Longrow 17 Years Old Single Cask The Netherlands 49.4% 2002
|Bottled for||Fourcroy, The Netherlands|
|Cask Type||Fresh Sherry Hogshead|
|Condition||In Orginal Box|
Nose: What do we have here? Beautiful sherry-matured, subtly peated nose. Tobacco leaves, bonfire smoke, sweet oranges and a touch of charcoal. There’s polished leather as well, with just a touch of burlap and charred lemon.
Taste: Oily with subtle notes of peat and furniture polish. Is my bubble test off? How is this a high strength whisky? [After the reveal: Yep, my bubble test was off.] Okay, there’s touches of pepper, but also menthol and plums and oranges. A whiff of liquorice. Very classy indeed.
Finish: Soft, earthy peat notes. Tobacco. Finally some touches of cocoa powder and oranges. Medium in length.
A style that’s a mix of the Lagavulin 16 White Horse and a more elegant Benromach 15. Totally gorgeous. Obviously sold out everywhere, as this was released last year