Longrow Peated

Peated Single Malt

Longrow // Campbeltown, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    85
  • Avg. Rating

    3.78
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 181 )

Longrow, which has been distilled by the Springbank distillery in Campbeltown region of Scotland since 1973, is an experiment to prove that an Islay-style whisky could be successfully produced on the mainland. Double-distilled with 100% peated malts and aged in ex-bourbon barrels before being bottled without an age statement at 92 proof. Formerly known as Longrow C.V., the current bottling enjoys a new packaging but still offers the same beautiful range of flavors and aromas that we have come to expect from Springbank.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    46.0
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    ex-bourbon

Tasting Notes

"This whisky is a bit two-faced with dominant dessert aromas of vanilla custard and caramel, but also follows through with rich ash, moderate peat and a brininess that lends to memories of a fisherman's well-seasoned leather logbook. The same follows suit on the palate, but again, a tale of two malts. The first tale speaks of creamy and rich vanilla caramel, and delicate fruits, and the second tale finds you taking a walk on the beach on a cold day surrounding yourself with medicinal and vegetal notes from the sea breeze intertwined with smoke from the hearths of the nearby village. There is a lingering salty smokiness that provides a satisfying finish for the Islay scotch lovers that are looking to discover something new, whilst enjoying something also quite familiar. "

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Peaty & Smoky