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Longrow 13-year-old

Overall rating
87.31/100
votes
490
Whiskybase ID
WB94433
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Red
Bottled
07.04.2017
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
12 years Bourbon Cask & 15 months Malbec Cask
Number of bottles
9000
Strength
51.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
17/161
Barcode
610854002725
Added on
31 mar 2017 1:17 pm by Highlander1985
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 207.43

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Whisky Reviews for Longrow 13-year-old

82 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.31 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. 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

  4. LDB scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Not an entirely bad Longrow, but I found it too rough and too sour. Sorry to crash the party of the enthusiasts here. I am not entirely fond of red wine finishes like these, as they tend to distort the distillery character and botch an otherwise good whisky.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very nice whisky, strong but certainly not too heavy, some smokiness and sweet and fruity notes. Warming, balanced, with a nice farmy edge.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Full nose, some peat, sweet smoke, fruitiness, raisins, berries. Ash, tobacco. Roasted meat. Warm smell. Alcohol gets stronger with some time.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Pretty smooth actually, with some pickering feeling on the tongue. Sour fruits, sweet smoke, orange, honey. Full body.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Still pretty smooth, chocolate and sweet smoke. A farmy taste remains, hay. Honey sweetness,orange, tobacco. Pretty long.

  6. maltaholic scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A beautiful golden-brown color.
    Very appetizing.

    A fruity, beautiful smoky note.
    Red fruits, quinces, sloes.
    The smoke is noticeable but not dominant.
    I almost said the smoke is well integrated
    but I'm not sure if that is true ...

    Very powerful in the beginning.
    Saliva fills my mouth, a pleasant burn,
    it goes creamy in the throat.
    Wow! He has something.
    The smoke continues to recede.
    A sweet, fruity wood aroma remains.

    Class!
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Jackson05 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Sample

    I like the Longrow reds. The way I see it, I’d rather have an honest wine cask, than a bs sulphured seasoned sherry cask. And Longrow with wine seems to work well. This is no exception. Starts off tame, mostly on big herbal honey notes, smoked raspberries, Lingonberry, sweetness picks up on the palate and even more into the finish. Springbank trademark minerals and calcium also pick up on the palate. All in all it’s tasty stuff.

  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. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The cask influence is less prominent in this one than in previous versions.
    • Nose
      Not as winey as expected. Apricot, peat, blueberry, honey, pineapple and toast.
    • Taste
      Blueberry, peach, peat, pepper and toffee.
    • Finish
      Now the wine influence is most apparent, with toffee and blueberry. Also still peat and apricot. Dark chocolate in the end.

  10. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Otherwise, not a big fan of wine finishes, I like this whisky very well. The finish does not look set, but rather tasting, as far as you can tell, without having tasted the "raw" product without a finish.
    • Nose
      Sweet-sourish smoke escapes from the glass, the Malbec barrels are directly noticeable. The nose is cooling (menthol) and fresh with grapes, currants and a dash of raspberry spirit. The smoky note is very fine, only a little smoked shimmers away.
    • Taste
      Not too strong, very pleasant warming, creamy and mouth-filling. Sweet smoke particles and also on the tongue the cooling menthol from the nose. Sweet raspberries and ripe grapes in addition to sweet rape honey. The wine note is there, but it does not get crowded and works well. Over time it dries on the tongue and shows oaks. Later, add some pepper & salt.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, slightly dry with notes of berry fruits, cold smoke and salt.

  11. Othorion scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Delicious
    • 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

  12. Gregorsky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  13. tancerz11111 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  14. MarcinCh scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Dark brown color. Oily in a glass.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sweet fruit. Dark, berry. Sweet smoke. Creamy. Caramel. Bright cake. The other nose is a bit fresher, maybe more fruity.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Smoke. Sweet smoke. Spices. Chili. Chocolate. Milk chocolate. Traces of dark fruit.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Smoke, sweet smoke. Salt. Minerality. Salty caramel. Long finish.

  15. WhiskeryTurnip scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Bright red right apples and cherry cola, the nose opens fruity and sweet. Mineral and metallic notes of zinc and copper come through with smoldering coal. Grape skins and musk provide a tannic dry quality in the background.
    • Taste
      Tart cranberry or raspberry coolie to open along with elements of dried citrus rinds. The tart fruit is complemented by the faint smoke of burning incense and toasted herbs. A bitter phenolic bite rounds out the otherwise harmonious blend of light smoke and concentrated fruit.
    • Finish
      Long and lingering burning orange peel and cinnamon spice.

