Awards for Longrow Peated
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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.
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
These are not the bottles you're looking for.
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!
20th February 2014
I got this as a christams present from my dad after he went up to Scotland recently. We both love whisky and try to get each other something a bit different every year. I have seen and heard of Longrow before but have never ventured out to trying it and I wish I had sooner. It is a fantastic dram and the guy above me has described it spot on. I love the fruity, spicy, coastal and peatyness of this dram and would definitely recommend it to anyone. I will certainly be tasting as few more Campbeltown whisky's very soon.