Longrow 1989

Overall rating
86.35/100
votes
85
Whiskybase ID
WB521
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Wood
Vintage
1989
Bottled
11.2002
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Sherry Wood
Number of bottles
2350
Strength
53.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
22 oct 2007 5:10 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 466.72

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85 × member ratings

154 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Longrow 1989

12 users have left 16 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.35 points.

  1. penumbra scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    When Frank was still alive, it was simply my favorite in the re-production of Genting. In addition to the lack of age and youthfulness, it was enough to become a ration wine at this price.
    • Nose
      lls's favorite dog fur is arrogant, intuitively feels between the Oloroso barrel and Tokaji barrel, with high acidity and sweetness. The one with the strongest expression of peat in Langaro is nothing fancy, salt, grain and earthy flavor. The fruity taste is very rustic, bold and exciting, with grape-flavored QQ candy, red apple peel, orange and yellow lemon peel oil, spicy. The candles, sulphur and five-spice powder brought from the Sherry Bucket are intertwined with Genting’s unique cheese, banana, and coconut milk, and finally finished with charcoal fire, mocha, and 35% chocolate.
    • Taste
      For those who drink less Genting, the salt may feel a little bit too much. Although the overall taste is sour, the overall quality of this batch of barrels should be good. It brings out a little bit of sulfur and leather, and a variety of complex and sweet temperate fruits. Reminiscent of those bottling in history. The peat is still very strong. There is more smoked bacon than the smell, the shredded tobacco, the fat is no longer the sweetness of the beginning, only the big oil, furniture wax, and finally the bitterness of ginger, pepper, licorice, white wood and matcha.
      Strong, good fat, indifferent sweetness, a little sour, trace tannins, slightly astringent, obvious bitterness, no pungency, no alcohol.
    • Finish
      Longer, sea salt, peat, pepper, matcha, cheese.

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  3. SAND scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    NOSE: Initially dry peat smoke and not much more, perhaps some sweetness in the background. With air; dried fruits and very sweet malt juice, raw like fresh wort. Dark bread, mint. (89p)
    TASTE: Peat smoke, aniseed, dark liquorice, mild black pepper, sweetness. Intense. With water; Oilier, slightly more peppery, less liquorice (88-89p)
    FINISH: Long aftertaste. (88-89p)
    OVERALL: Total score 88-89 points.

  4. rb854 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Strawberry, apple, peat, mango and fig. With water some cocoa.
    • Taste
      More peat. Red apple, strawberry and pepper.
    • Finish
      Peat, cherry and caramel.

  6. Allandale scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Body: gentle and soft.
    • Nose
      Dundee cake, raisin, pecan , smoke. More sherry than smoke.
    • Taste
       The peat bedded down in the rich fruitcake character given by the sherry cask. Subtle, rich and weighty.
    • Finish
      Oily.

  7. Bram84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  9. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      84 84

  11. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Review 2014.12.22.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  12. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Very dens and complex and exceedingly spicy!

    Mighty peat, but also fruity and with sweetness.

    Not the most elegant one, in exchange earthy, 'dusty', 'rural' and powerful!

    A Longrow with a strong character!

    (2014.12.22.)
    • Nose
      peat, spiciness, apples, pears, cherry juice, milk chocolate, peated caramel, smoke, plums in hungarian sweet paprika powder, peppered cold Capuccino, raisins, oranges, nitro thinners, some more coffee flavors, cocoa powder, wood, raw meat, smoked bacon, wine cellar, bouillon cube, toffee, mocha chocolate
    • Taste
      Sherry, fruits, citrus, pepper, some salt, sour oranges, smoke, bitter coffee, peat, tart cask, cocoa powder, grapefruit, grilled meat / bacon, some malt and cereals, some sulphur, Sherry cask
    • Finish
      Sherry, wood, vegetables, plum peal, Bancha tea (jap. green tea), unseasoned legumes (lenses?), wholemeal flour, cardboard, bee's wax, impression of herbs

  13. p4blo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Although it is not my favourite type of whisky, I liked it!
    • Nose
      At first there is a hit of delicate smoke, a bonfire like smoke. When it settles a bit, a bunch of fruits appear - cherries, raisins, oranges and lemons. Plenty of spices there too, pepper in the first place. Complex.
    • Taste
      A spicy one it is. Loads of pepper, chili and ginger, like a regular Springbank. The peat smoke is there at the background gracefully complementing the spices and fruits.
    • Finish
      Very long. Pepper, peat and wood. Nice.

  14. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  15. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Not very 'typical' Longrow! 

    It tolerates warmth. Wonderfully in the mouth with his sour & fruits game. Also quite fiery. Balance of sherry and distillate. Round impression - but dominated by the spicy components (up to rigor).

    Tasting with FineSpirits_butler1.
    • Nose
      Cherry, alcohol, pickled plums, salt, smoke, smoked bacon, resin, red fruit jelly with vanilla pudding, sweet oranges, sherry from a distance, 'earthy', rum-grape-nut chocolate, raisins, cool breeze, you can feel the Sherry , spice from the barrel, peat and sherry mixture, candle wax, Sherry is very sweet, wood is emerging behind the wax, idea nutmeg, interplay of red fruits with spicy-earthy components, gradually peat in soft fruity game, wine cellar, association with planks, one could find some Sulphur, wort can very clearly (even 'sharp'), coffee with milk (sweetened), mocha cream, chocolate raisins, peat with some chocolate, idea cocoa, some toffee, dried banana, idea iodine on end
    • Taste
      Cherry juice, orange juice (much), (pickled) plums, spice - also pepper, sweet Sherry, some smoke / peat, wood, cocoa powder, leather, acidity (especially in the first half), fruit: currants ? raspberries ?, kirsch, barn, slightly earthy and spicy moments, some milk, herbal tea, mint, pinch of salt, sour apples, some high proof alcohol, tart dry berry, lychee approach, old (!) wood, just a minimum of 'Longrow'
    • Finish
      Spice, plums, oranges, cherries, wood, noble bitter chocolate, peat (clearly), cocoa powder, more smoke, coffee powder, raw potato, woody oiliness, hint of Sherry, a little mint, orange peel, at the beginning a short impression lychee again, pepper, kirsch, 'Mon Chery', partly clear Sherry taste, prickly pear?

  16. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    There is a equally matched relation of Sherry and the distillery-character:

    peat interchanges with fruits all the time.

    Good, atypical Longrow and recommendable.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  17. brian mac scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    lucky to get this from an auction at a good price,i like longrow and this is perfect,a delicate nose for its alcohol content with the light peat and sherry mixing perfectly,the palate is complex and the finish long with a lingering taste of light peat

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