Longrow 11-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Stated Age
11 years old
Fresh Port Casks
Number of bottles
51.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Longrow Red 14/312
Added on
26 Aug 2014 10:00 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 288.02

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Whisky Reviews for Longrow 11-year-old

65 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.12 points

  1. mothers_finest scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Jop - that's cool. You can safely drink without water (as i did) but I can imagine that with water is also good! A great part - but bite is nice :) One more gulp: Now this caramel comes even more. A bit dried fruit in the nose, brown sugar and a stain in the panties! Yes 11 years in the port wine barrel are already awesome. Not as intrusive sweet as some of the side by side with Port Finish, but - how should I say - just different.
    • Nose
      A bit sour, peach, nut, a bit bitter, like walnut. Yes, the right strawberry edge as often in port whisky I do not have. It's rather all the orange fruits like peach, mango, apricot. The acidity is pleasant, so not vinegar but rather rosé wine. I hardly have any vanilla and wood. He also smells fresh rather than typical Springbank musty.
    • Taste
      Caramel and .... Boah that has to be sorted first ... Yes caramel, nuts, leather armchairs, and the aforementioned mustiness (my association with the chair). After 5 seconds of chewing, the quite heavy seasoning, the oak cargo and the fruits come after. But also not really strawberry and the typical dark fruits, but rather tangerine, or orange peel. Maybe it's the oak that reminds me of the orange peel's bitterness? Breathing through my nose I have a touch of cinnamon, as well as a kind of sugar that I can not really define. I just call it 'cutie'. The whole thing is underlined by a not so fat smoky note as one would expect.
    • Finish
      For ages. The malt settles between the tooth and the cheeks and does not want to give way anymore. The mouth is constantly occupied with this pleasant bitterness. The acid I had in my nose is totally fizzy! In the finish, then again shows above game. Bauer gives this yoghurt with cereals, apricots and mango. This mouthfeel I have .... great!

  2. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Port, Rauch, 11 years: fits very well.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Red-fruity and smoky, light match wear. Very pleasant berry mix, forest berry jam, raspberry jelly. Chocolate, nougat, marzipan. Mineral, maritime, not too sweet.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Strong and mouth filling. Oily, heavy. Black cherries, deep dark grapes, ripe blackberries. Not just a trace of smoke, it really accelerates. Leather, rubber abrasion, machine oil, damp pebble, harbor basin in low water.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium-long and dry finish, with cherries and blackberries, smoke, a mineral note, only real from the Springbank Distillery.

  3. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Port + smoke in great interaction. Not very complex, but it just gives away totally in terms of taste.
    • Nose
      89 89
      The nose fits the name of the series, because it screams red, written in bold, over-ripe red fruits, not very sweet, but sour fruity, behind it is creamy, caramel, vanilla, like the cake floor under the fruit cover, the smoke is there, without playing a leading role, slightly spicy, towards wood smoke, over time, the spice is more dominant, some oak, leather, brown sugar, the nose is heavier and heavier, shortly it smells slightly burned
    • Taste
      90 90
      oily, the mouth is full, wow, sweet, red fruit, raspberry and cherry, slightly bubbly, great, the smoke lies like a pleasant veil over everything, wood smoke, short dry intermezzo, caramel, a hint of oak, supple, very pleasant in To drink cask strength
    • Finish
      88 88
      Nut comes to it, the red fruits last a long time, the smoke slowly fades, warming

  4. Andytka3 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Intense root and herb peat. Trademark pungency cling by the rusty
    mineral and coastal notes. After water, soft tropical fruit reveal, with
    tinge of nail polish.

    Big and vibrant mouthfeel. Rush of flavours make it handful to accept
    on first sip. Take a
    second sip to really enjoy the complexity. Refine sweet maraschino
    cherry and red dates with oak spiciness and dryness, good intensity,
    firm structure. Unbendable.

    Finish:- Smooth and long finish. Dry and raw nature. Chewy dram with creamy fruit aftertaste. Whiff of banana and red dates.

    One of the best I had tried lately, Totally a worthy winner as Best Campbeltown on WWA 2015.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  5. Mannix65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Successful combination of smoke and wine barrel aging, the complex structure of the Springbank distillate makes it very interesting
    • Nose
      Smoke and port, salt and sea, leather, redcurrants, red groats, with a little water appear subtle cereal notes and toasted toast - takes his time in the glass, but is very complex
    • Taste
      A lot of sweetness of port wine and smoke (am I enjoying a Dannemann Moods cigarillo?), Cranberry compote to game dishes, Swabian Träubleskuchen, in the end caramel and leather
    • Finish
      Warm, spicy, long, salty and appetizing

  6. nhuber scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Works best with a few drops of water, turns sweeter, more mellow and smoother and longer... Nice one.

  7. KDD scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. etwa77 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
      leather, red wine tannins, burnt engine oil, some dirt mixed with sun-parched herbs.. then comes the deluge of raspberries

      patience to give the spirit time to breathe and unfold is rewarded as it opens up spectacularly to reveal stronger smoke.. sweet and sour forest fruit jam.. strong citrus and, unexpectedly, coriander.
    • Taste
      90 90
      a wave of raspberry fizzy sweet drink hits first, the strong fruit note seems almost too strong to be real, as if chemically created.. moving into bitter, dry astringent - not necessarily pleasant, but totally interesting and my curiosity is picked!

      very potent.. strong oak.. sweetness is almost gone
    • Finish
      87 87
      still a little spicy and citrusy.. it becomes quite dry that i find myself thinking of a martini.. softer than i would have hoped for

  9. kimmosuo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. toklian scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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