|Distilled date||Not Specified|
|Cask Type||60% Sherry, 40% Bourbon|
|Condition||In Original Box|
Nose: old engine oils and metal tools, wet cloth and lots of coals. Both sooty smoke and fresh charcoal. Wet concrete. Hints of beef jerky. There’s a light berry sourness but it seems less fruity than previous editions. Little (classic) sherry as well, it’s more of a vague sweetness, some dried herbs and a musty bodega aroma or a dirty dunnage warehouse floor. Whiffs of mezcal and hints of pickle brine.
Mouth: the same sooty, earthy style with wet chalk, roasted nuts and hickory smoke. Oak char. Lots of oily notes again. Tobacco leaves. Mid-palate there’s some apple / almond sweetness, citrus zest and vanilla before it goes back to coal dust and this peculiar pickled note.
Finish: rather long, on peat smoke, spice and roasted nuts.
This Longrow 21 is a very mature example of the Campbeltown character again, even though I preferred last year’s edition. I really think they should do a higher strength version of this, just 48-50% would give it an extra kick and make it a future classic.
An Exceptional Blend of Sherry and Bourbon
Longrow, renowned for its robust and peated whiskies, presents an exclusive release for whisky enthusiasts: the Longrow 21 Years Old Limited Release 2019. Bottled on October 2, 2019, this extraordinary whisky embodies a harmonious blend of 60% Sherry casks and 40% Bourbon casks. With an ABV of 46%, this limited edition promises a true treat for the senses. Join us on a journey through the flavorful world of Longrow.
Aged to Perfection:
The Longrow 21 Years Old Limited Release is the result of patient maturation. Distilled in a distant past, this whisky has matured for 21 years in carefully selected casks. The Sherry casks and Bourbon casks have imparted their own characteristic influences on the spirit, resulting in a complex and balanced flavor.
Upon tasting the Longrow 21 Years Old, a rich and deep aroma is released, with notes of dried fruits, dark chocolate, and a hint of spicy oak. The first sip reveals layers of flavors. Sweet notes of raisins and dark berries mingle with spicy nuances of cinnamon and nutmeg. The subtle smokiness of Longrow complements the sweet and spicy tones, resulting in a balanced and complex whisky. The finish is long and warm, with delicate hints of vanilla and wood.
The Blend of Sherry and Bourbon:
The combination of Sherry and Bourbon casks adds a fascinating dimension to the Longrow 21 Years Old Limited Release. The Sherry casks impart a richness of sweet and fruity notes, while the Bourbon casks bring hints of vanilla and oak. The harmony between these two types of casks results in a complex and layered whisky that embraces Longrow's distinctive style.
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