Country Scotch Whisky
Distillery/Brand Springbank
Style Single Malt Whisky

Longrow 18

An absolute gem of a whisky here, Longrow 18 year old is a double distilled, heavily peated single malt from Springbank distillery in Campbeltown. Longrow was first created as an experiment to make a peated whisky in Campbeltown, but its popularity grew thanks to its brazen, muscular character.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose Apple peels, and smoke. Earthy peat, damp leaves, notes of truffle, woodshed, porridge oats and soot.

Palate Peaty with notes of spicy. Very oily, with hints of orange zest, pepper and chili. Very "big". Kippers, smoked meats and honey.

Finish Spicy and oily, with notes of dark, earthy peaty.

Allergy information

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Reviews for Longrow 18 Year Old
Great whisky
Next level whisky. Beautiful!
Master of Malt Customer
3 years ago
Just perfect.
The balance in this whisky is astonashing.

Rich and dark nose with dried fruits, dark chocolate, coastal autumn air, faint smoke and a slight medicinal touch. Also some wax.

The taste is full with a thick and oily texture. All the above comes back on the taste but with a touch of sweet licorice as well. The sweetness is perfect and balanced with a saltiness in the long finish with some ash and smoke.

Buy while it lasts!
Master of Malt Customer
4 years ago
Needs a minute to open up
Opened this up for a little taste in the afternoon and thought it was hot and woody. A bit disappointed earlier in the day, then after letting it sit in the glass it mellows out some and you get a smooth dram with all the complexity of other Campbeltown whiskys. Maybe costs a bit too much, not that much different from Springbank 15. Still pretty happy with this one.
Master of Malt Customer
4 years ago
Exceptional - but no smoke.
Exceptionally good 2018 bottling, but don't be mislead by 'heavily peated' description - it isn't. A fresh bottle has a slight peat reek, but after opening for a week or so the peat and smoke only exist in your imagination. Buy the entry level 'Longrow peated' if you are looking for a bonfire experience.

I did say this whisky was exceptional, and it is. Rich & concentrated: peaches, coconut, dried seaweed, complex and multi-layered. Seemingly changing as the level in your glass goes down. Nearest comparison I have is Irish (Mitchell's Yellow spot). Go on - treat yourself - Springbank always delivers.

Master of Malt Customer
5 years ago
Bought this bottle in 2016. I think its good but not exceptional either. The peat is the secondary note on this one but nonetheless present. Typical of Springbank it is definitely well made high quality stuff but the palate might be a little subdued and lacking the usual robust character I associate with this distillery. Its between a 3.5 to 4 rating imo.
Nicholas K , Singapore
6 years ago
great dram!
Just opened this one. Oh my god! One of the best I ever tasted, this one makes an impression besides whiskies like Laphroaig 18!

Fruity, a little bit spicy, and a smooth smoke this one is a must have!
Master of Malt Customer
7 years ago
I tasted the 2016 release, this is awesome.
Use of rum casks can't be guessed, it is very complex, and soft. Oily it is.
I can understand one may not find this one peaty enough, because it's more of a Springbank profile than typical Longrow.
But this is very, very, good.
William L , France
7 years ago
Everything I love about the distillery in a bottle. Delicious!
Master of Malt Customer
7 years ago
I meant to say 2016 Longrow. That is what I tasted last Saturday.
Master of Malt Customer
7 years ago
MoM Tasting notes off for the current 2016 edition?
I just tasted the new 18 on Saturday, and I think the tasting notes above "from the chaps at master of malt" are for an earlier edition, I think. The 2016 is not very peaty at all and it's rather soapy for a Springbank. It's also thin and not nearly as oily as the earlier few years were. Kippers and smoked meats? No, not in there, IMO. I've been buying the 18's for years, so I'm not some upstart crow beautified with the feathers of other folks' internet reviews and ideas. The 2012 18 year springbank that I bought and tasted in 2013 was actually a 10 year mislabeled. I set it side by side for a tasting with friends and we all decided the whiskies were identical in the 2012 10 year and the 2012 "18" year. Hey, mistakes happen. If you have the black and white label springbank stamped 12/144 on the back of the front label, then beware. That was obviously the all time worst year for an 18 since it was a 10 mislabeled by mistake! Things got much better after that. The 2013 18 year was quite good indeed, at least the bottling that was midway through the year and not the first run of 2013. With that in mind, the 2016 isn't very good in my opinion, but of course it's much better than a 10 year that is put into a bottle with an 18 year label! I have an 18 year refill sherry single springbank that is amazing. Very very good. In my cabinet right now, I have a ton of Longrows and a few springbanks open. Two 12 year old cask strengths and that 18 single cask. Love the longrow reds, especially the pinot 12. The old longrow 14 madeira is amazing, as well. I have one bottle left of that that i'm saving. It's not the most complex longrow I've had but it is divine.
Master of Malt Customer
7 years ago