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Longrow 12-year-old

Overall rating
87.14/100
votes
416
Whiskybase ID
WB71395
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

€ 420.00

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Whisky Reviews for Longrow 12-year-old

82 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.14 points

  1. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    December 27, 2015 - I tried it - I didn't like it - I don't remember the details, but 82

    02/27/2021 - everything is good, tasty, drinkable, velvet whisky - 22 22 21 22 87

    so time heals, and we must try again those who breathed in the bottle, for the purity of the experiment!) - he has been breathing for several days - everything is just as good!

  2. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    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

  3. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The last time I had it was in October 2015. Back then I was very pleased with it, but I still like it very much, but unfortunately it doesn't trigger the enthusiasm I felt back then. However, the Pinot Noir barrel gets through well without overly covering the character of the distillery.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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?

  7. 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.

  8. Mannix65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The predecessor REDs were much more complex, he could have ripened longer in the wine barrel, I have the impression as if there were a fog over the red fruits, which therefore do not want to release their full aroma
    • Nose
      Cold smoke, raspberry jam, smell of a used empty red wine barrel, redcurrants, blood orange, red groats, if I hear some iodine in the background, could generally be more intense
    • Taste
      Strawberry, raspberry jam, red currant jelly, all from a used ashtray tasted, later nuances of sour cherry and rhubarb
    • Finish
      Very dry and tasty, again the raspberry

  9. Mannix65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  10. MarcinCh scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Dark brown color. A lot of oiliness.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Dark berries. Rather cute. Blueberries. There is a certain spiceiness. Smoke underneath. Caramel. Sweet, bright cake.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweetness. Sweet smoke. Dark berries. Spices. Milk chocolate. Minerality. Salt.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Smoke. Sweet. Caramel. Spices. Light dance. Quite a long finish. Salt.

  11. tancerz11111 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  12. DrunkDude scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    scbp-6644, Red's intermediate and upper level works, perfect but not perfect.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Salt and oil, unsteady smoked and jumping charred pineapple, micro sulfur, New World Pinot Noir, mint, camphor, tea mince, olive oil, microcomputer oil, coke asparagus, vegetable oil, overall lightness, stimulating Not strong. 89
    • Taste
      88 88
      QQ sugar, sweet grape juice, lemon, scorched bitterness, slight salt, charred vegetables, pineapple, Racket Leaf, fat, smoke, sesame pepper. The wine strength is medium, the fat feeling is medium to weak, slightly astringent, slightly burnt and bitter, and the salt feeling is slightly out of control. The flavor is a relatively balanced bottle in Longorw Red. p88b87
    • Finish
      88 88
      Scorched, slightly astringent, peel, slightly dark, but comfortable. 88

  13. Holzwurm scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  14. Ostap scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very good, although without the wow effect. Company profile.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Smoke, ash, whey, degrees feel like frost on a sunny winter day, melted milk, cookies, ice cream, baked apple, dry sea stones, burnt wood, exhaust fumes, fresh board, shingles, rubber, leather furniture, burnt cotton wool, rubber of black bread.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Juicy, moderately sweet, exotic fruit, apple, with meat.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Slightly longer than average, dry, tingling, with apple blight.

  15. bvrsky scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  16. toklian scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N21 P22 F22 B22

  17. NoobElias scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

  18. Funtik scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  19. Numwierum scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Wine gum, red grapes, some toffee and pastries behind them, plus a good dose of dirty smoke!
    The taste is a little more acidic, red sour berries, orange peel, pepper and some cinnamon. A certain dryness spreads in the mouth, the dirty smoke is always present! What remains is the dryness, coupled with a subtle spice and charcoal. All in all a good wine finish.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  20. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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

  21. Ra_Di scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  22. 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;

  23. 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.