  16. Jimbeau scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  17. wncvirus scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Sweet peat flavor, fruity notes - blackberries, cherries, bourbon aromas, nuts
    Taste: Sweet smoke, warming in the background. In subsequent approaches, caramel / caramel candy elements
    Rating: 87 | 100 Finish quite long, creamy, slightly winey. Fine whisky. As a Daily Dram, I think it will be a good whisky.

  18. wncvirus scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Sweet peat flavor, fruity notes - blackberries, cherries, bourbon aromas, nuts
    Taste: Sweet smoke, warming in the background. In subsequent approaches, caramel / caramel candy elements
    Rating: 87 | 100 Finish quite long, creamy, slightly winey. Fine whisky. As a Daily Dram, I think it will be a good whisky.

  19. Gous scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  20. Макс scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  21. Vagmanou scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  22. Funtik scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  23. valasios scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  24. Rokkarolla scored this whisky 95 points Newbie

    This Malbec was superb. Really, I could not find a weak spot here. The Malbec is so sweet, delitious, fruity. The smoke is super gentle, funky as for the area and so mature and smooth. This one is a true gem for me

  25. Ostfriese scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A malt in which the wine-like notes are finely woven into the overall picture and do not impose themselves. I like it a lot, even if a few rough edges might suit it.
    • Nose
      At first it appears slightly alcoholic for a short time. That quickly gives way to the smell of a cigar box, with a slight hint of caramel wafting in the background. Raspberries, light grapes and forest honey mix with mint. The nose looks fresh and cool.
    • Taste
      A warming, spicy start. Here, campfire smoke is paired with sweetness, the raspberries slowly return accompanied by honey. Cocoa butter and olives give way to a light, dry herbal note. Sandalwood concludes.
    • Finish
      Medium and drier. Cool smoke accompanied by oranges, currants and a slight note of salt

  26. Roland7 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Lube, metal, medicine, smoke, wood, vegetable oil, sunflower seeds, green peas, hazelnuts, spices, mint, candy canes, strawberries and other red berries.

  27. jkswift scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  28. Mapl scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  29. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  30. Malthead19 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    - a very tasty spring bench
    - more intense in smell and taste than its predecessor
    12 yrs RED Pinot Noire,
    - voluminous and substantial
    • Nose
      fruity, red fruits, light smoke, quite intense and complex
    • Taste
      strong fruity appearance, dark berries, wine, oak, no dominant spice like the previous 12er Pinot Noire
    • Finish
      soft fruity medium length finish,
      long, fruity, oaky finish

  31. M134481 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Fairly light, soft, fruity after airing in the glass for 10 minutes. Strawberry, slightly citrus fruit, caster sugar, vanilla.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Peat, strawberry, soft, fruity, vanilla, baster sugar, sherry, very tasty!
    • Finish
      86 86
      Fruity, peat, sweet, marzipan, cherry, strawberry.

  32. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Longrow 13yo 51.3% Red WID: 94433 vs. Longrow 1995/2005 55.6% Tokaji WID: 529 vs. Longrow 2000/2008 55.8% Gaja Barolo WID: 1910

    The red is a very tasty malt. The Longrow Rauch along with the spicy and fruity notes of Malbec. The finish tends to make the malt smoother. I just seem to have a problem with maturing in the wine barrel. Somehow, the wine often seems to me to be put on. Unfortunately, this is also the case here. But it's probably just up to me.

    Now the Tokaji. Rarely had so many raisins / rum raisins with a whisky. It's really interesting. This is partly reminiscent of PX. The smoke is more reserved compared to the red. This is probably covered by the Tokaji. Then sticky in the mouth, but then the oak is there too and it gets a lot drier.
    Funny part. Not bursting with harmony now, but somehow tasty. But can also understand if you don't like it that much.

    With the Gaja the smoke is now more intense again. Also more intense than the red. In addition, the fruits are darker than the red, but not as dark as the tokaji. Overall, however, closer to the Tokaji. Overall, the Gaja is tart and spicy, but less dry than the Tokaji.

    Interestingly, I didn't have these "wine problems" with Tokaji and Gaja

    The Tokaji is a pretty extrovert colleague. You have to like it. I kind of like it.
    The Gaja is on the tart and sweet side and does its job well. Also considering the age.
    The Red is probably the most accessible. A good malt if I didn't have these "wine problems" more often.

  33. Sandman23 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  34. wako93 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  35. 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.

  36. 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;

  37. diamond2000 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    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.

