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Longrow 18-year-old

Overall rating
88.74/100
votes
165
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Bottled
04.2015
Stated Age
18 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
15/178
Barcode
610854657000
Added on
09 Jun 2015 7:56 am by Slamme
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 144.00

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Whisky Reviews for Longrow 18-year-old

32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.74 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Ranking 1.Nase, 2 mouth and finish the nose is really nice
    • Nose
      dense foggy smoke, slightly iodine, medicinal, spicy, camphor, slightly sourish note, a slice of sourdough bread with orange marmalade - strangely enough, a spicy cucumber lies beside it, now smooth, beautiful apricot aromas and peat, it gets sweeter, herbs hang from the scales to dry, dusty, as JdH said so nicely
    • Taste
      cool noble antidote, apricot jelly, marzipan flash, typical Sprinkbank this alcohol feel, nutty chocolate, white pepper with some cardamom and chilli, 2nd sip, marzipan with yellow fruit and pepper, distinct, full yellow fruit: apricot and bittersweet orange marmalade
    • Finish
      long, sweet apricot, spicy, apart discreet and pleasant

  2. Archer scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    The fruit notes and the smoke are perfectly matched. On the tongue, it shows as in the nose and is in no way monotonous. If "round" as a description was not so worn out and meaningless, you could call this whisky unconditionally "absolutely round".
    • Nose
      Ah, slightly smoked orange peel, lovely. Not too dominant, the oranges. There is certainly more ... Smoke is subtly perceptible, the fruits that come now (in addition to the oranges and peaches, papaya and a little honey melon) give the nose a pleasant freshness. Almond flavor and marzipan bread at the base. A fantastic nose, everything fits together great.
    • Taste
      The nose continues seamlessly on the tongue: a fruit salad made of oranges, peaches, papaya and melon, gently enveloped by peat smoke. Not noticeable on the nose, the oak shows on the tongue and ensures a pleasant dryness. Sea salt, some seaweed (but really just a little). The taste of freshly baked bread + heather honey = a honey bread. Over time comes pepper and paprika, as well as thyme and rosemary. The oak pushes, displaces the fruits and lures the smoke forward.
    • Finish
      Long, dry with a lot of oak, residual sweetness of oranges, smoky.

  3. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    An almost perfect whisky.
    • Nose
      The nose is incredibly dense and beautiful. A nice sweetness, oranges, marzipan, vanilla, oak, hints of peat. Over time slight hints of docks in the background.
    • Taste
      typical leaflet notes, orange peel, light peat, vanilla, pepper, oak, perfectly auspalanciert
    • Finish
      Pepper, tropical fruits, orange peel, tart oak and a peat aroma that ends with the oak.

  4. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    From the large Bordeaux glass, the Longrow is immediately more intense in the nose: more sherry, ripe blackberries (instead of the orange), elegant oak. The flavor graduation is still wonderfully clear, only he seems from the big red wine glass still a few years more mature. In the mouth, the malt comes a bit more intense, but retains the sherry-dark fruit and oak character. Wet moss is added, intensive herbs, now also delicate peat flavors. The finish remains on the clearly staggered dark fruit oak side with strong spiciness. The Longrow from the red wine glass is in my opinion no better than the Premium Snifter, only different. Nice different.
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    The Longrow with its wonderfully clear aroma range between spice, sweetness and freshness remotely reminds me of the 25-Pulteney. The smoke and peat flavors are more present in one day and less present in another. A very lively malt with many faces ...
    • Nose
      The first impression: a freshly sliced ​​juicy orange. Clear sherry comes from the background, followed by wet moss. Very fresh, clear and round. Sliced ​​orange slices lie on a wet forest clearing in the morning.
    • Taste
      The Longrow comes very oily in the mouth. However, the spice is now there: Some marjoram. Oak. The fruitiness goes from the orange towards the peach and towards the sherry. Some menthol, nice tingle. The longer and more often you have the malt in your mouth, the more aromas appear. Again, everything is very clear staggered, as in the nose.
    • Finish
      The finish is then some dirty damp forest floor and a few old wet oak planks.

  6. spigray scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    I liked the 2014 expression very, very much, let´s see if this one is similar
    n: yes it is similar indeed. seems a bit more winey but not for bad. ink!
        same wonderful smokiness, the chalky aromas are a bit less but still there.
        something metallic but not youngish, do you know how old guitar strings smell?
        (ahemm) same aromas of cotton mill and wet wool. wonderful again.
    t: oily and good oomph, sweet smoke, sweet lemons ( I know they do not exist)
       mandarins, olive oil. always hard to pin the flavours down, but it is so wonderful.
    f: long, still complex
    comments: if there was a hymn for that whisky I´d sing it every day.
                       one of my all time favourites.
    92/100

  7. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Longrow 18yo comparison between 2013 (WID: 43388), 2015 (WID: 69018), 2018 (WID: 111830)

    They are clearly different from each other.

    The 2013 is clearly the most idiosyncratic. It has notes that remind me of lemon balm sweets, maybe some lemon detergent and herbal tea with sugar candy. The sherry is more yellow-fruity and sour. Mineral notes. The smoke is reminiscent of a glowing candle wick. The mouthfeel is somewhat similar to wine.

    The 2015 is much more balanced. The citrus fruits are now candied. Here too, the fruits of the sherry are more yellow, but they appear fuller and fuller than in the 2013 season. In addition beautiful caramel notes and herbal sweets. The smoke is rather subtle and sweet. Finally, beautiful oak and spices

    The 2018 is overall much darker in character. The color also suggests. The fruits are no longer yellow here, but rather dark and tart. Then tobacco and leather. The wood notes present themselves more in the form of tree bark. The smoke is also a bit stronger and spicy here. In the end, musty notes, cold smoke and chocolate.

    The 2013 is somehow not so me. Certainly has funny notes in it, but I don't seem to like the way they interact.
    I think the 2015 is really delicious, everything looks nice and homogeneous without being boring. Enough character and still elegant.
    The 2018 has the clearest sherry influence. But it is certainly not overloaded. That leaves enough room for the longrow. It also tastes good to me.

    In a direct comparison, I like the 2015 best. Just before the 2018. I don't really like 2013.

  8. Dieter_W scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      In the first moment behave in the nose.
      You also have to look for the smoke.
      The fruitiness is immediately in the nose.
      From apricots, peaches to gooseberries everything is available.
      Also a slice of sourdough bread dipped in herbal tea
      He has something to offer, too.
      There is some vanilla and smoke in the background.
    • Taste
      slightly spicy - pointed and alcoholic on the palate.
      Me more than 46%.
      Even the age? I would have appreciated blind much younger.
      Little wood for the age
      If he lasts longer in the glass also much vanilla by.
    • Finish
      Nothing special . Medium length.
      Well made and fine malt.
      For the offered but too expensive

  9. Noface83 scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    Nose: orange marmalade, apricot kernels, oak chips, aromatic but subtle smoke with metallic impact, maritime nuances sparkle from time to time, lemon refreshing towels, very ripe and aromatic
    Taste: soft and full, a fruit basket (now with fermented exotic fruits), delicate smoke and peppery oak, garden herbs, this old wood whisky flavor from the whiskys of the good old days. The finish is a nice mix of herbal tea, apricot jam, now a bit musty smoke and a lot of oak. Unfortunately only medium
    The best longrow I ever had in my glass - a great experience. This is how mature whisky must taste.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. HammerHead scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

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