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Longrow 2001

Overall rating
88.88/100
votes
106
Whiskybase ID
WB88657
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Society Bottling
Vintage
10.2001
Bottled
10.2016
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Fresh Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
600
Strength
53.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
610854002862
Bottle code
18.10.16 16/426
Bottled for
Springbank Society Members
Added on
01 Nov 2016 1:45 pm by bert61nl
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 330.65

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Whisky Reviews for Longrow 2001

29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.88 points

  1. Jackson05 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Oh Springbank... One of the most lovingly crafted spirits in Scotland... with the worst (or one of) track record of using sulphered casks. But clearly, look at the scores and more importantly the reviews...no one seems to mind! I do not trust any modern Springbank that uses a sherry cask, unless I can try it first.

    The sulphur isn’t too outrageous here, dissipating with time; although still present. Notes of Hickory smoked bacon, cranberries and blackberries on the nose. Ash, berries and honey on the palate. The finish lingers on red and black berries, ash and cold smoke, bacon jam - sulphur throughout.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Peat & brine mixed in with sherry and some blueberry then some black currant finishing with burning wood smoke and smoked bacon.
    salty more than peaty but the balance is good and it is complemented by some burnt brown sugar sweetness.
    Some candied orange appears amongst the spice with a cake note.
    Finish is pretty reasonable and nicely sweet.

    Lovely tasting longrow, better than I was expecting.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Too dirty and sulphurous. Not my taste.
    • Nose
      Dirty, sulphurous smoke, dark dark chocolate, burnt raisins, cloves, coffee
    • Taste
      Dark chocolate, coffee, played by the smoke, oily, again some sulfur, oak spice, getting a little dry
    • Finish
      Again dominated by the sulfurous smoke, a dry mouthfeel, without being very dry, again raisins and chocolate

  4. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Absolutely fantastic. I agree the finish seems to imply this was in the cask maybe a tad too long, but still, this a cracking dram.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Oh yes, dirt, metal, crushed shells at low tide, cookie dough and fudge, partly due to some sulfur, and of course the ripe red fruit, caramel, dark sugar and raisins, due to the sherry cask. All covered in this wonderful barn peat we all love.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Strong, oily, fatty, ripe red fruit, fudge, caramel, dark sugar and peat with a whiff of smoke.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Quite long, medium bitter and quite drying. Peaty ripe red fruit and caramel roll off the tongue to the throat, some minty dark sugar flows in slowly and dies on the tongue. In the end the metallic peat fills the mouth gently and reveals more smoke

  5. Calmar scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    An excellent molt, aroma is gorgeous, multifaceted and deep, the taste opens us this whisky from a different angle and it also does not disappoint, the finish here is rather intended to give a transitional pause, gently take you to the next sip.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, old furniture from solid wood, cigar box, soft smoke and peat shroud, sweet wine notes, grapes, white wine, old leather goods, wax, polish, raisins, sweet creamy notes, cappuccino, light shades of furniture lacquer, vanilla, spiky coal-ash motifs, very deep and complex.
    • Taste
      Rich, dense, there is more peat and coal, oak, charred branches, metallic acidity, white wine again, something like chardonnay; sweet and sour berry notes, dark chocolate, mountain ash.
    • Finish
      Soft, oak-peat, light berry-wine acidity, unsweetened grapes, light metal and sulfur-mineral shades, burnt caramel.

  6. Gloin scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The smell is very beguiling, the aromas are tightly interwoven, an exciting interplay, the smoke complements perfectly with the fruit.

    The tension continues in the mouth, the aromas harmonize, but are also in interesting conflict.

    The departure is unfortunately a bit one-sided.

    A few years more in the barrel might have made it even more pleasing, but then the oak would have become too dominant. In any case, it is a very nice whisky. The somewhat unsatisfactory finish prevents a top rating.
    • Nose
      Noticeable, but not smelling smoke, apricot, almond, a little vanilla, behind it sour orange juice, a hint of liquorice, wood, some currant, raspberry behind
    • Taste
      Very soft body, warm start, pleasant sharpness, sweet smoke, dessert wine, sweet sherry, a little espresso, kräutrige bitterness, pronounced oak, again and again supplemented by the smoke
    • Finish
      Smoke and oak dominate, pronounced tart bitterness, the sweet notes are almost completely gone, and the fruit also has difficulty showing behind smoke and bitter oak

  7. pere scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Interesting Longrow that could also be from a red wine cask instead of sherry.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Maritime smoke, redcurrants, a hint of rubber, a bit earthy, smoked ham.
    • Taste
      83 83
      A bit sooty, smoked ham, sweet fruits, redcurrants, blood oranges, salty smoke.
    • Finish
      82 82
      A bit sour, winey, salt, a bit of wood tar, sweet smoke.

  8. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The nose starts off very rich and versatile, with red fruits and smoke, and eucalyptus entering. Taste is a little less versatile, but steady and good. Very nice dram for sure.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Full scent, where woodsmoke and red fruits take a battle which one dominates... changing overhand but no winner. Ashy, prunes, berries, pretty some eucalyptus now. Do we have a new dominator now? Quite some alcohol now as well. Later on some grassy notes.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Pretty powerful, pepper, blueberries. Woodsmoke, creamy, prunes. Getting more intense in time, caramel and chocolate now.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Smooth now, again berries and smoke, more ash now. Later on some chocolate, pretty long finish where smoke remains lingering.

  9. Mark-E scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Smoked bacon and cooked vegetables not a winning combination for me

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