Longrow 100 Proof 10 Years Old Bottled for Usquebaugh Society 57% Damaged box 1999

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Distillery Springbank
Bottler OB
Serie 100 Proof
Bottled for Usquebaugh Society 20th Anniversary
Distilled date 29.11.1999
Bottling date 11.03.2010
Country Scotland
Region Campbeltown
Age 10
Cask Type Refill Bourbon Hogshead
Cask Number 489
Alcohol percentage 57
Volume 0,70
Condition In Original Container
Label Perfect
Stock

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BOW (92)

Box has some damage on the back, Pictures available upon request.

Celebrating Longrow 100 Proof 10 Years Old Bottled for Usquebaugh Society 20th Anniversary

Introduction:
Longrow, a beloved single malt whisky brand hailing from the renowned Springbank Distillery in Campbeltown, Scotland, has earned a reputation for its distinctive and characterful expressions. Among its celebrated releases is the Longrow 100 Proof 10 Years Old, specially bottled to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Usquebaugh Society. Distilled on November 29, 1999, and bottled on March 11, 2010, this limited edition whisky offers a tantalizing journey through time, flavor, and the art of maturation. In this article, we will explore the unique qualities of Longrow 100 Proof, as well as the significance of its association with the Usquebaugh Society.

The Usquebaugh Society's Milestone:
The Usquebaugh Society, a whisky enthusiast society known for its passion and dedication to the spirit, reached a remarkable milestone with its 20th anniversary. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the society collaborated with the Springbank Distillery to release a special edition of Longrow 100 Proof. This partnership showcases the shared commitment to craftsmanship, tradition, and the love of whisky.

Aged to Perfection:
Longrow 100 Proof 10 Years Old represents a decade of maturation, a crucial period during which the whisky develops its complex flavors and aromas. This particular expression spent its formative years in a refill Bourbon Hogshead cask, number 489. The cask's influence imbued the whisky with a harmonious blend of oak-derived vanilla, spices, and gentle sweetness.

Unveiling the Tasting Notes:
Longrow 100 Proof 10 Years Old captivates the senses with its robust and layered profile. At 57% ABV, this cask strength whisky exhibits a rich, smoky character, characteristic of the Longrow style. On the nose, enticing aromas of peat smoke, ripe fruits, and hints of citrus entwine. The palate is greeted with an explosion of flavors, including toasted oak, vanilla, dark chocolate, and a subtle coastal brininess. The finish is long and warming, leaving a lingering impression of peat smoke and spice.

A Rarity to Treasure:
With only 258 bottles produced, Longrow 100 Proof 10 Years Old Bottled for Usquebaugh Society 20th Anniversary holds immense appeal to whisky collectors and enthusiasts seeking unique and limited releases. Each bottle is a testament to the artistry and dedication of the distillers, as well as the passion of the Usquebaugh Society. Its rarity and association with a significant milestone make it a prized addition to any whisky collection.

Conclusion:
Longrow 100 Proof 10 Years Old Bottled for Usquebaugh Society 20th Anniversary is a remarkable whisky that exemplifies the art of maturation and the essence of Longrow. From its carefully selected cask to its distinctive flavors and limited availability, it embodies the spirit of celebration and shared enthusiasm for whisky. Whether enjoyed by avid collectors or savored by whisky connoisseurs, this expression stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of the Usquebaugh Society and the exceptional craftsmanship of the Springbank Distillery.

Serge Valentin (92)

Colour: straw.

Nose: interestingly, this one is easier than the 14, not because of its strength of course but because the wood has coated the spirit a little more, taming the fairly aggressive coastal and sooty/smoky character. It’s a little grassier as well, waxier, cleaner, probably a little more elegant… And more metallic. With water: oh, the mustard in this! Calms down after a few seconds, leaving more room for some waxy and even ashier and sootier notes. Wet rocks, well-finished oysters (not in table wine barrels, mind you) and damp earth, humus, well-aged pu-erh tea.

Mouth (neat): starts a little shyish but then it’s all going tidal, if you see what I mean. Not complex, rather extremely compact, on ashes, bitter oranges, smoked tea and green olives (and their brine). Yes, not complex but wonderful. With water: same, with the smokiness more to the front.

Finish: endless, flinty, grassy, briny and smoky. In short, Longrowish.

Comments: my style. I could spend two (well, seven) evenings with a large glass of this in my hands. And only ten years old! Congrats to both Franck McHardy (does he have his statue now?) and the Usquebaugh Society, this one was great.

Longrow - 100 Proof 10 Years Old Bottled for Usquebaugh Society 57% 1999

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