  24. Willum scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  25. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    He has actually increased from sip to sip. The first impression was tame and almost lovely, but the first sip has argued completely differently. All in all, a pretty interesting whisky.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Starts sweet, fruit basket, raspberry, slightly effervescent, slightly spicy smoke, some resin, mint, a certain freshness resonates, altogether very harmonious, no burning, no alcohol noticeable, to it comes a little creamy, vanilla, a hint of iodine, after the first Mouth goes also in a spicy direction, a touch Maggi, some dirt / muff, Neapolitaner (nut waffle)
    • Taste
      87 87
      Tart in the mouth than expected, some sulfur, full-bodied, nut, really dry, not much sweetness, the raspberry is here, but here now sour, a good portion of oak, the second sip is better, because I am prepared, less sulfur more smoke , the tart impression is toned down, the red fruit goes through better, slightly floral, a little espresso, slightly spicy, ashes, all in all a good mouthfeel, no burning, well-integrated alcohol
    • Finish
      86 86
      Dry fading away, here I also only aware of the smoke, which was already there before, but was displaced by the first impressions of the taste quite unexpected after the smell, also here slightly nutty, medium long

  26. The Macallan scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    N: wine, fruit, briny
    P: fruit, sweet and some smoke
    F: juicy, briny and spicy
    C: Real class!

  27. Bram84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  28. larswehmeier scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Smoky strawberry jam! Aromatic campfire smoke and really sweet fruit. Significantly lighter and brighter in the nose than the first three editions of the RED. You can tell that he was in the bourbon barrel for a long time and only briefly in the wine barrel. Nevertheless, the darker and sour notes of the wine barrel come through here after some time.
    • Taste
      Strong onset but velvety mouthfeel. Tasty greasy smoke. Slightly sour leather tones. Dark berries.
    • Finish
      Long and warm. Sweet smoke.

  29. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Scored the last dram of the bottle.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  30. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Awesome Longrow. I like the 11-yo Port cask even more, but this one is more subtle although still strongly flavoured, especially in the taste.
    • Nose
      Sweet red fruits covered in mud, match sticks, dirty peat, the peat is very Longrow, but not very strong, it's fighting with the sweet wine cask influence. Wonderful. Minerals, salt, some rusty nails, 
    • Taste
      Strong, sweet, bold, red fruits, then the peat slowly comes forward, ever more dominant, some salt, some minerals. Lovely
    • Finish
      Long. Not bitter at all. The peat is still fighting with the sweet red fruit for dominance. Dies slowly in the back of the mouth. Not on the tongue, strangely.

  31. Goethe scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very nice balance between a berry Pinot Noir finish and the Springbank/Longrow character. Matches, cow dung (this one is very dominant on this fellow), oranges, Well done.Concerning price/performance ratio: 8/10
    • Nose
      Smoke and a sweet vinous cow dung (yea...some burned matches mixed with berries), overripe oranges, red fruits, some bacon, some minerals, some overripe grapes.
    • Taste
      Sweet spicy smoke. Fruits, berries, grapefruit, pepper, cowpat, minerals.
    • Finish
      Long. Liquorice, bacon, cow dung and oak.

  32. Macheye scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I rather like Longrow Red Fresh Pinot Noir cask – but I wouldn’t hold it against you if you didn’t. I’m sure this is polarising whisky. On the one hand the musky leather is both a very unusual and interesting note, on the other, its evocation is as far from beautiful green rolling hills, or endless fields of golden barley as you can get. The trademark Longrow oily, dirty and pungent peat is less prominent than in other bottlings, but still present enough to provide additional character to this rather bold expression.

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/longrow/longrow-red-12-year-old-fresh-pinot-noir-casks/
    • Nose
      Sweet and musky. To begin with we’re mixing up red berries (cranberries in particular) and wet earthy notes – soils, damp hay, dunnage warehouses. The supporting act comes in the form of a real musky leather – it really is quite sweaty. Trademark Longrow oily/pungent smoke is present too, but on the down-low compared to some bottlings I’ve tried. Water brings out more of the fruity aromas and moves away from the earthy and musky notes.
    • Taste
      More lively than the nose and less ‘changing room’. Orange peels and raspberries comes together with a real malty core and some leather (fresher this time). The Pinot Noir influence comes through fairly pronounced now with the full gamut of winey notes and some heavy tannins alongside this. Smoke is less pungent than you might expect and more burnt wood embers and smouldering tobacco leaves.
    • Finish
      Medium, smoky and with some light white pepper.

