Longrow 10 Year Old / 100 Proof
I've had this sample of Longrow 10 Year Old / 100 Proof which i got from David Carson @TIA568B for quite a while now and only finally just got round to it recently.
This is an intriguing dram and i really am not 100% what i think about it. Would i buy a bottle? probably yes but would i finish it, maybe, eventually but it would take me a while, certainly not a dram i could easily drink every night.
If you want to give this a try pop over to The Whisky Exchange and pick up a bottle.
this is one of those drams where it is really difficult to describe the initial notes that come from it, there is a very slight whiff of peat smoke but it's very gentle, touches of acetone come in also and the rest is made up from cereal and wheaty notes that remind me of lightly toasted brown bread and toaster crumbs with touches of weetabix and digestive biscuits.
This is a big dram the acetone there really is strong, the peat smoke nips and spices it's way around with the cereal notes, there's nothing sweet about this it's all manly and smoky and strong. the whisky equivalent of a musky aftershave.
crikey this has got a killer bite to it, spicy and nippy like a ninja kick to the throat