Longrow 18-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Stated Age
18 years old
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
09 Jun 2015 7:56 am by Slamme

Average value

€ 143,74

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Whisky Reviews for Longrow 18-year-old

28 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.70 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. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. HammerHead scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  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. squaadgras scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. Greenkeeper scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    CommentsOn one hand a true masterpiece but on the other hand a bit boring. This is not a Longrow as  a Longrow should be, this is a kind of "Bankrowburn" with the best achieveable balance. 

    A superb whisky but way too expensive and as I mentioned a little bit boring. Can't comply with the ultrahigh ratings, I give a very high "90" though, but rather more relating to the outstanding quality and balance than the sheer joy of drinking which would probably only be a "88".
    • Nose
      made from a blind tasting sample !

      Nose"Olde english" Chivers marmelade combined with wood chips, spontaneous identified as "Springbank"  (so I was wrong ;-)  ) It could also have been a "Bankrowburn" because there was so little smoke in the nose, that I never got the idea, it could have been a Longrow - which it is. I would have prefered a real, typical Longow.After a while, the dram becomes a bit more sooty and dusty. After all very complex, rounded and compact. A masterpiece in the nose so to say.
    • Taste
      TasteIt starts very smooth with dutch milk chocolate (vanHouten) combined with a mouthful of rather dry orange peel (really the dry peel ! ) but after a few seconds it turns spicier, but never sharp. Perhaps just like some swedish oat cookies together with a tiny bit of fresh ginger, only medium bodied  but nevertheless very pleasant
    • Finish
      Finishduration of the aftertaste is only middle, this seems to apply to the medium body. But also very pleasant. mouth watering Orange, now more fleshy and not dry, but turning drier into some mild espresso with a little bit of white pepper.


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