Longrow 13-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Stated Age
13 years old
12 years Bourbon Cask & 15 months Malbec Cask
Number of bottles
51.3 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Added on
31 Mar 2017 1:17 pm by Highlander1985
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 99,50

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Whisky Reviews for Longrow 13-year-old

57 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.22 points

  1. Pollenflug scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      In the first few minutes, the relatively high alcohol content (51.3%) is noticeable with a slight stinging in the nose, but it dissipates after a while. A bulging basket of red fruits and wild berries, enveloped by intense smoke (with a slight greasiness), I perceive. Strawberries, cherries, raspberries and blackberries are dominant, a few blackcurrants provide a subtle sourish appeal. Subtle wood notes join with a hint of salt.
    • Taste
      Hui, the alcohol makes for an incredibly intense aroma transport. The mouthfeel is almost silky soft, very oily and after about 15-20 seconds slightly astringent. Slightly peppery at the beginning of the tongue, smoky and fruity-sweet. Overripe strawberries, raspberries, red apples and redcurrants join the fruity side. The greasy smoke remains pleasantly present, the first spicy influences of the barrels are noticeable in combination with maritime notes and some chocolate. The alcohol is very well integrated, I do not add water for the time being.
    • Finish
      Surprisingly long, smoky and fruity finish. The fruity basket full of berries also shows a clear presence in the finish, and the greasy smoke continues to make an exclamation mark. As soon as the raspberries and Co. are no longer perceptible, the smoke and gradually fine, spicy oak wood notes gradually take over the flavor base. The maritime notes of salt and lime are noticeable at the end, but linger discreetly in the background. Drying, without hints of bitterness.

  2. Dramned! scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A nice whisky, where the combination of smoke and fruit ... Detailed review with photos: https://dramned.blog/2017/06/06/longrow-red-13-malbec-cask-513/
    • Nose
      Sweet smoke as from a smokehouse blowing from the glass, no comparison to some representatives of the nearby island of Islay. Quickly, the typical Springbank spice fights with salt and a proper sea breeze through the smoke carpet and has gotten used to the nose, then rich Demerara sugar, sugarcane juice and very quickly also beautiful sour notes of rhubarb, currants and cranberries, strawberries, Caramelized nuts and oak barrels also play with dull wood notes.
    • Taste
      Strong, spicy and sharp onset, here the smoke is clearly more present than in the nose, but not too dominant, but leaves from the beginning all other notes equal to the taste buds. The sourish fruity notes of the nose with a beautiful grapefruit pearl down almost over the tongue and spit sour at the tip of the tongue like effervescent powder. An omnipresent honey sweetness sets against it and the oak comes here with a full load of harsh woody notes and slightly furry tannins.
    • Finish
      The finish is rather short in terms of complexity, the malty smoke remains naturally long of course, as expected.

  3. Othorion scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Smoke, marzipan, bacon rolls, blackberries, nutty, sweet !, honey, caramel, cherry jam, slightly fermented red fruits, salt almonds,
    • Taste
      Creamy mouthfeel, caramel cream candies, no trace of alcohol, sweet cherries, marzipan, white pepper, greasy, dirty smoke, strawberries, red wine, honey, slightly astringent
    • Finish
      Creamy, caramel, further the greasy smoke and the sweet berries, red wine and salt

  4. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The nose is in comparison to the taste less complex with subtle smoke, looks a bit over-set and daubing, yet it gives an appetizing picture. I would not have expected such an intense and smoky taste, strong aroma variety especially in the finish that is not too charged with the wine aromas. He is not as good as the port and completely different from the Pinot Noir, but overall a successful barrel experiment.
    • Nose
      The first nose immediately shows "berry" smoke, hay seeds along with blueberries, blackberries, thick and creamy sweetness in combination with longrow smoke. The smoke is weaker than in the predecessors of the series, but it is rather a combination of smoke and barrel flavors than two separate components, roasted almonds, driftwood, berry jam with a slightly sour impact, caramel pudding, maple syrup, a hint of salt, the nose is increasing heavier and really tough, but pretty sweet
    • Taste
      full and creamy on the tongue, directly filling the mouth, salt, prominent pepper, caramel, quite quickly perceptible oak, blackberries, cherries, raspberries, camp fire smoke, nicely intense, honey, verkokelter Holzscheit
    • Finish
      a combination of distinct smoke and berry jam, dark chocolate, oak, charred wood, hay, becoming drier, raspberries, blackberries in the harsh variety, distinct wine tannins, long mouth-filling finish, smoked fish, seaweed, salt, finally again creamy and sweetish

  5. Sandman23 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. wako93 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

  7. Calmar scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Excellent whisky, the perfect combination of smoky-peat theme with a sweet citrus-lollipop, very solid, deep enough and diverse.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, soft smoky-peat notes with lemon shades and smoked foods, chocolate, frying oil, new sneakers.
    • Taste
      Rich, dense, oak, smoke, peat, sweet candy notes, candied citrus fruits, cappuccino, dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Soft, invigorating, peat, oiliness, lemon and orange peels, lozenges, metallic acidity, ash.

  8. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    I love this. I think it's on par with the 2015 Pinot Noir release. IMHO the 2014 Fresh Port release was better, more powerful. And I consider the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon still the best Red release so far.
    • Nose
      Oh yes. The peated, crushed sea shells lying a small pool of red fruit induced sea water on a Campeltown beach in a autumn storm. So sweet and salty, peaty and earthy. I smell even some Velpon notes
    • Taste
      Strong and powerful. Overripe, peated red fruit, in salty sea water, damp, black earth in a pile next to it. And crushed sea shells sprinkled all over
    • Finish
      Quite long. Drying in the end. Only lightly bitter. The overripe red fruit rots away on the back of the tongue. The salt, earth and peat stick to every side of the mouth and tongue. Fabulous craftsmanship.

  9. schengel10 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Again a good Longrow from the Red series;
    [Color] rose;
    • Nose
      fresh, intense, fruity grapes, low smoke, oak;
    • Taste
      diluted: strong, fruity onset, oily, dark fruits, berries, grapes, red wine, oak, salt, some smoke, warming;
    • Finish
      soft, fruity, vinous; Resonance: oak and smoke;

  10. diamond2000 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Aroma: immediately fruit and berry, slightly sulphurous; a few minutes later: smoky peat, slightly burnt rubber, prunes, black currant and cherry ground with sugar, burnt caramel mixed with sulfur content, menthol, some iodine-marine motifs, lime.

    Taste: burnt berry jam, spices: red pepper, cinnamon, cloves, smoked prunes, berry compote, good (tasty) oak tannin, smoked everything framing, does not stick to the fore.

    Finish: quite long, dried apples, berries, smoked prunes, hints of rubber, damped spices, a bit of oak, smoky.

    Rating: 88

    Bottom line: a very good finish, Malbec in its influence seemed to me very similar to Porto-finish. Quite a bit of phenols and smoke, as for Longrow, would probably blindly suggest that it was Springbank.


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