  33. mer1973 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  34. theograph scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A beautiful red wine barrel matured single malt from Campbeltown! Not as fruity as the Malbec!
    • Nose
      Dry red wine, black pepper, rose water, strawberries, mineral and especially salt!
    • Taste
      Peppery, spicy and spicy, strong tannin, dry red wine, deep red fruits and cinnamon!
    • Finish
      Dry, strong but not very long;

  35. jeoff scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  36. LukasJakubDrabek scored this whisky 86 points Shoplink Moderator

    Too much wine in whisky per year finishing in Pinot Noir barrels.
    • Nose
      Matolin, marzipan, caramel, strawberry Mentos, (with water), sugar flour, candy filling, furniture polish.
    • Taste
      Vanilla cream, peach juice, ginger, (with water) comes out bitterness - bitter almonds, grape grains, grape stem.
    • Finish
      Tannins, menthol, grape sugar, (with water) lemon frosting, squirrel kiwi.

  37. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Absolutely awesome! Great red wine with very sweet, but also hard notes.
    • Nose
      Clearly sweet fruit like strawberries, very clear strawberries, raspberries, smoke clearly behind, orange marmalade
    • Taste
      Strong berries, raspberry cake, strawberry cake, cookies, incense also included, malt and a hint of peat, berries with honey
    • Finish
      Long, malt, cold campfire, single berries remain in the mouth

  38. Segens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Well implemented alcohol so a good drinkable dram. Nevertheless I have hoped to have more wine influence in this dram. It is difficult for me to really catch the fruity elements in this Longrow.
    • Nose
      peat, decent sweetness and dark berries 
    • Taste
      dry sweetness with different berries showing up. Also salty peat influence is there.
    • Finish
      Nice finish with smokey bacon.

  39. GJR scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nice combination!
    • Nose
      Begins to put you on the wrong foot. Clear sweetness and red vies from the wine barrel. Very fruity. After a while the smokiness comes through slightly. Continues to evolve.
    • Taste
      First sweetness disappears quickly, powerfully and firmly in balance with peat smoke and the fruits from the wine barrel. More mixed in the direction of forest fruit mix instead of just red fruits. Ietwas grassy and salty.
    • Finish
      Long and beautiful. Everything passes by again.

  40. Allandale scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very nice, soft long aftertaste. lovely .
    • Nose
      Fruity aromas,marmalade,strawberry preserve,fruit coulis and orange sherbet. Tobacco smoke.
    • Taste
      The fruit theme continues with raspberry jam, and strawberry jam with cream sponge. The whisky has sweet side too, rich toffee, honeycomb and candy floss.
    • Finish
      Very soft,this is Longrow whisky doesn't disappoint with campfire smoke and charred embers dominating the finish .

  41. Cubey666 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Tasted during a blind tasting competition in May/June 2016. (PO16)
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      87 87

  42. Torfding scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Dust and earth, berries, sour fruits, green vegetables, fruit / berry wine, slightly tingling wine (rather rosé wine), fresh and light, a little salt; becomes sweeter, cooler and fresher over time;
      clearer, yet restrained smoke, rather towards fine tobacco smoke, which fades over time, somewhat medically
    • Taste
      Chocolate, vanilla and fruits, especially mashed red and tart fruit and berries, slightly sparkling (reminiscent of sparkling wine), some smoke and menthol, and a vague note that reminds me a little rust, the wine covers many flavors; becomes drier and more acidic over time
    • Finish
      medium to long; sweet smoke (campfire), which stays a little longer, vinous, many fruit notes, a little metallic; As in taste, the Longrow is also drier and acidic in the finish with time

  43. HW74 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  44. Andytka3 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N-
    Chocolate on a layer of heat. The usual round and leathery burnt earth.
    Distant wine notes from the red wine cask, roasted nuts and orange
    peel. Not a bad one, but definitely not standing alongside if to compare
    to last year's Red 11YO Port Cask.

