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Longrow 11-year-old

Overall rating
86.94/100
votes
329
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Red
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Fresh Port Casks
Number of bottles
9000
Strength
51.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
Longrow Red 14/312
Barcode
610854000783
Added on
26 Aug 2014 10:18 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 190.17

Whisky Reviews for Longrow 11-year-old

48 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.94 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. Andytka3 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Nose:-
    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.

    Palate:-
    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

  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. dramspotter scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    one to savour - the petrol elements would suggest it wouldn't work as is my experience with Kilkerran but they are more intriguing then offputting in this bottling. Great marks for palate and finish.
    • Nose
      82 82
      sooty, rubber, petrol, red wine
    • Taste
      87 87
      syrup and rich berries with peat in the mix heading into the
    • Finish
      86 86
      medium+; powerful with burnt plastic emerging. A hint of woody bitterness near the dying end

  5. Макс scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The port influence on the nose is barely, but on the taste it comes nicely. Another good long finish from Longrow.
    • Nose
      Peat, herbals, salted minerals, exotic fruits and musty basement.
    • Taste
      Powerful and spicy. Citruses, cheese, pepper and ginger, cocoa and wood smoke.
    • Finish
      Long, bittersweet, spicy.

  7. pianoman scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Smoke from the log fire, strawberries, sour cherries. Some leather and tobacco. Mint, sage, lemon thyme.
    • Taste
      Pickled cherries, orange sweets, pepper. Some leather and ashes. Fruit gum. Medium.

  8. larswehmeier scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      The heavy sweetness of the port initially covers everything with raisins and nuts. Then the smoke pushes forward with earthy-musty notes and slightly acidic leather. Exciting nose that I like a lot.
    • Taste
      Strong start. Full mouthfeel. First creamy sweet, but then quickly dry with plenty of oak. The leather is also back, but more restrained than in the nose. Hardly any smoke.
    • Finish
      Long and warm. Dry. A lot of oak.

  9. vojt466 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very good whisky, which is hard to find because of the limited number of bottles.
    • Nose
      At first light grass tones, matolin, later on the sweetness of the syrup, port, oak tones, a solid dose of spiciness. Vanilla, caramel, creamy chocolate, peat background. Very pleasant scent
    • Taste
      The initial onset of peat followed by ginger spice, vanilla, caramel, bitter chocolate, wine tones, citrus and salt.
    • Finish
      In the aftermath of chocolate, vanilla, oak, wine, once again pronounced ginger spice and salt.

  10. LukasJakubDrabek scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    The double-aged Longrow RED Cabernet Sauvignon has enjoyed much more. This one wants time, a lot of time to open.
    • Nose
      A dilapidated cellar, clay, leather, (water) sugar candy, tartar butter, Coca-Cola, red and yellow fruits.
    • Taste
      Mandarin, smoke, bitter chocolate, (with water) ginger tea, mint, white pepper, nectarine.
    • Finish
      Cherries in chocolate, chalk, (with water) grape grains, grapefruit juice.

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