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Longrow 1995

Overall rating
83.07/100
votes
220
Whiskybase ID
WB529
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Wood Expressions
Vintage
02.1995
Bottled
08.2005
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Refill + Fresh Tokaji Wood Finish
Number of bottles
7440
Strength
55.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
610854377007
Added on
22 oct 2007 5:34 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 217.64

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220 × member ratings

367 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Longrow 1995

37 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.07 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    very idiosyncratic and interesting
    The exquisite sweetness of a Tokaji is the result of everything and mixes with the notes of bitter old whisky (barrel influence), very full of character
    the longer the better, I might like it
    Here the name really is Tokaji & Wood's motto
    for a 10y very intense
    a breath of a very old Springbank ... I take one last sip to dream ....

    a big old house
    an old man in his library by the fireplace
    he pretends to read
    drinks his whisky,
    Smokes his cigar and is far away ...
    it smells like old books, smoke from the fireplace
    and after the old walnut paneling
    maybe he is at the late vintage for the Tokaji
    in the vineyards of Hungary
    then he is not alone ...
    psst ... we close the door
    a very sweet memory in the mouth

    91 out of 100 points
    I touched the sky
    thanks Marko_I
    • Nose
      Raisins, cold tobacco,
      Plum and walnut liqueur, a hint of tar, raw cake dough in the background,
      some engine oil,
    • Taste
      there are the moldy raisins that are already starting to ferment,
      Walnut, cinnamon and clove, tar, sugar couleur, cigar
      dry on the palate
    • Finish
      Long & dry, bitter, birch bark, sugar couleur
      Smoke and sweet malt come to an end, but stay dry
      getting sweeter

  2. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A blender in the nose (in a positive sense), it looks older than it is. But it also does a good job, as it shows on the tongue and in the finish.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Even without this color, which pushes you in this direction, you couldn't have "overlooked" the raisins and dried plums. In addition sweet and overripe grapes without delivering a fermented note. Spicy, herbal, old leather, tobacco. ten years? Really?
    • Taste
      88 88
      Creamy and full, tongue-intensive treatment. Raisins, dried plums, wild berries, blackberries, blueberries. Dry wood, hazelnuts. If he looked even older in the nose than he really is, he behaves absolutely age-appropriate on the tongue. Nutmeg, pepper, cloves, bay leaves - and always a pleasant sweetness from spiced grapes.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Stays on the tongue for a long time, then sometimes shows a few smoky, smoky notes, with spiced grapes and plums, dark chocolate, blackberry jam, cinnamon.

  3. Gortheryn scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    You love him or you hate him - I like him a lot! Something different and nowadays (2021) rather an exception!

  4. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Longrow 13yo 51.3% Red WID: 94433 vs. Longrow 1995/2005 55.6% Tokaji WID: 529 vs. Longrow 2000/2008 55.8% Gaja Barolo WID: 1910

    The red is a very tasty malt. The Longrow Rauch along with the spicy and fruity notes of Malbec. The finish tends to make the malt smoother. I just seem to have a problem with maturing in the wine barrel. Somehow, the wine often seems to me to be put on. Unfortunately, this is also the case here. But it's probably just up to me.

    Now the Tokaji. Rarely had so many raisins / rum raisins with a whisky. It's really interesting. This is partly reminiscent of PX. The smoke is more reserved compared to the red. This is probably covered by the Tokaji. Then sticky in the mouth, but then the oak is there too and it gets a lot drier.
    Funny part. Not bursting with harmony now, but somehow tasty. But can also understand if you don't like it that much.

    With the Gaja the smoke is now more intense again. Also more intense than the red. In addition, the fruits are darker than the red, but not as dark as the tokaji. Overall, however, closer to the Tokaji. Overall, the Gaja is tart and spicy, but less dry than the Tokaji.

    Interestingly, I didn't have these "wine problems" with Tokaji and Gaja

    The Tokaji is a pretty extrovert colleague. You have to like it. I kind of like it.
    The Gaja is on the tart and sweet side and does its job well. Also considering the age.
    The Red is probably the most accessible. A good malt if I didn't have these "wine problems" more often.