    P- Sweet red dates, figs. Delicious rubbery and tobacco notes with sour berries and dry mouthfeel.

    F- Long, smooth with peat and orange lingers, chewy.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  45. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  46. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Brilliant! I'm a sucker for this peaty & excessively sweet Springbank profile :)
    • Nose
      Peat, earth, rust, sweet red wine, some mint, some green fruit (strangely), brown sugar, marzipan, the bourbon vanilla is completely overwhelmed by the Pinot Noir influence IMHO
    • Taste
      Strong, aggressive (that's how we like our Longrow), peat, sweet red fruit covered in smoke, rusty nails in shallow salt water, dirt, marzipan, brown sugar
    • Finish
      Long. Not bitter. Peaty, overripe red fruit fills the mouth, whiffs of brown sugar dripping with smoke, metallic earth tones on the back of the tongue

  47. irrerelevant scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    N: Dry wood, Brazil nut, clearly campfire smoke, red bright fruit, rose wine becomes more and more clear and sweet over time, refreshing, maritime, salty, mineral T: violent, begins at first pretty sweet, vinous, salty tingling, salty licorice, Salmiakpastillen, bitter Brazil nut, then much smoldering wood smoke, intense, menthol, is always dry and sour, a little "thin" behind
    Q: Extremely long with smoke, wine-like sweetness, ammonia and menthol, dry (and slightly acidic) oak comes from behind
    Intense, intense, interesting Longrow, the Salmiak note is special and goes well with the Longrow style. The barrels were obviously fresh and have done a lot of work, the wine notes seem a bit separated and put on. Water is unnecessary, oak and Brazil nut then become clearer.

  48. Helgo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  49. Falnor scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The longrow red series are a dynamic one. This one is a good edition, but sadly almost twice the price as version one and two and not twice as good.
    • Nose
      A rich mixture of smoke and
      sweetness. Bbq stuff with at first some roasted paprika lying in a puddle of
      olive oil. Slightly burned strawberries and red grapes gives it a dark
      sweetness. Down the road there's some cacao and raisins.
    • Taste
      The red fruit is in the
      name and it deserves it. Forest fruit like
      blackberries, and other berries. The character of Longrow remains high even with
      this heavy kind of wine finish. Some balsamic vinegar  
    • Finish
      Apple skin, some tannic notes appear along side this sweet smoky dram.

  50. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Wow, excellent wine finish again. This is not a light whisky, almost "extreme" for me.
    • Nose
      Very rich, sweet, subdued smoke, fresh cut grass, grapes, strawberries, cherries with rum, a lot of effects from wine to vinegar
    • Taste
      Great impact of sweet and sour effects from grapes to vinegar, the wood presents itself nicely, next to spices, pepper, hard tannins,
      and a very distinctive kind of sulfurous smoke from spa, wow!
    • Finish
      Long, dry, especially the pinot noir and the smoke in the foreground, but next to minerals and the wood in the farewell.

  51. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    cool stuff, if you like (like me) sulfur. But why is this whisky so abysmal sweet. Rarely drunk such a sweet whisky. The peat is there, but is literally killed by the barrel.

    # # Blindtasting
    • Nose
      Sulfur, full broadside, after some time it becomes sweeter, almost sugary sweet, fruit gums, wine aromas pave the way, cherries, spices, cloves. And also a little peat, which almost goes down.
    • Taste
      very strong. She violent sweetness of wine continues in the mouth. Likewise sulfur, some oak and pepper
    • Finish
      Sweet wine gums, some peat, a little bitter oak, some sulfur.