  38. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Smoked red fruit. Sweet, mature smoke lifted by sweet red fruit. Vanilla undertones with a slight hint of saline.
    • Taste
      Sweet and smokey arrival. Sweet peat, red fruit, honey, some spice from the alcohol and oak.
    • Finish
      Long, fruity, with wisps of smoke and spice.

  39. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Smoked red fruit. Sweet, mature smoke lifted by sweet red fruit. Vanilla undertones with a slight hint of saline.
    • Taste
      Sweet and smokey arrival. Sweet peat, red fruit, honey, some spice from the alcohol and oak.
    • Finish
      Long, fruity, with wisps of smoke and spice.

  40. Макс scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  41. Макс scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  42. Bram84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  43. thatfamousgrouse scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Score: 88 (B+ if you must); Love the leather. Great series from a great distillery.
    • Nose
      Thick and rich, with tobacco, leather, mint, lemon candies, olives in brine, orange, chocolate, ginger, molasses, vanilla, and a sharp smoke.
    • Taste
      Starting to get more fruity, with orange, raspberry, cherry pie, and strawberry jam. Leather is still strong, along with cedar and a heavy, dull smoke.
    • Finish
      Orange, mint, licorice, cherry medicine, and strawberry jam, with heavy smoke in the background. Fairly long.

  44. mema82 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  45. PatSch23_12 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Notes from a blind tasting
    • Nose
      aromatic, spicy-sweet camp fire smoke - reminiscent of caramelized bacon. Distinct vanilla, pickling salt, mineral-earthy. Tart fruits (cranberries) and fully ripe strawberries with freshly crushed pepper
    • Taste
      voluminous start with perfectly integrated alcohol. Seasoning, again salty-earthy pepper, with a touch of bitter blood orange and pomelo with a delicate honey note. Noticeable dry smoke tingles on the tongue.
    • Finish
      Fine-bitter finish with herbal tea, hay and aromatic wood

  46. jeoff scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  47. Mascht scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    a successful finish, great red fruits, powerful and a bit overloaded
    • Nose
      heavy, complex, caramelized onions, brown sugar, fresh, bay leaves, leather, the acidity and the aroma of black currants, wild berries and smoke
    • Taste
      Intensive, mouth-filling, smoke, eraser, oak, cotton candy, a bit to industrial port (maritime, heavy oil, fumes, dirt) and a basket full of red fruits
    • Finish
      very long, the fruity wine aromas, dirty aromas after Kuhstall and the oak remain

  48. kot1803 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  49. EJS scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  50. malthead-sven scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Balanced and pleasant to drink, slightly smoky and berry, it has similarities to the Talisker Port Ruighe
    • Nose
      unripe berries from the shrub, charred wet wood, light smoke, it is then fruity, blood orange, forest fruit jam, some moss, rainy forest soil, fruit and smoke interweave
    • Taste
      Without a long start right there, pithy and spicy, more on the dry than on the sweet side, the smoke keeps in the background
    • Finish
      none of the fierce strain, mild, fruity and smoky, the cheeks are conspicuously warmed, medium long

  51. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  52. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nnot very peaty but minearal and sweet with fruits on the nose..apricots,peaches, oranges, candied fruits 

    MSo warm, so nice and a bit dry from the malbec, stewed fruits and mineral peatFvery long finish the peat comes back roaring now and it is farmy and dry.. wow90

  53. GIORGOS scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  54. Nikilema scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  55. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/10/21/mnc-variety-night/

    My second visit of this Longrow, the ‘Red’ indicating the 15 month De Toren Malbec Finish.

    N: Salty fruitiness and creamy peat [straight-ahead/standard peat smoke], and firm active oak.
    T: An easy drinker but a bit fizzy at times. Becomes deliciously sweet with a salty creamy-barley maltiness, a candy & wine-y fruitiness and a sweet onion freshness.
    F: Vanilla mints.
    C: A touch tedious on a personal level but a fine whisky regardless, and I still think it’s worth a B.

  56. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Well-known pleasing wine finish, balance and value for money from Springbank.
    • Nose
      Sweet wine and orange. Peat, earth, ash and minerals.
    • Taste
      Sweet, spicy. Salt, pepper, cocoa, forest fruits. Sulfurized smoke and vivid acids. Touch of oak.
    • Finish
      Long, creamy, spicy, bittersweet.

