A more heavily peated, double distilled 10 year old bottling from the Springbank distillery, matured in bourbon and sherry casks.
The nose is quite full and floral. There are bruised petals and blossom and notes of grist. A hint of thick cut marmalade and fresh herbs. A very faint smoke trails somewhere in the distance. The palate is quite big and firm. There is a solid slab of peat with a good malty feel. A well-balanced sweetness emerges with notes of sugared peels and tangerine with a hint of lime. The finish is quite long with citrus zest and oaked warmth.
The Best and My Favorite Hands Down
This is one of the fullest yet cleanest true scotches out there. I only grown fonder of it.
6th May 2012
I have only recently started to appreciate whisky having drunk it on the odd occasion for many years. This Longrow 10 year old is the first Campbeltown that I have tasted - I thought that I would not like peated whisky but tried it anyway to further my knowledge (real whisky drinkers would probably say that it's hardly peated). To say that I was pleasantly surprised would be an understatement the 'marmalade', I agree and the 'citrus'too. The other subtleties elude my uneducated palate, at present, none-the-less I heartily recommend this tipple.
27th November 2011