Review: Longrow Peated Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky / by Jason Hambrey

100% Malted Barley
Distiller Springbank (Campbeltown, Scotland)

This comes from Springbank's peated stream of whiskies, all under the brand name of Longrow. Longrow whiskies are distilled twice, which is less than the other whisky streams produced by Springbank (Springbank whiskies are distilled "2 and a half times" and Hazelburn three times) - so, you might expect a bit of a heavier spirit than that of Springbank or Hazelburn. Non-chill filtered and natural color in the great tradition of Springbank.

Review (2016)

  • Batch: N/A

  • Bottling Code: 02.04.15 15/144

  • Bottling Date: 2015

Fascinating aromas - rubbery, lightly smoky, apple, pepper, dried apricot, with a big malt character to it, oranges - but still with that rich springbank oiliness. A bit of youth here too. On the palate, quite viscous, and showing surprising lightness while also brilliantly holding the complexity underneath. Great stuff.

Highly Recommended (48% of all whiskies I’ve reviewed to date get this recommendation or higher).

Value: Average at $98.