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Longrow 1995

Overall rating
82.27/100
votes
179
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Tokaji Wood
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 750 ml
Barcode
610854377007
Added on
22 Oct 2007 5:34 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 223.21

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345 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Longrow 1995

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.27 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. 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. 

  4. nallacam scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    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

  5. gaboruso scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. ctu scored this whisky 82 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.

  9. 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.

  10. rpvdwel scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

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