Longrow 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Stated Age
12 years old
11 yrs Bourbon + 1 yr NZ Pinot Noir Casks
Number of bottles
52.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Limited Edition
Bottle code
Added on
26 Aug 2015 11:20 pm by bert61nl
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 233.72

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Whisky Reviews for Longrow 12-year-old

80 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.09 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. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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

  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. 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


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