This is essentially the awesome Longrow C.V. bottling in new packaging, we're very glad it still features in the re-vamped range! Great value and great tasting!
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Nose: Salt and a leathery smokiness come to the fore in a maritime combination, like a Harbourmaster's Jacket.
Palate: Light and sweet with notes of green grapes and rhubarb, a great contrast to the nose. Then comes a big blast of smoke.
Finish: That salty smokiness returns from the nose providing a deeply satisfying ending.
Overall: A great entry-level offering from Longrow perfect for Islay fans looking for something a bit different.
Am I missing something?
I really want to like this but it's just too young and harsh for me. A little water helps but for an NAS malt that tastes this young I think it's overrated.
23rd March 2015
Quite decent, and the tasting notes are for the most part accurate. This whiskey is rather light in body and somewhat herbal/aromatic, along with a fair bit of grainy buttery sort of sweetness. The peat/smoke is mild on the nose, mostly absent in the arrival, but after a few seconds in the mouth it really pops. There is another note somewhere between lavender and leather that I've seen some reviewers note is "plasticky", and I can see how one might interpret it that way, but in general I think it isn't a negative point.
This whisky tastes just a little hot and young, needs a touch of water. I emailed Springbank and was told that this bottling is a mixture of 7, 10, and 14 year old bourbon-matured stuff, and the heat leads me to suspect that the 7 year old might be in the majority here. With a teaspoon of water and a little time it calms down just fine, though.
22nd January 2015
Campbeltown does its best impression of Islay
This is the best non-islay peated malt. Distilled by Springbank in Campbeltown. 46% abv, no artificial colour, non-chill filtered. What's not to like? This is a delightful dram. Strong, but not overpowering. Opens up nicely with a little water. I will by buying again.
11th January 2015
I'm sipping a glass of this right now. The dominant flavour on the nose and the tongue is peat, but not overwhelmingly so. It's a different kind of peat. Not TCP or iodine like Laphroaig. It's lighter, some might say immature. There is a seaspray note. Also a fruit note, something a bit sour. rhubarb in the tasting notes is a fair description. I also feel good drinking something from Springbank that is made the right way: 46% ABV, non-chill filtered, no artificial colouring. I'm very happy I bought this bottle. The hardest thing will be making it last.
3rd January 2015
It's all about the Scotch, Carl Faulkner
It's young, has a pretty good finish, nice peat, and a small bite. I'm comparing it to my all time favorite, Lagavulin 16, and I'm wondering what their higher-end scotches are like.
8th November 2014
You wont like this, these are not the bottles you're looking for*. Move along now.
*(unless you're buying me a present, then I'll have a dozen)
Tasting notes are spot on. Great whisky, smooth and very drinkable neat. Best dram you never heard of!