  57. Goethe scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very nice balance between a red wine finish and the Springbank/Longrow character. Matches, oranges, ashes. Well done.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 8/10
    • Nose
      Smoke and a sweet vinous cow dung (yea...some burned matches), oranges, red fruits, some bacon, some minerals, some ashes, some overripe grapes.
    • Taste
      Sweet spicy smoke. Fruits, grapefruit, pepper, minerals, dark chocolate, nice texture.
    • Finish
      Long. Liquorice, bacon, red wine and oak.

  58. Andytka3 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N- Dust of spicy spices, biscuity and creamy. Sweaty peat smokes with decaying plasticine and wet turf, seems earthy but more than that. Zing of mineral, lightly brine.

    P- Full body, spicy and loads of spices, muscled with tart woods and peats, ripe berries, bitter dark chocolate, raisins and plain yoghurt.  F- Long and minty, earthy peat with salted herbs, sweet raisin and plenty of gingery heats at the tail. A more than decent one, but trust this will not wow Longrow's fans.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  59. mer1973 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  60. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/08/28/on-location-dornoch-again-part-3/

    N: Potent, pungent, sweet, fruity, candied, farmy>funk. Vanilla sweetness & red wine drive things, at least equal to the sweet farminess. Good nose, firmly directed.
    T: Needs a little water to shake off the ‘shrill’ and allow the subtler ‘sweeter-than-you-think’ overtones to sing more freely. Alongside are the also subtle-yet-sure oily-presented cereal=farm notes.
    F: Warm woody winey vanilla. I found the peat smoke throughout pleasingly incidental.
    C: Cleverly managed success.Scores a B

  61. Drochaid scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Red color
    Nose: A fresh sea breeze with sea salt turns into fruity aromas of sweet cocktail cherries, blackberries and redcurrants. A weak and subtle note of tobacco joins pleasantly.
    Palate: The fruitiness continues with rhubarb, stewed apples and juicy plums. This is followed by raw ham with a very gentle and fine trace of malt and other sea salt notes influenced by the coast.
    Finish: Red wine tannins dominate, combined with smoldering campfire smoke and the ubiquitous fresh fruit notes of plums and cherries.

  62. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  63. Dude1971 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  64. decadentto scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  65. Doctor B. scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  66. Brave Jester scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Closest to https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/44390/longrow-11-year-old

     but compared to that beautiful whisky lacking in complexity.

    Still a very enjoyable whisky!

  67. squaadgras scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  68. theograph scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A great spring bank - well, Longrow. Fruity, spicy, very harmonious - just good!
    • Nose
      The first impression is marked by beautifully integrated subtle smoke and sweet, ripe strawberries. You can also find raspberries and gooseberries, there is also a touch of coffee. A distinctive mineral (subtly salty maritime) touch characterizes the nose. In the background lemon. Green stuff - an association to celery! And the typical Springbank (Longrow) muff, a light damp earthiness;
    • Taste
      Pepper or ginger? A clear tingling on the tongue and very dry and dry. It follows a very clear tanninhaltiger red wine impact! Very spicy and a clear thought of barrique red wine. The Rotweininaromen remain very clearly there, deep red dark fruits and a heavy red wine taste spread on the tongue. Also, the smoke is there - and more clearly than in the nose. The 51.3% prove to be wonderful drinking strength - sufficiently strong without killing!
    • Finish
      Dry, very spicy, warming and long;

  69. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  70. Shane_IL scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This was well worth the wait. It’s a very complex dram with quite a few layers to it. There’s the interaction between all the spice notes from the wine cask with Springbank’s signature dirty, herbal funk and well as another dichotomy of sweet and dry notes. Lovely stuff, really deserving of a long, quiet period to truly understand it.Reviewed in my blog:https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2017/06/23/longrow-red-13-malbec-cask/
    • Nose
      Guava fruit leather. Lanolin. Herbal funk. Dusty red fruits. Baker’s Strawberry Whirls biscuits (these). Vegetal peat. Smoked salmon. Salt. Cloves. Dried orange peel. Brown sugar. Some hints of chemical smoke. Mulch.
    • Taste
      Quite oily, mainly wood oils. Mineral peat. Pears in wine sauce. Woodspice, lots of woodspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves. Leather. Salt. Slight seaweed. Citrus. Citrus peels. Dry wine tannins on the swallow.
    • Finish
      Long. Lots of dry fruit tannins. Leather. Wood smoke. Salty peat. Rose water. Lemon rind.

