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Longrow 18-year-old

Overall rating 119 votes 88.44
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
18 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
14/183
Barcode
610854657000
Added on
15 Jun 2014 5:32 pm by Jimjam
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Member rates

220 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 22
Taste 22
Finish 22
Balance 22

Tastingtags

19 Notes

Bosi
Expert Senior Bosi Tasting note
08 Aug 2017 8:01 pm
Bosi gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Chestnutoloroso sherry
Nose

Die Nase beginnt ganz klassisch, und zwar schön muffig. Der Rauch geht in Richtung verbranntes Streichholz. Dazu kommen frische Zitrusnoten, Wachs und ein Hauch Ragout oder Garam Masala. Wunderbar komplex!

Taste

Der Rauch ist wunderbar eingebunden und umspielt Milchschokoladen-, Minze- und Orangennoten. Mit etwas Zeit wird das Fass etwas deutlicher spürbar: Etwas Eiche, leicht trocken und Räucherfisch.

Finish

Der Abgang ist mittellang. Kalter Rauch, Tee und etwas Ingwer verbleiben.

Comments

Wie schon erwähnt ist diese Abfüllung toll komplex und hat Ecken und Kanten, klassisch Springbank. Trotzdem wirkt alles sehr ausgewogen und nie bemüht. So kreiert man großartige Whiskys. 

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malthead-sven
Expert Senior malthead-sven Tasting note
24 Jun 2017 3:52 pm
malthead-sven gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Chestnutoloroso sherry
Nose

reife, gelbe Birnen mit süßem und leichten Rauch, Kartoffelpuffer, Butterblumen und Kirschblüten, wie eine Frühlingswiese, Vanille-Kekse (Kipferl) dazu noch etwas Badesalz

Taste

ein breites Spektrum aus lieblich süß, würzig, rauchig und leicht trocken, wirkt insgesamt kräftiger als die Nase erwarten lies

Finish

lang, salzig, der Rauch bleibt weiter dezent eingebunden, Lakritz-Stangen und wieder leichte Meeres-Aromen

Comments

ausgewogen und gelungen, die Nase überzeugt am meisten

#Perlentaucher
Helgo
Connoisseur Helgo Review note
09 Mar 2017 4:56 pm
Helgo gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
88.5
Nose
88
Initial taste
89
Body
89
Finish
89
Price
87
Presentation
88
Christian = Sammelbegriff
Shane_IL
Expert Senior Shane_IL Tasting note
03 Dec 2016 3:07 pm
Shane_IL gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Salty Peaches. Apricot fruit leather. Sweet smoke, like a sugary jammy fire. Copper. Amaretto. Caramel cream. A little glue. Polished wood. Wood oils. Wet tobacco.

Taste

Apricot jam. Tar. Cotton candy. Molasses. Cigar ash. Stewed fruits in custard. Dried, salted meat. Rich wood. Hazelnuts.

Finish

Long. Dry wood tannins. Some notes of black tea. Rich wood smoke, kind of like mesquite wood chips. Dark berries. Plums. Coal dust. Caramel candies.

Comments
Tasted at a Malt Mongers Israel tasting evening.

A little on the spendy side, but man what an awesome whisky. It appears simple at first but then this explosion of complexity hits you and it’s just amazing. This is full of those really nice old-style whisky notes which go so well with the Springbank style peat. Delicious.

Reviewed in my blog:
https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2016/12/02/campbeltown-sans-springbank-night-with-malt-mongers-israel/

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Doctor B.
Expert Senior Doctor B. Review note
26 Oct 2016 11:01 pm
Doctor B. gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
87.4
Nose
87
Initial taste
88
Body
89
Finish
88
Price
85
Presentation
85
svenske2015
Expert Senior svenske2015 Note
12 May 2016 10:57 am

whiskyfun:

Longrow 18 yo (46%, OB, 2014) Five stars I know, I know, I’m late to the party, but we’ve got limited tasting capacity. By the way, the last 18 I’ve tasted, a 2011 expression, had fetched 92 in my book, so our expectations are high… Colour: pale gold. Nose: ah yes. Silver cutlery, old coins, tin boxes, linseed oil, chalk, this very peculiar waxy smokiness that’s so very Longrow, and an odd fruit, which I never managed to pin down, although I know it does exist. What’s this unusual fruit that one can find in Longrow? Any clues? Some pinesap as well, old herbal liqueur from Mitteleuropa, mothballs (which is very Longrow indeed)… Mouth: it is oh-so-good! Lemongrass, linseed oil, mint, green tea, smoked fish, soft green curry, citronella, a little natural vanilla… Although when I’m reading my older notes, it seems that this newer expression is a little less wood-driven, which is just, well, cool. Everything’s perfect. Finish: quite long, a tad oakier now, with a lingering gingery touch and this feeling of having just eaten carbon paper, ink, and cigar ashes. Comments: whisky with character, attitude, self-respect, and individuality. The opposite of these modern one-note whiskies. SGP:454 - 92 points.
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spigray
Expert Senior spigray Note
14 Feb 2016 2:09 pm
spigray gave this whisky 92 points

n: typical campbeltown smokiness with soot and ashes, also briny notes as usual.
    various oils like linseed oil and sunflower oil and smells of garages and farmyard.
    raw wool, cotton mill.
t:  oily mouthfeel with good oomph and a sweet-sour arrival.
    the fruitiness is stronger than on the nose but you can find all components
    of the nose together with  some chalky notes.
f:  long, dry with an idea of walnut and a little musty
comments: not an easy whisky, a little austere but very unique and very good.

92/100

Opeth83
Expert Senior Opeth83 Review note
30 Jan 2016 9:59 pm
Opeth83 gave this whisky 89 points

Erg kruidige neus, abrikozen, kaneel, snufje nootmuskaat en peper. Volle mond met honing en abrikozen. Afdronk komt de kaneel weer terug en honing, proef ook iets van laurierblad. 


Hele boeiende whisky, zou graag meer versies van deze 18 willen proeven. Idem voor Springbank 18's.

89pt
Weighted Rate
88.9
Nose
90
Initial taste
88
Body
90
Finish
90
Price
85
Presentation
88
maltaholic
Connoisseur maltaholic Note
16 Jan 2016 6:42 am
maltaholic gave this whisky 79 points

Milder Rauch, der Sherry ist deutlich spürbar, würzig, Nelken. Erinnert mich an einen Kilchoman. Aber nicht überzeugend.

moviemaniac
Expert Senior moviemaniac Note
05 Dec 2015 2:39 pm
moviemaniac gave this whisky 92 points

2014 edition:

The peat is nearly gone (which is about the only gripe I have with it, if I really wanted to search for one), but everything else is superb! This really is proper, old-style, no frills (mostly?) ex-sherry matured whisky, made by hand in a working museum, filled into great wood and carefully looked after. A very sexy dram in a Marilyn Monroe class kinda way.
92/100
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