  5. Snerik scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    This is just so cool! A special whisky, but it’s much to my liking. Then again, I’m a big fan of Tokaji and Sauterne wine, so… Swims like an Olympic medallist! 
    • Nose
      Hihi, what a nose! Cinnamon, burnt sugar, marzipan, peat, cloves, sage, sour cream & union crisps!!! How cool is that!? And even some slightly sweeter, tropical notes in the background. I guess that’s the cask working. And it’s working towards my liking. 
    • Taste
      It’s peaty, dry and the cask influence is really coming through here. Red apples, peaches, some lemon and that sugary feeling. 
    • Finish
      The finish is big and the first zip (without having added water) it just a punch in the face! Bang peat! With water it finds its place, settles down and offers a rather more pleasant experience. Long finish, notes of peat, red apples, sugar and cookie dough. 

  6. VintagePaddy scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      77 77

  7. dramidaris scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. Odinson scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  9. WHISKY BEAKER scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    In the beginning I did not liked it... too dry, too woody (like biting on a dry piece of Hungarian oakwood) and not much of Aszú/Tokaji to be found to be honest.
    Now a few years later and a level well under the neck it's a lovely dram...
    I still do not get much of that Tokaji taste (but maybe I am spoiled as we do open quite a few bottles a year of the king of wines, and maybe I do expect to much)
    It's more a different take on a Longrow that is now quite enjoyable after a difficult introduction...
    Let's see how this evolves in time.

  10. Nazin scored this whisky 68 points Expert Junior

    I saw a comment "You love him or you hate him" and that's true I guess. Definitely not my style.

    Nose: balsamic vinegar, tart, walnut liquer, plums, raisins.
    Taste: vinegar, sour, tart, overcooked fruits, walnuts, sugar.
    Finish: long, rotten, overcooked fruits.

  11. Dris scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  12. ctu scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  13. Cubey666 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Having read some reviews of this one... Am very curious of I will like it or not...

    Really interesting combination of smells and tastes!
    • Nose
      87 87
      Caramel, blue cheese, vanilla, blueberry cake, light smoke, bit of peat, nuts such as wallnuts. Crème brulé, raisins.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Berries, peat, ash, smoke, raisins. Bit meaty.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Ash, nuts, berries, brie cheese, long finish with motor oil... Wut?

  14. VWWW scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Sweet on the nose, dates, syrup, molasse...
    Taste: here comes the peat, lifted by a good alcohol content, still enough of that sweetness.
    Finish: medium to long, sweet and drying, woody.

  15. nallacam scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    Almost inedible for me, but would like to point out that there are certainly people who get their money's worth with this whisky.
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      65 65

  16. gaboruso scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  17. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I can understand that this is a love-it-or-hate-it whisky for many, but I just like it.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Blueberry, caramel, salami, peat, sulphur and cheese.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Blueberry, salami, caramel, spice and cheese.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Blueberry and salami.

  18. ctu scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    I think this is not a good Longrow finish. Doesn't really come back the Tokaj wines in the taste, it's too dry.
    • Nose
      Tokaj wine comes well. Musty basement, exotic fruits, marzipan and camphor.
    • Taste
      Powerful, peaty and dry. Big oak and some sweet fruit.
    • Finish
      Medium length, peaty.

  19. Calmar scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Cheerfully and unusually, the barrel is very active, a lot of raisins, but it differs from sherry, interesting spices, the basis here appears more as a canvas, but the result pleases with the depth and variety of ingredients.
    • Nose
      An open, damp, raw oak barrel, raisins, pitted grapes, even more raisins, new wet leather goods, lemon, fondant, carpentry notes, dry treated wood, light mineral tones
    • Taste
      Clearly pronounced raisin, sweet and sour, with a soft peppery wave (moderate red pepper), spicy astringent oak, creamy notes, orange peel, eucalyptus.
    • Finish
      Spicy, cinnamon, ginger, fennel, caraway, camphor, oak, a little raisins, grape seeds, oily, orange juice, tangerine peel.

