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Longrow 18-year-old

Overall rating
89.35/100
votes
74
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Bottled
03.04.2017
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
60% Refill Sherry Casks, 40% Bourbon Casks
Number of bottles
4500
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
17/150
Barcode
610854657000
Added on
11 Apr 2017 10:56 pm by bert61nl
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Member rates

Level Username Rating
Member Senior Ron 78
100
Member Senior Ricardo1984
94
Member Junior Donrickone
93
Member Junior NMUSA
93
Connoisseur spigray
92
Member Senior AppleRdam
92
Specialist bert61nl
92
Member Senior dalle_t
92
Expert Senior CaskHead
91
Expert Junior Evelix
91
Expert Junior csr601d
91
Expert Senior Eilean a' Cheo
91
Expert Junior Oberstjert
91
Expert Senior schero
91
Member Senior Mr.Brocante
91
Member Senior heivalido
91
Expert Senior Pollenflug
91
Newbie joenl
91
Expert Senior Owidram
91
Member Senior Acanthurus
91
Expert Senior hawk85
91
Member Senior Nejmw
91
Connoisseur addyhd
90
Expert Junior hj13
90
Expert Senior Murxus
90
Expert Senior Don Manfredo
90
Newbie wiedis
90
Member Senior GlasgowBoys
90
Member Senior Sith 45
90
Member Senior FX90
90
Expert Senior DarthDronach
90
Member Senior moving_coil
90
Member Senior miz
90
Moderator z-imaging
90
Expert Senior katarn_rb
90
Expert Senior GlenPiWi
90
Expert Senior Psyk0man
90
Connoisseur Drochaid
90
Expert Junior tarax69
89
Expert Senior Tottenham
89
Expert Junior Stronagaich
89
Expert Senior Dram Dracula
89
Expert Senior Lech Lomond
89
Member Senior MisterMonkeyDonkey
89
Connoisseur Kantenmechaniker
89
Connoisseur ctu
89
Expert Junior Vertebra
89
Expert Senior WhiskyU
89
Expert Senior Torfding
89
Expert Senior maurisso
89
Expert Senior ovanpuyvelde
89
Expert Senior Goethe
88
Expert Senior steinrich
88
Expert Senior Arwen
88
Expert Junior Malinois
88
Expert Senior GuyIncognito
88
Expert Senior zormik
88
Connoisseur hs305
88
Member Senior detachedblue
88
Expert Senior Dris
87
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87
Expert Junior islay-krueger
87
Expert Junior Maltflieger
87
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87
Member Senior Wilhelm T
87
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87
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87
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87
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86
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86
Member Senior Kreimann
85
Member Senior Glen Valley
85
Expert Junior Bamkero
85
Member Senior mjr1987
84

205 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1
Category Rating
Nose
23
Taste
22
Finish
23
Balance
22

Tastingtags

24 Notes

hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Review note
30 May 2017 4:16 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 88 points

[May, 2017]  I had this dram during a Springbank Masterclass tasting at the Campbeltown whisky festival.

The nose is all about bourbon vanilla and sherry-induced aromas with some hints of peat.  If only the one slightly sulphured cask has not slipped through the quality control I would have scored it 89 or even 90 points.  The mouthfeel is nicely coating with no hot nor peppery moments, excellent!  The taste is on sweet sherry and vanilla-driven toffee flavours with not that much peat as one would expect.  The finish is medium to long and even sweeter on delicious chocolatey flavours.  Be cautious with water as it releases significantly more sulphury flavours both in the nose and on the palate - so if you are sensitive to the smell of hell (like me) enjoy it neat!

A good dram that is very quaffable...

Weighted Rate
88.2
Nose
87
Initial taste
89
Body
89
Finish
90
Price
84
Presentation
88
There is no accounting for taste...
spigray
Connoisseur spigray Review note
20 May 2017 1:34 pm
spigray gave this whisky 92 points

of course the presentation mark is a joke but I didn´t want to spoil the average rating

Weighted Rate
91.5
Nose
90
Initial taste
93
Body
92
Finish
92
Price
89
Presentation
92
spigray
Connoisseur spigray Tasting note
20 May 2017 12:32 pm
spigray gave this whisky 92 points
Color
Gin clear
Nose

very curious about this one cause compared to older version this one is rated very high. I have always been a great fan of this bottle, so let´s see:

everything´s still there. old coins, shoepolish, rancid butter, ash, smoke, damp earth. so no  real change and who would complain?

maybe it´s a tad fruitier this year, I found a handful of lemons and apples. hints of solvent, quite some mild oak

Taste

now, on the palate I´d say there is a change, cause this one is more quaffable, it doesn´t have this austerity we are used from longrow 18. still it is brilliant, as I mentioned a bit fruitier but the distillery character is displaced clearly. the oak comes through with wonderful chestnut flavours.

Finish

long and clean.

