An absolute gem of a whisky here, Longrow 18 year old is a double distilled, heavily peated single malt from Springbank distillery in Campbeltown. Longrow was first created as an experiment to make a peated whisky in Campbeltown, but its popularity grew thanks to its brazen, muscular character. The whisky is matured in two barrel types, 75% in sherry casks and 25% in bourbon casks. Only 4,800 bottles of the complex single malt are produced each year, bottled at 46% ABV.
Nose:Apple peels, and smoke. Earthy peat, damp leaves, notes of truffle, woodshed, porridge oats and soot.
Palate:Peaty with notes of spicy. Very oily, with hints of orange zest, pepper and chili. Very "big". Kippers, smoked meats and honey.
Finish:Spicy and oily, with notes of dark, earthy peaty.
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