  20. rpvdwel scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  21. Hvdree scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

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

  22. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      84 84

  23. Bram84 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  24. Landryn scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  25. Sb17sw scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      86 86

  26. megabreit scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    One of the few malts with wine finish that I really like. This malt looks older to me and more mature than it is.
    • Nose
      Intense and fruity, I immediately associate sweet wine, plum cake, wet leather gloves that are dried over a campfire, rum raisins and mocha
    • Taste
      Oily and sweet, again plums and old damp leather, the barrel contributes a slightly dusty bitter note, pleasant touch of cold cigar smoke
    • Finish
      Long and warm, sweet fruit, dry dustiness and again waves of smoke are here to fight at eye level

  27. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    I love Tokaiji whiskys, and this is my second favorite after Edradour Tokaji Matured!
    • Nose
      dry-sour, dark berries, with the typical earthy-musty-mushroom-longrow smoke note
    • Taste
      fruity-sweet-sour, plum jam, overripe / lightly fermented / fermented fruit: plums, redcurrant and blackberries, grapes, and again sweetish-earthy soil, leather
    • Finish
      slightly acid, slightly smoky bitterness, dry-furry mouthfeel

  28. Noface83 scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    Nose: subtle aromatic but also sulphurous smoke, cold coffee, lemon juice, cranberry, plum, a hint of vinegar and a pinch of salt.
    Taste: full and aromatic, earthy, coffee grounds, brown sugar and Plaumenmuß. The finish is medium-long and aromatic with bitter roasted aromas and baked plums, but it comes through again some sulfur and tartaric acid
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  29. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A deep and complex whisky, with flavors that is not suitable for everyone apparently. The nose and the taste are not really synchronized which could be great for some and off-putting for others. fruity on the nose and earthy on the palate. Personally, I think this is really interesting. 

    (Rating interval 88-92)
    • Nose
      Wow! what is this? Coffee, almond, dried cranberry, some citrus as well as mixed fresh berries. Peat? Not really what I can find.
    • Taste
      Great texture, full-bodied with hints of root-crop, turnip, horseradish and parsnip. Brown sugar, dark treacle and again dark roasted coffee beans. I think there is some yellow mustard seed at the end.
    • Finish
      Long and lingering with with the root-crop, also some cabbage now, soya sauce, brown sugar and the coffee beans with soil and dust. The peat is there but I have had Springbanks with much more peat.

  30. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    tasted with Aby
    • Nose
      sulphur, oily, orange, worchester sauce, gooseberries and band-aid
    • Taste
      oaky, orange, vanille, spices and oily
    • Finish
      spices and bowl fruits - peach

  31. ralfh scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    The Longrow is easy to drink, I miss the harmony, the flavors are so unclear and not well integrated, it lacks a few years .....
    • Nose
      Red fruits, iodine, seaweed, alcohol, oak Cinnamon, cocoa, almond, hazelnut A little bit of baked apple comes with a drop of water
    • Taste
      Honey, milk chocolate, red pepper & chili, cinnamon can be found again
    • Finish
      Long finish, baked apple, light bitterness, chocolate

  32. Cast Olila scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  33. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  34. Schmidtchen scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    I have to take up the cudgels for that longrow, because I just like it - maybe I also have an other edition. It your bottle doesn`t have a cork taint (like my first had) - this Longrow comes along quite well matured. Nothing of rotten fruit or anything.
    Mostly fresh fruits with more citrus flavours and a bit of walnut and mainland european wildhoney in the end. That`s why you have to consider that this malt is nothing for the typical Islay blabla peatmonster chap (and I like Islay malts like octomore and supernova, too), this one`s for open minded people.

  35. Master Quill scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Heard that this was Refill Sherry before the Tokaji. Very Strange outcome...

  36. hsmithjr scored this whisky 58 points Connoisseur

    Horrible.  How did this ever escape the distillery?  Very bad choice of casks on this one.  Avoid at all costs. (And I am a Longrow fan)
    • Nose
      Hmmmm.  Fruit flavored gum.  Sangria.  Elmer's glue.  Overripe fruits.  Medicinal.
    • Taste
      Big and sweet.  Old damp wood.  Rotten oranges.  Excrement?
    • Finish
      Oily and long (which is a shame).  Peat smoke.  Old, used charcoal. 

  37. Feusi scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Powerful and a bit sharp in the nose, sweet with wood and peat. In the mouth, oily, sweetness and fruity. Dry peat in the medium finish. This is for me not an good maturation example.

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