Longrow 18 year old 2012 release is a peated Campbeltown single malt Scotch whisky matured in sherry casks.
Stocks are very limited for this highly anticipated release.
Nose: This whisky has an incredibly sweet nose with some savoury notes peeking through. Marshmallows in abundance - the vanilla variety, with icing sugar and foam bananas adding to the sweetness. Upon further nosing the fruit makes an appearance, brambles, mandarines and over ripe damson fruits. Some savoury notes pushing through such as linseed oil - do we smell cricket bats?
Palate: This dram coats your palate in a waxy fashion with its continuing sweet flavours as described on the nose. But there is also the familiar, well balanced trace of smoke which makes this a brilliantly complex wee dram that will make you feel right at home no matter where you are.
Finish: The creaminess of this whisky means it doesn't go away - you feel the warmth of this Longrow all the way down to your boots, creamy, sweet with a gentle smoke finish.
Springbank Distillery is the oldest, independent and family owned malt whisky distillery in Scotland having been founded in 1828 in Campbeltown at the foot of the Mull of Kintyre on the west coast of Scotland. Springbank produces three different types of malt whisky one of which is Longrow which was first produced in 1973 and is highly peated and double distilled. The barley is spread across Springbank’s own traditional malting floors where it germinates and is then dried on the perforated floor of the kiln by hot peat smoke for 48 hours. The name is in memory of Longrow Distillery which sat adjacent to Springbank Distillery and is now one of Campbeltown’s many lost distilleries. Longrow Distillery operated from 1824 until 1896.