Springbank / Springbank

Longrow Peated Review

Longrow PeatedOn a visit last week to the fantastic Oran Mor whisky club I was reacquainted to an old friend who has changed their appearance. The first whisky on show was a familiar dram to me Longrow Peated. When I worked in Campbeltown a popular dram was the Longrow CV, this is essentially has replaced the CV and the qualities of the CV are still abundant with this bottling.

Longrow is of course a Campbeltown Malt which is produced by J&A Mitchell Co. Ltd or better known as Springbank. The name Longrow comes from the old Longrow Distillery which used to be adjacent to the Springbank Distillery. The main street where Springbank is off is also called Longrow. Longrow is double distilled heavily peated single malt. The first distillation in 1973 was actually carried out as an experiment to show that it was possible to create an Islay style malt on the mainland. Regular distillation has taken place since 1992 and long may it continue.

Tasting Notes & Details

Nose

A hearty maritime nose, salt sea and smoke its as simple as that.

Palate

Lighter than expected, fresh, light hints of apples and grass then into a wonderful full hitting peat and smoke.

Finish

A dry long finish, all element of the sea with a smokeiness that embers on.

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Longrow Peated
Age: NAS
ABV: 46.00
Distiller: Springbank
Bottler: Springbank
Type: Single Cask Single Malt
From: Scotland, Campbeltown
Posted: 19/03/2014 by Neil



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