The Longrow needs a few seconds to come up. The first nose is very flat, but then it evolves very wonderful with rich dry fruits, salt and peat. Its the typical Springbank / Longrow peat smell, that one can tell pretty easy and its very intense. The character is oily and smooth as silk when trying a neat sip. I think there some really wonderful old Longrows hidden in this cask. Taking some more, it gets fully open and a lot different characters appear very complex with a long peaty / smoky finish.
I like this one even better than the newer Longrow original bottlings, but its not so good as the older ones ;-) VERY good price / value ratio!