossy oak logs are made to glow. Incredibly harmonious.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Well-balanced fruit-smoke balance, quinces, lemons and apples meet wood fire aromas and the whole thing is seasoned with slightly peppery olive oil and honey - simply delicious! Then there are even mineral notes, so I'm in Campbeltown heaven!
    • Finish
      88 88
      The reverberation is extremely balanced until the citrus fruit stays and gently waves the oak log around the corner.

  4. Mannix65 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Hemdl scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    No exceptional painting, but certainly not a bad malt. Beautiful Bourbon Cask Springbank, which in the end only the last "kick" missing to really highlight it. A little different than most jumpers, sometimes just without dirty sherry. Measured on the price of such an old Springbank anyhow currently an absolute bargain (120 €).
    • Nose
      Sweetish-fruity smoke. Green fruits, lemon juice, a little honey. Removes some woodier notes and some leather. Quite pleasant, but the "aha effect" remains here initially.
    • Taste
      Sweet and fruity it continues, from the smoke is initially felt nothing. Instead, a strong malt, which unfolds its flavors quickly. Straight and fresh, just like a bourbon cask can and must be. Citrus, honey, light nut notes (the sweet variety). Again, not necessarily unusual or unusual, but without fault and blame.
    • Finish
      Here, the smoke lets its muscles play and ensures a long finish. The sweet mixture of smoke adheres to the tongue and the palate, something (in view of the age, surprisingly little) spicier oak notes come to it. No bitterness, no dry mouthfeel. Fruity and fresh, with a clear smoke.

  6. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      smoky, hemp rope, ink, slightly mineral, behind it something fruity and sweetish, light fruits, some honey, now also citrus fruits. With a little water, the overall picture brightens and becomes fruitier, sweeter, slightly creamy. Baking spices, herbaceous idea, hint of mint/menthol.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Smoky-spicy, here too slightly mineral, lots of spices, lots of impressions. Hemp rope, notes of wood/oak, a little honey, citrus fruits, spices, hint of coffee. A few drops of water also enhance the fruity components and sweetness here, making it pleasantly soft and very tasty.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Hemp rope, spices, slightly sweet, smoke and ash. If water was added during the tasting, this also has an influence on the finish. It turns out to be a bit fruitier and sweeter, pleasantly smoky and ashy. Long lingering.

  7. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    The first nose is divine. After that it falls off a bit, but is still very tasty and, above all, incredibly typical of the distillery!
    • Nose
      93 93
      Citrus fruits, smoke, minerality, square springbanks, ash, lemon cake, a little workshop smell, a little musty barrel, the tangy citrus sweetness lasts until the end
    • Taste
      89 89
      Again citrus fruits and mineral smoke, pleasant alcohol strength, maritime salty, pleasant oak flavor, hardly any dryness
    • Finish
      88 88
      Slight bitterness, oak and citrus notes dominate and stay creamy on the palate

  8. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. ARDBERG scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Fantasticmellowsweetagednicelypeatedelegant Longrow tasting profile.

    Gimme more!;-)

    2 cl sample
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Very well made, gently matured whisky. Not mind blowing, but well worth being discovered. 
    • Nose
      Notes from a blind tasting! 

      Mature, settled nose. Warm, light peat smoke. No iodine, no medicinal touch. No Islay? More like a warming bonfire. Orange peel. Spicy cloves. Cinnamon. A little dusty. The smell of hot sand at the beach. All very withholding. 
    • Taste
      Gentle start. Sweet, warm smokiness. Rich oak. A little honey. Vanilla, burned caramel. Asswell as a touch of pepper. Again all a little shy. No steel hammer. But really mature, interwoven.
    • Finish
      Malty, medium long finish. Slightly smoky. 

  11. MacArthur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I forgive no points, but that's great. 5 Stars

  12. p4blo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Not too distinctive, but still a very decent Springbank.
    • Nose
      This one is not very aromatic, the smoke is very faint, the fruits (mostly unripe orchard fruits) appear to be subsided, not much is going on. The balance is very good, just the intensity seems to be lacking a bit. Other than that, it's a very typical Springbank.
    • Taste
      Sweet at first, with white sugar and red apple, becomes quite spicy after a short while, freshly ground pepper and chilli are burning the tongue, there are some faint notes of yellow fruits, but again, it's lacking depth and intensity a little.
    • Finish
      Slightly smokey, slightly fruity. Not bad, medium length.

  13. Totoro scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Definitely fun to try such an old Longrow, even if the nose writes checks that the palate can't cash.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Wacky and funky, but also deeply complex and layered. Sour fruit that has gone slightly off (tangerine, grapefruit, apricot, banana), rubber, camping gear left to rot in a damp cellar, engine room, workshop, greasy rag, mineral oil, wooden shed, camphor, eucalyptus, peat bog (ha!), mud, rotting leaves, mulch, autumnal forest floor, petrichor.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Musty, damp, hazy, like an autumnal walk in the woods after a long rain. Leather, tobacco leaf, decaying vegetal material, honey, citrus, sea salt, olive brine, bonfire ashes, exhaust fumes. More herbal / peppery toward the death. Pretty bitter.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Rosemary, chicory, celery, lemon, old wood, tomato juice with salt and pepper. Bitterness.

  14. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    It's pretty good. But I'm not really convinced of that. The slightly different kind of smoke bothers me. Something in between that I can't do that much with. For example, I like the 18-year-old original Longrow bottling better.
    • Nose
      Yellow-greenish fruits. Orange peel. Fresh sea breeze. Pebble beach by the sea. Some menthol. Pear peel. The smoke is sweet to herbaceous and somehow looks a little different from what I know from Longrow. Rather cleaner, fresher and not as dirty as you know it from the malts from the Springbank distillery.
    • Taste
      Meringue. Forest honey. A little meadow fruit. The smoke is now a lot clearer in the mouth. A surprising amount for 23 years. Somehow a mixture between the smoke from Longrow and Islay. Additional citrus notes. A bit like burnt lemon. Emerging wood spice.
    • Finish
      The oak is spreading. Herbal, drying smoke. Hints of hops. Green tea.

  15. DocF scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Half-blind tasting: Beautiful smoker with neat brine in the nose and mouth, citrus fruits, apple. Bourbon keg, I'll go for Longrow. Probably no longer quite young, but he still has a lot of smoke ...

  16. addyhd scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Peated Campbeltown Malt The Peat Bog Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky from the Springbank Distillery of Glenscoma was distilled in 1990 and stored for over 23 years in a single bourbon barrel. Double Matured - Storage took place in Campbeltown for 11 years and then stored again for 12 years on the Isle of Islay.

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