Longrow Peated 46% NAS
|Cask Number||15/483 + 15/82|
|Condition||In Original Container|
Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Serge Valentin (89)
Longrow (46%, OB, +/-2015) Four stars and a half Always a favourite at WF Towers, and proof that NAS, when appropriately priced (that is to say as if they were entry-level whiskies – which they are), can be great. Don’t just price them as if they were 18yos! Colour: straw. Nose: spirit. I could leave it at that. Buttered soot and old woollen jumper, gravel, first tropical rain over a very busy city somewhere in the far-east, coal smoke, bandages, raw malt… Brilliant! Mouth: fantastic. Powerful, raw, uncompromising (they could use Laphroaig’s tag lines), salty, earthy, lemony, medicinal, coastal… I especially love this feeling of salted lemons. Finish: long, more mineral, and more on seawater. As if Longrow was becoming more and more ‘Islay’. Comments: bang-for-your-buck provided you’re not a sweet-vanilla-and-coconut-above-all kind of whisky enthusiast. Otherwise it may be a little too challenging… Totally and utterly spirit-driven.