Longrow 1973

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
43.0 % Vol.
50 ml
Added on
28 Apr 2016 10:25 pm by dram-drinker

Average value

€ 40.50

4 × in wishlist

19 × member ratings

13 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Longrow 1973

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.13 points

  1. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
      Color is very pale. A bit astringent initially, which immediately is unlike other 73/74 Longrows, but this quickly dissipates. Also not as bright... could be due to the level in the mini? It was at just slightly below shoulder, and about 3/4 cm above the label, which is pretty respectful actually. Let's wait a bit .... aloe, kiwi, lemon, cane sugar... better and better, but still, I can't help but be disappointed so far.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Peat, softened over time, but in abundance still. In addition there is some rounded sweetness, though not overtly fruity -- vanilla, buttercream, cookie dough, a bit of Krisky Kreme glazed doughnut (woah!). Again, this lacks the intense fruitiness of many other 70's Longrows.
    • Finish
      89 89
      A bit peppery. Pleasant bitterness and somewhat metallic.

      1973/74 Longrows are some of my favorite whiskies of all time. This whisky, while good, is unfortunately no where close to the pantheon.

      I do wonder if some of the characteristics of this whisky were adulterated by the mini and oxygenation. Maybe, maybe not. Maybe not all of them are great.

  2. SFWC scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Light vatting. Lots of sour fruit up front and some tropical fruits. Integrated but super powerful Ardbeg 72’ like peat mid-palate. The barley is present and lovely the fruit is present and the peat is dominant. Overwll a superb malt that lacks a little elegance and balance at the finish.

  3. detachedblue scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Various batches, even different from the large bottle: Mine is a dark sherried one, what a surprise!
    • Nose
      Heavy sherry, top tier cask, very classic, high-end oak, sweet dates and leather, thick molasses, farmy notes.
    • Taste
      Mellow and sweet, strong and herbal, dark chocolates, light body
    • Finish
      Very chocolaty and long

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Moderator

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Moderator

    It's a very smooth and balanced Longrow. I'm not sure if this tastes smoother because it's just 43% abv. Anyhow it lacks a bit of complexity in my mind but is still pretty good.
    • Nose
      Tropical fruits, pineapples, some honey and vanilla notes - you can guess the peat and smoke - actually a bit reluctant on the nose
    • Taste
      Very oily, creamy, smooth, first I can taste the peaty and smoky notes, after some vanilla and little fruity notes come up, lemony, zesty, subtle sweetness
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm and smooth


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