  52. kot1803 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A melt that will definitely remain in memory! The generic features of Springbank (cattle yard, earthen notes, sweetness, various spices, sweet fishes), are painted by features of Pinot Noir (wine notes, dark red berries, my blackberry taste and such a completely mature cherry, even slightly podnikovsha)).
    I recommend to everyone. And fans of Springbank, who have not yet tasted, definitely !!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  53. kaasklop scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Somewhat expensive but still a nice tasty whisky
    • Nose
      A tasty combination of bread, caramel, roasted hazelnut, peat, and in the distance orange
    • Taste
      A nice rich taste of peat and smoke but not predominant. Reminds me of old wood in which I also clearly find the wine barrel. I also taste a stale smoking room.
    • Finish
      Long afterglow, thanks to the peat and the alcohol percentage, tasty!

  54. kaasklop scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  55. Hare&Copper scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Wine-y, grape skins, rubber, strawberry, compost, salted caramel, stone fruit, leather, smoke.
    • Taste
      Grape-y/wine-y, sweet, over ripe/rotting fruit, sulfur, aniseed. Smoke comes and goes.
    • Finish
      Medium. Odd balance between smoke and wine.

  56. Sandman scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasted during PO2016! He liked it better without water.
    • Nose
      Peat, sea salt, chocolate, cherry, orange, smoke, toffee, hint of medicinal, peach and nut mix
    • Taste
      Sea salt, smoke, chocolate, red fruit, nuts, peach, nutmeg and mint
    • Finish
      Long, sea salt, smoke, red fruit and greasy

  57. Peter87 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  58. DrinkingWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tasted during a blind tasting competition in May/June 2016. 
    • Nose
      Woody, and a hint of smoke or tobacco, some leather even. Red fruit (cherries), smoked bacon, faint hint of licorice followed by some sourness for a short time. Then butterscotch sweetness with vanilla. Great nose: it keeps developing! 
    • Taste
      Red fruit again, but darker than the nose (plums, black currant), bacon with a touch of smokiness and a bit creamy mouthfeel. Spices as well (cinnamon).  
    • Finish
      Lingering, licorice returning, with spicy notes (anise). Way at the end peatiness comes forward. 

  59. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  60. Spirit of Delphi scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Great whisky, where everything fits together
    • Nose
      Sherry under wonderfully integrated camp fire smoke
    • Taste
      Rather dry and smoky, very to the point and very balanced, almost no fruit, some apricot perhaps, I have not got a red wine note
    • Finish
      Very long, warming, subtly smoky, sweeter than the taste

  61. HunterRomario scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    We have another notch in the Red Long series, after Longrow 11 yo Red Australian Shiraz, Longrow 11 yo Red Cabernet Sauvignon and Longrow 11 yo Red Fresh Port we have to change the finish after Blue Rulanda. This whisky matured a year more, this time it was 11 years in bourbon barrels and last year in barrels after Pinot Noir of New Zealand.
    • Nose
      Classic smell of whiskys. Acidity of grapes, strawberries, even strawberry yoghurt.
      Lehoulinking veil of dullness to it. (84 b)
    • Taste
      Floury, sour taste, then strengthens alcoholic sharpness. The flavor dries.
      Satisfaction. (86 b)
    • Finish
      Taste the Whisky Festival 2016 within the Springbank masterclass.
      Whisky is fine, but within this burgeoning line I came a little weaker.

