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Longrow 11-year-old

Overall rating
87.11/100
votes
388
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 10:00 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 231.92

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Whisky Reviews for Longrow 11-year-old

59 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.11 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

    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

  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. Willum scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  7. the_muskox scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    I’d say it lives up to the hype. The port is integrated beautifully, with loads of Longrow character shining through. The peat is rich but not really intense or ashy, and has plenty of nice coastal and industrial notes. That herbal character that I sometimes haven’t really got along with in Longrow is here serving to amplify all the tropical fruit. That’s the cherry on top I think: those gorgeous mango and rich fruit notes.
    This is a must-try for Springbank fans, and the best peated-port whisky I’ve yet reviewed.

    Nose: Spiced fruit and rich smoke. Loads of fruit: Pear, orange, maraschino cherries, strawberries, raspberries, coconut, dates, and gobs of pineapple and mango. Mango for days. There’s that wood-fired oven note again. There’s some of that green flavor, too: eucalyptus, dandelions, and juniper. Musty barley notes, but with a sweet edge. Frosted scones and buttery croissants. The smoke sits way in the back at first, but came forward with time. There’s toasted sesame oil, peanuts, nori, beach rocks, and a good dose of industrial funk. Pickled ginger.

    Palate: Thick oily texture. Syrupy fruit at first. Red grapes, then red wine, ginger, dates, flowers, bacon, and sea salt. Loads of dried tropical fruit in the middle, balanced with plenty of savoury spice. Earthy barley, Szechuan pepper, brown sugar, poblano peppers, then dark chocolate. Toasted walnuts, nori, tobacco, black pepper, and grimy industrial peat smoke. Savoury spice notes of turmeric and cumin, with some sour earthy notes. Slightly lactic too, maybe. Those green notes come in at the back of the palate: camphor and eucalyptus, with more ginger.

    Finish: Long and rich. Coastal, layered, savoury-sour peat smoke. Banana, mango, pineapple, nectarine, maraschino cherries, and orange. Cinnamon-baked apples. Raspberry yogurt. Earthy and dank barley. Red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting. Slightly waxy. Fragrant black pepper. Honey and a trace of vanilla. Distant smoked fish and bacon. Toasted peanuts.

  8. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. Palindrome scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Longrows and Springbanks don't shine with port oftentimes. Not sure why. Just one of those things. The type of port casks sourced seem to be shipped in the warm weather months or from vintners that just don't have the best wood, probably due to the way the empty casks are stored.

    I really do like many Springbank and Longrow sweet wood bottlings. Just not usually the port or the burgundy which tends to remind me of the smell of old mountain cabins and the sweaty innards of ice skate boots (in a bad way), along with the kind of fruit leather that I detested as a boy.

  10. Squinugie scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

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