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Longrow 12-year-old

Overall rating
87.18/100
votes
357
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Red
Bottled
20.08.2015
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
11 yrs Bourbon + 1 yr NZ Pinot Noir Casks
Number of bottles
9000
Strength
52.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Limited Edition
Bottle code
15/359
Barcode
810854001438
Added on
26 Aug 2015 11:20 pm by bert61nl
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 94,62

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Whisky Reviews for Longrow 12-year-old

71 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.18 points

  1. pianoman scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Starts closed. Remote campfire smoke, oatmeal, lemon cake. Clay, damp sand. Chamomile, lilac.
    • Taste
      At first surprisingly soft. Apple pie, lemon drops, then a little sharper. Slight sticky sweetness. Cornflakes. At the end a bit thin.

  2. Mascht scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    the much finer and more subtle brother of RED 13yo Malbec; taste both equally good
    • Nose
      Dirty peat smoke, marzipan, caramel, red fruits and some bacon
    • Taste
      fine, creamy, delicate oak, cowshed, sweet, mineral and maritime
    • Finish
      very long, sweet as a liqueur

  3. schero scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A very delicious longrow RED. Certainly not the best in terms of complexity, but that does not matter.
    • Nose
      Typical mineral with as expected a bit more smoke than a Springbank has, including sweet red fruits, sweet orange peel, vinous, boiled strawberries, blazing log fire
    • Taste
      Sweet red fruits, light and mineral smoke, the sweetness dominates first, then it is pepperier, burnt strawberry jam, creamy
    • Finish
      Pleasant and mineral oak bitterness, again the smoke is only slightly noticeable, chocolate with red fruits

  4. dram_on scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    I can see the love for the whole Red series with this one, but the red wine influence wasn't strong enough for me. Maybe an extra year of finishing would have helped?

  5. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Tasted blind at the PO 2016.

     For me this is quite a nice whisky and a somewhat successful red wine finish. It’s not superb or so, but then again it’s one of the best red wine cask finishes I tasted. This must be due to the great starting point of Springbank distilled Longrow and the smokiness of that distillate. The taste has a bit of a sweet and sour feel to it that makes it almost fizzy

    All in all not bad for a red wine cask matured (finished) single malt.
    • Nose
      A rich and sweet whisky with aromas of butter, caramel, soft smoke, vinegar (white balsamic), coumarin, vanilla, berries (strawberries, blackcurrant), banana, old books, beeswax, honey, floral tones (dandelions), hay, grass, charred oak, fudge, cake, milk chocolate, rum raisins, cardboard, apricots, subtle sulfur and soft oak.
    • Taste
      A powerful, sweet/sour and fresh whisky with aromas of green apple, wine vinegar, tannins, pear, pepper, minerals, chili pepper, fatty smoke, cedar wood, subtle honey, vanilla, caramel, hay, straw, damp leaves, hemp rope, dried flowers, cardboard, grape seeds, cherries, fudge, red fruits, berries, apricots, subtle brine, saw dust and spicy oak.
    • Finish
      A long and dry finish with aromas of stronger smoke, apple peels, vanilla, tannins, grape seeds, minerals, licorice root and oak.

  6. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:

    Longrow 12 yo 'Red' (52.9%, OB, Pinot Noir, 9000 bottles, 2015)  11 years in bourbon wood (aahhh), 1 year in Pinot Noir (heeey?) Seriously, I’m not a fan of red-wine-finished peaters, but while I almost hated the cab (WF 70), the shiraz (WF 79) and the Port (WF 78) have been a little more to my liking. I love pinot noir, but maybe not in my whisky, let’s see… Oh and it’s not even Burgundy or Alsace pinot noir, it’s a Kiwi. Colour: salmony/apricoty. Nose: wait, this seems to work, more or less. Sulphur, blackcurrant buds, floor cloth (typical pinot noir), ham, bananas, then cakes, strawberry jam… I don’t find this particularly unbalanced, mind you. With water: dust, old wine cellar, all things musty, old bookshop in a small northern village (wot?)… It’s not unpleasant, it’s just peculiar. The strawberries have vanished – all for the better. Mouth (neat): rather more difficult. Stems and leaves plus lime and Haribo’s strawberry gums, British strawberry-flavoured yoghurt, a feeling of cheapish champagne rosé, with a gingery fizziness… It’s a fine drink, just not very ‘whisky’ in my book. So far. With water: starts to pitch and toss, so to speak. Old leaves, salt, old brine, dust… Finish: long, smokier again, void of any fruitiness. Comments: oh, why not? But you know, grape and grain… (not talking about sherry, Madeira, and other such wines). SGP:465 - 78 points.

  7. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    hmm a soliger Malt
    the smoke decreases towards the finish
    he needs water
    he is not my case
    The Pinot Noir barrel has left little mark on the leather, which is easy to notice
    • Nose
      Smoke, red fruit, light leather, slightly ash, minimal ham
      later pastries, dark sourdough bread, slightly sweet
      with water: more smoke, more pastries, vanilla is more
    • Taste
      soft at first, then very strong
      Oak, the alcohol is pricking, dark, leather, smoke
      later shiking and towards the finish a note I can not name the sweet and spicy
      with water: softer, slightly floral, more pronounced this sweet-spicy note
    • Finish
      medium long
      but thin, no more smoke, harsh, astringent !!
      later easily sulfur and rotten eggs
      with water: honey, sweetie

  8. Ra_Di scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  9. schengel10 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A good Longrow from the Red series; a bit expensive, but "classic handicraft" in the "distilling museum" has its price!
    [Color] copper;
    • Nose
      fruity (plums), wine aromas, delicate smoke, wood, bitter oak;
    • Taste
      diluted: decent onset; Fruits, grapes, red wine, oily body, some smoke, increasingly pepper, spice, bitter oak;
    • Finish
      medium length, slightly smoky, strong bitter oak;

  10. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This is not unlike the 14yo (WID: 113732). However, he does everything a little less extreme. But that does not mean that it's a smooth malt. But on the contrary. The "sulfur notes" are also here, just not so pronounced. He retains this overall dark charisma, but is a bit more moderate. Put simply, this is a 14yo Light. What I do not like about the red is that the finish seems a little bit set up for me.

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