  62. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Well, what do you want to say? In the nose for me is the 2014er port forward, in the finish of Pinot Noir, in taste they are equally intense, with the Pinot Noir, the sweetness and the coffee is in the foreground, the port of the fruit. The smoke I feel at the port more intense. The Pinot Noir is set and not so stormy. Overall, the port if only a breath never nose ahead. Both are great, voluminous and convincing malts.
    • Nose
      beautiful lagavulin-like camp fire smoke which at no time is intrusive, heavy and set he comes, earthy, slightly fleshy, grass, far less intense and powerful than the 2014 port, a beautiful dark red wine nose, creamy, rather in the dry fruity direction and not so sweet as the port, dark fruits such as blackberries and strawberries come here but in an older, heavy form, to a slightly sour note, vanilla and caramel are also there, and pear compote, which remains dominating with the wine note in the end, in The nose has the port for me the preference, nevertheless, the water runs in my mouth here too. The earthy, grassy notes I find here much more intense than the port
    • Taste
      sweet, dry red wine, voluminous and strong, leather, dried fruit, smoke, chocolate, coffee, buttery, in intensity and strength take this and the port nothing
    • Finish
      Sweetness, vanilla, caramel and toffee, earth, smoke, ash, dark fruits, long-lasting and warming, coffee, milk chocolate, creamy, sweet he stays behind, much sweeter than the port for not so long

  63. Othorion scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    a beautiful, successful malt that tastes best to me!
    • Nose
      undiluted short alcohol, pleasant, subtle campfire smoke, black pepper, pear compote, apple, vanilla, caramel, strawberry cake. The nose like, from Pinot Noir, however, I smell nothing
    • Taste
      sweet, tingling on the tongue, ginger, cherries, caramel, of course smoke but nicely integrated
    • Finish
      medium long, smoky, warming, you can feel the alcohol, but not unpleasant, then sweet, sweet coffee with smoke stay longer

  64. Sapiano scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Longrow Red 12 Pinot Noir Cask Finish 52.9% WID: 71395

    Nose: First, briefly, sharp alcohol and acidity. Go away after a few seconds. Smoked apricots are added. Then warm apricot compote. Nice with the smoke in harmony. A touch of butter and caramel and subliminally some "dull" smell. Maybe earth.

    Taste: First, sweet apricots. Frame mouth. Creamy and full mouthfeel. Butter. Smoke stays in harmony here as well.

    Finish : Warming. Sweet. Butter and smoke stay behind. Not quite as long as the departure of the Longrow Red Port.

    Conclusion: I like it very well. For me, the Longrow Red 11 Port but slightly ahead.

  65. FernetBranco scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  66. Speedo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    I think this Longrow well done, especially because I remember from the last issue (Port) that I have not tasted the influence there really strong. This is clearly different.
    • Nose
      On the nose, I did not feel the typical long-smoking that I personally, as well as the other Reds I tried, was especially dominant. He is clearly present, but not superimposed. The usual grass and earth tones for Springbank I think again.
      The fruitiness is immediately there, both fresh, sour berries and dried fruits. The influence of the wine seems to work well here.
    • Taste
      In the mouth, this fruitiness continues, but are also sweet components such as chocolate and vanilla, at the back of the palate then coffee rather to find coffee. A very nice mix. The alcohol is noticeable, but not unpleasantly hot. Of course, the smoke is not missing.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium in length, smoke and alcohol dominate for the time being, then a smoky sweetness remains.

  67. oleg.prystupa scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  68. oleg.prystupa scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    If we talk about the price - it's expensive for a 12 year old whisky. On the other hand, to taste it is a drink 15. First closed, but later - diverse and interesting.
    • Nose
      WITHOUT WATER. In general, it is sufficiently closed. Feels of alcoholism. Nemngo smoke (not phenolic), but it immediately disappears, giving way to light aromas of red currant.
      WITH WATER. Everything becomes more interesting. A few minutes - and red currant supplement strawberry and raspberry jam. Pleasant sourish smell of unsweetened compote of red berries.
    • Taste
      WITHOUT WATER. Slightly spirituous. Clear sour taste of wine. A bitter, but balanced taste. Tannin bitterness is pleasant and does not irritate. Smoke is present at first, but again, slightly and is replaced by more powerful tastes of red fruits.

      WITH WATER. Whisky becomes sweeter. Smoke is not felt at all. Instead of it, tobacco appears. Oak is becoming more distinct. Then, orange jam and peel appear.
    • Finish
      The middle finish. There are already no fruit tones. There is a lot of oak and tobacco. A little smoke. Orange peel, playing here the main violin.

