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20 Feb 2009

Longrow CV

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Longrow

Longrow is the peated whisky brand from Springbank distillery. This Longrow CV (curriculum vitae) is made of 3 vintages, matured in 4 different oak types: 6 years old whisky from bourbon casks, 10 years old from port and rum casks, and 14 years old from sherry casks. This was blended to showcase the different Longrow characters.

 Longrow CV 46%

Longrow CV (46%, OB 2008)

Nose: wet stones, tobacco. Subtle smoke and soft peat. Some fruity notes (orange, yellow apple, lemon) and mint. Mouth: assertive, quite oily and spicy. Peppered peat. Citrus again. Finish: smokey at first, develops on vanilla with tobacco leafs in the end.

A young dram, smooth and easily drinkable with different flavour dimensions.

Score: 84/100.

Longrow CV 3 Ruben Luyten 2009-02-20
  • mempsaia

    I have to say that in my opinion this whisky deserves a higher score (maybe not much higher, but still). It seems to me a perfect alternative to most Islay’s “basic” peaties (I mean the easiest to find in the international market), with a certain complexity which is not so common, at least in the same price sector. Do you happen to agree? Thank you.

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