Comments

thought I probably couldsave some money this year, but I should have known, that I´ have to buy a bottle.

thanks pollenflug for the sample

Pollenflug
Expert Senior Pollenflug Tasting note
19 May 2017 4:58 pm
Pollenflug gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Die erste Nase beginnt sehr vielversprechend: Süß, fruchtig, rauchig und maritim. Helle Früchte, wie Äpfel, Birnen und Orangen, übernehmen schnell die aromatische Oberhand. Auch exotische Früchte, wie Maracuja und Ananas, nehme ich nach einigen Minuten wahr. Im Hintergrund befinden sich angenehme Noten von Vanille/Karamell, roten Früchten (Himbeeren, Erdbeeren) und zarte Eiche. Der sehr harmonisch eingebundene Rauch und die deutlichen maritimen Noten (Salz) sind stets präsent.

Taste

Angenehmer Antritt, die seidige, sehr ölige Textur umhüllt den Gaumen und den Mundraum. Zu Beginn mit einem ganz leichten Prickeln an der Zungenspitze, süße (primär helle) Früchte, Salz und Rauch sind auch hier wieder meine ersten Eindrücke. Orangen, Grapefruit, Maracuja, rote Früchte und Karamell fluten den Gaumen, dicht gefolgt von einer spürbaren Salzigkeit, Schokolade, Nüssen, leichter Eichenwürze und eher dezentem Rauch. Sehr komplex und wunderbar ausbalanciert.

Finish

Lang. Die hellen und roten Früchte verblassen allmählich, salzige Zartbitterschokolade, Rauch und würzige Eichenholznoten gewinnen spürbar an Dominanz. Geschmacklich kommen die Aromen der Refill-Sherryfässer im Abgang bisher am stärksten zur Entfaltung, auch wenn sie eher im Hintergrund verweilen. Ganz zum Schluss minimal trockener werdend.

Comments

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Goethe
Expert Senior Goethe Tasting note
04 Dec 2017 8:19 pm
Goethe gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Smoke, vanilla, caramel, green apple, grass, yellow fruits (lemon, pears, some pineapple), salt, minerals, "farming Springbank", some red fruits.

Taste

Smoke, the farming smell/taste keeps on going (very mature here), lemon, oranges, ginger, minerals, salt, a few spices.

Finish

Medium to long. Oak, smoke, dark chocolate, salt, some fudgy scones.

Comments

Very well balanced Longrow at 18 years. It's not easy to get the full flavour of the 60% Refill Sherry Casks therefore the sherry touch is quite gentle. The smoke is not to dominant and the farming Springbank charakter is coming along well.

Concerning price/performance ratio: 8/10

Malinois
Expert Junior Malinois Note
06 Nov 2017 1:26 pm
Malinois gave this whisky 88 points

Tasted at Spirits In The Sky 2017 10/13

Beautiful whisky, but loses some points because of the sulfur. Normally I don't care about this and it brings some depth. But with this one, it's reverse of that.

Dram Dracula
Expert Senior Dram Dracula Note
08 Sep 2017 5:53 am
Dram Dracula gave this whisky 89 points

Warm, balanced, buttery, a bit of toffee, subdued campbeltown funk, and yes, sulfur, but I must admit I also find sulfur in previous bottlings of Longrow 18's -- so maybe it's by design?

Dominic
Member Senior Dominic Note
03 Aug 2017 8:41 pm

Geproefd met Flavourman, met dank aan Olivier voor de lekkere sample.

Neus: graantjes, brood, nootjes, gele appel

Smaak: brood, cereals, havermout, pompelmoes

Afdronk: licht bittertje, milde afdronk, black pepper

moving_coil
Member Senior moving_coil Review note
30 Jul 2017 2:04 am
moving_coil gave this whisky 90 points

Nose

A salty Talisker tribute act at the Campbeltown Festival this year? A peaty mineral bed in the background followed by a little refill sherry that carries the traditional Longrow 18 profile - 91

Taste

There is the refill sherry growing becoming more intense with some light tannins. Then extremely salty which is just fantastic. Great texture for the abv then very strong Campbeltown/Yoichi style combustion with some punchy non-Islay smoke - 91

Finish

Still some saltiness with usual Longrow 18 signature becoming more apparent. Slight Springbank sherry rubberiness (from some of those hit and miss casks that were heavily muted here for most of the part) but this soon fades leaving just the wonderful coastal saltiness - 89

Comments

Probably the best Longrow 18 since the chocolate box/cigar malt from 2014. The sherry plays a great part without any sulphur poisoning this grand whisky. Would be beyond cult status if the sherry was as error-free as the bourbon cask which is the real hero for sculpting a fantastic Longrow 18 for 2017. I don't understand how this is still on the shelf whilst Longrow Red and the latest Springbank 12 are sold out at their RRP. No complaints from me and definitely one to stack up on even if 2018's Longrow 18 is better!

Weighted Rate
90.4
Nose
91
Initial taste
92
Body
91
Finish
89
Price
88
Presentation
90
Eilean a' Cheo
Expert Senior Eilean a' Cheo Review note
23 Jul 2017 6:34 pm
Eilean a' Cheo gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
90.8
Nose
90
Initial taste
92
Body
90
Finish
91
Price
91
Presentation
91

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