  69. Fable scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  70. squaadgras scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  71. Koalafant scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    In the third attempt, he finally convinced me: fruit compote in sparkling wine with well-integrated alcohol ... very special ... for a friend of whiskys outside the mainstream
    • Nose
      Sweet with clear wine notes ... subtle smoke with fresh fruits (gooseberry & peach)
    • Taste
      Sweet and fruity with hints of earth and raspberries. Fresh tingling (reminiscent of semi-sweet sparkling wine)
    • Finish
      medium and warm

  72. Falk Malt scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A very nice wine cask finished Dram that appears older than it is. Wine casks seem to fit the Longrow style. The previous Port Version was more to my liking though.
    • Nose
      Old Wood, Minerals, Cranberries, Gooseberries. The Alcohol is clearly there, but not unpleasant. With water there is sweetness coming out, spice, herbs (lovage?!), furniture polish. The peat is kept in check by the fruitiness.
    • Taste
      On the palate there is spice and licorice, mouthcoating and slightly dry. With water there is a Little more licorice and a hint of limestone, but the palate doesn't Change much with water.
    • Finish
      The finish is long and dry with licorice and limestone.

  73. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Every new edition in this range is a little better than the previous one. Of all four, the wine influence is best integrated in this one and the typical Springbank notes stand most firmly.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Cherries in chocolate. Peat, papaya, mango, bramble, cranberry and toffee. With water some sulphuric spices.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Cherry, peat, cranberry, cigar smoke, prune, raisin, pepper, toffee and mango. Also here a spicy touch of sulphur is released when adding water.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Peat, cherry, cranberry, chocolate, coffee, nutmeg and mango.

  74. Butz75 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  75. fradin11 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  76. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  77. Doctor B. scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  78. Helgo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Should I have to order the fourth version in an order, it would be better than No. 1 (Cabernet Sauvignon) and No. 3 (Fresh Port from last year), but would have to be just behind the second bottling (Australia Shiraz ).

    But for me, all four bottlings are in the range of 88-90 points! Longrow or Springbank doing all the work, I think ... Rarely, I was completely disappointed here.
    • Nose
      The nose just made me a little disappointed (if that can be said), but now it gets better and better every now and then. In general I have with many Weinfassreifungen (apart from sherry) rather subtle aromas in the nose.
    • Taste
      In the taste he is then but fully there. Beautiful collection of red berries, lightly sliced ​​strawberry jam. Some toffee and orange jelly and dried herbs. Not as smoky as expected! I use the word of Gloin very rarely but here it fits: astringent ;-) Or a little "Superdry"
    • Finish
      A nice light, bitter, medium-long and dry finish with some ashes.

  79. Wolv scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      dry straw, peat smoke, cassis, strawberry, orange peal
    • Taste
      strawberry, peat smoke, bonfire, straw, herbals
    • Finish
      bitter almond, peat smoke, alcohol

  80. Wolv scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  81. cfosterk did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A 12 year old Longrow single malt Scotch
    whisky from the fantastic Springbank distillery in the Campbeltown
    region. This one has been allowed to finish for a year in French Pinot
    Noir wine casks before being bottled at 52.9% ABV, resulting in intense
    fruit notes from all angles. Loads of red berry notes here, with a touch
    of orange and familiar Longrow smokiness too.

    Master of Malt

  82. bert61nl did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The tasting notes for the new Longrow Red are:
    Nose: There’s a cornucopia of fruity aromas: marmalade, strawberry preserve, fruit coulis and orange sherbet. Not forgetting the tobacco smoke which is associated with Longrow whiskies.
    Palate: The fruit theme continues with raspberry jam, and strawberry jam with cream sponge. The whisky has a sweet side too, rich toffee, honeycomb and candy floss.
    Finish: Very soft, this Longrow whisky doesn’t disappoint with campfire smoke and charred embers dominating the finish.

    Source: Springbank Distillery

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