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Longrow 11yo 'Red'

(53.7%, OB, 6yrs refill bourbon, then 5yrs Australian Shiraz casks, 9000 Bts., 70cl, 2013*)
Average Score: 88
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
DistillerySpringbank
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameLongrow
Bottling NameRed
Alcohol By Volume53.7%
Other Details6yrs refill bourbon, then 5yrs Australian Shiraz casks
Bottles9000
Size70cl
Issued2013*
Average Score88


Maniac Ratings
Robert Karlsson92
Ho-cheng Yao88
Craig Daniels88
Krishna Nukala90
Tim Puett83


Tasting Notes
Robert KarlssonExcellent chocolate intermingled with potent smokiness. Really quite special. Under the surface, tar, licorice. Exciting rather superb nose. Taste mirrors the nose nicely. Attractive sooty smokiness, tar, and those chocolaty notes. At the end, berries. So enjoyable.
Craig DanielsNose: Vanilla and smoked paprika, some ointment, coconut, then fruity (strawberries and cream) Palate: smoked plums, smoked rose petals and some sour fruit leather, lots of grip. Finish: warming, smoky and with some astringency. Comment: much better integrated than the Cab Sauv sibling. This time the wine,spirit and peat work well together to create a harmonious whole.
Krishna Nukalasmoke and peat- looks like laphroaig.Definitely some complexities behind. Sweet and spicy, lots of organics on finish- An explosive whisky.( Blind tasting notes MMA 2013)