  71. fradin11 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      84 84

  72. Dramned! scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      83 83

  73. chippy scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Nose: sea salt, seaweed fruit, sweet cocktail cherries, blackberries and red berries with a hint of cigars and tobacco Taste: more fruit with rhubarb, stewed apples, juicy plums and peat with sea salt Finish: red wine tannins with campfire smoke and fresh fruit like prunes and cherries ... super whisky!
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      90 90

  74. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A very nice experiment, which personally reminds me of the previous Reds, but also has its own style. The smoke and pepper in combination with all sorts of sweet notes is great.
    • Nose
      As is often the case with the Reds, a very specific mixture of sweetness and slightly musty, vinous oak, which gives the impression of slightly mushy strawberries, as well as white powdered sugar, blackberries, red grapes, fine, delicious longwash with a bit of bread and malt, salty peanuts , Almonds, light heather in between, toffee
    • Taste
      Beautiful, full and creamy mouthfeel, honey with beautiful pepper note, strawberry jam, maraschino curls rolled in smoked bacon, some dusty-malty oak, still the almonds and salty peanuts, the fine longwash, beautiful toffee and an almost perfumed, very aromatic way in the mouth
    • Finish
      Dry, malty-dusty, slightly scented and honeyed heather, middle-aged oak, pinch of black pepper and vanilla, medium to long

  75. Segens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    As I am Springbank lover and Malbec lover it is no surprise that I love this dram. It is on the same level as the 12 year Burgundy for me and a great dram for its money.

  76. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  77. Noface83 scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    Nose: beautiful aromatic smoke, berry fruits (so towards raspberry jam), fruity sour rose wine, smoked bacon, burnt caramel, slightly nutty note, old wet wood. Beautiful nose with the beloved blend of longrow smoke and wine.
    Taste: Strong but also creamy, some salt and a good dose of tartaric acid, caramel and a hefty pinch of pepper, again the raspberry jar occasionally sparkles in the finish, but the finish is dominated by spicy smoke flavors and beautiful bitter oak.
    Great malt with a good combination of smoke and wine. I found the predecessor more intense and better. Nevertheless a very great continuation of the RED series.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  78. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Did not disappoint me, as so far all the other Reds before.
    • Nose
      Lots of red fruit, cherries, caramel, hints of liquorice, salt, nice campfire smoke, smoked fish, milk chocolate, the fruit is slightly fermented, yogurt, some pepper
    • Taste
      Direct caramel, slightly dirty, fermented fruit, cherry, with some delay comes the smoke, beautifully integrated, from the mouth feeling very creamy and oily
    • Finish
      the dry smoke stays long, nuts, clearly red wine on the finish, slightly fruity

  79. Drk Neknul scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Malbe? Under numerous names the old and worldwide in the big wine regions spreads French grape variety 'Côt' is known, in South Africa about as Malbec. The red wines from the blue-black Malbec grape are in turn of dark violet color and are characterized by a fruity spice.
    • Nose
      It leads the smoke. Add to that an alcoholic touch, which suggests that the Longrow is also a strong representative of its kind with the Malbec finish. Fruit sweetness. Berry notes that stand out from the typical honey sweetness due to their slightly acidic impact, but are hardly distinguishable in the nose.
    • Taste
      The malt looks wonderfully creamy. Water is certainly not needed at the Malbec. In the mouth, the alcohol distributes its power better. It warms and supports only the other flavors. Above all the sweet smoker carpet. Behind the wine influence is now much more intense. Blueberries, raspberries and a touch reminiscent of juniper berries are discernible. Mmmhmmm ... Beer skewers, for example, can be cooked wonderfully on the smoker. The smoky Red Malbec would probably fit on the eye like the proverbial fist.
    • Finish
      Long, as expected winy-smoky finish. Here, too, the typical longwash smoke runs through all components like a red thread. Berry fruit notes remain, most likely blueberries and fresh raspberries. A little spice from the barrels is also noticeable, but there is no trace of bitterness. In the end towards the end Pfeiffentabak and a, often encountered in wine storage or Weinfinishes, mineral-chalky note, which I like very much, but experience is not necessarily for everyone. Miss notes Nil! Sure, it's even smokey, more fruity or even more complex, but in the power and balance of the various elements of the Red Malbec must certainly not hide.

  80. birkzehn scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  81. Lafiii did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      86 86

  82. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Exactly my thing! Great dram.
    • Nose
      A sweet combination of smoked ham and fried raspberry jam, dry smoke, cranberries, fruit bars, Springbank-typical mineral notes come through sparse, with time it is always red wine
    • Taste
      Smoky raspberries again, incredibly thick and creamy, slightly peppery, roasted dates
    • Finish
      Red fruits dominate, some oak comes to it, briefly warming, then rather schmatziger departure, which is held by the smoke something in the mouth

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