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Longrow 2001

Overall rating
88.99/100
votes
81
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

€ 279,00

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81 × member ratings

206 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Longrow 2001

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.99 points

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. schero scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    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

  5. kot1803 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Andytka3 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    N- Welcoming muddy and sea spray in absolute Springbank DNA. Broad with chewy soft dried fruit, whiff of cigar, nail polish remover and sweet caramelized herbs. A nose warmer in elegant manner. Quite recently made but carrying the nice old malt floor nuance. Succulent yet beefy, slicing thru a thick steak like a butter. Black raisin, hint gun powder and sulphur lingers. (95/23)

    P- Monk fruit, herb bitter sweet with molasses, velvet and full. Excellent sherry butt influence that wasn't overpowering to let the complex flavours comes thru without being too oak-y and tacky. (92/23)

    F- Long, waxy, vintage leather, elegant and refine, well rounded, intimate whisperer. (92/23)

    B/B- 93/23

    Cr- 3, Fr- 2, Fl- 2, Pt- 2, Ft- 1, Sp-1, Wd-2, Wn-3, Sc-1

    Weighted Rate- 92pt
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- Welcoming muddy and sea spray in absolute Springbank DNA. Broad with chewy soft dried fruit, whiff of cigar, nail polish remover and sweet caramelized herbs. A nose warmer in elegant manner. Quite recently made but carrying the nice old malt floor nuance. Succulent yet beefy, slicing thru a thick steak like a butter. Black raisin, hint gun powder and sulphur lingers. (95/23)
    • Taste
      P- Monk fruit, herb bitter sweet with molasses, velvet and full. Excellent sherry butt influence that wasn't overpowering to let the complex flavours comes thru without being too oak-y and tacky. (92/23)
    • Finish
      F- Long, waxy, vintage leather, elegant and refine, well rounded, intimate whisperer. (92/23)

      B/B- 93/23

      Cr- 3, Fr- 2, Fl- 2, Pt- 2, Ft- 1, Sp-1, Wd-2, Wn-3, Sc-1

      Weighted Rate- 92pt
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  7. kimmosuo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  8. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Not like the deliciously dirty Springbank fresh sherry 8 year from the Society, but not a slouch IMHO. Very tasty.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Raisins, chocolate syrup, steel shavings, red berries, some cigar ash, peat smoke, some soft leather
    • Taste
      90 90
      Red berries, creamy milk chocolate, oily, light coffee, caramel
    • Finish
      89 89
      Smoke, pepper jelly, some oak, oily, faintest red wine tannins

  9. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Caramel, blueberry, nutmeg, grape and gooseberry.
    • Taste
      Blueberry, caramel, salami, peat and mango.
    • Finish
      Cranberry, caramel, nutmeg and mango.

  10. Goethe scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very nice balance between the sherry and the Springbank/Longrow character. Almost as good as the single cask Longrow 13-year-old (WB-ID: 103080) I had some weeks ago.Concerning price/performance ratio: 9/10
    • Nose
      Smoke and a sweet vinous cow dung (some burned matches), sirupy sweet sherry, overripe blood oranges, red fruits (raisins, plums), hints of bacon, some minerals, some ashes, some overripe grapes.
    • Taste
      Sweet sirupy smoke. Fruits, overripe blood oranges, red fruits (raisins, plums), hints of bacon, minerals, leather, dark chocolate, nice texture.
    • Finish
      Long. Liquorice, bacon, sweet sirupy smoke (umami if you want so) and oak.

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