Longrow Red 11 Years Old Port Casks ~ 51.8% (J & A Mitchell)
- Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky
- 51.8% ABV, £58 for 70cl
- Score: 86/100
What they say:
Another edition of Longrow’s popular Red range, this time featuring 11 year old whisky matured in fresh port casks, giving it a rosy hue and vibrant fruit notes alongside the classic aromas of well-peated Campbeltown single malt.
Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt
Nose: Jammy notes of summer fruit, sweet and vivid. Light notes of earthy peat and tobacco leaf.
Palate: Peat develops from the get-go, with hints of oak supporting it. Raisins, currants and sweet port.
Finish: A long finish of berry notes and subtle peat.
Overall: Good balance of peat and fruit.
What I say:
Dram # 5 from the Jolly Toper P/O/U/R/S tasting held on 11th September 2014. This one according to Mark has spent 9 years in ‘fresh’ port casks. What it did for the other 2 years is anybodys guess but it was bottled at 11 years old.
Jammy fruits, strawberry, blackcurrant, raspberry, apple, cereal barley malt, new cigar boxes and a hint of earthy peat
Strawberry jam on hot buttered toast, malty wheat bread toast at that, slightly earthy peaty flavours and some oaky wood
Long, faintly rubbery malt and peat
Excels on the palate, perhaps a little water would have opened up more on the nose and finish – but I’ll never know as this was too good straight out of the bottle. A perfect way to end a perfect evening’s whisky tasting. I expect this one to sell very quickly. The peated Longrow spirit and port cask maturation work well, I feel the port wins out giving a rich fruity whisky with peaty overtones, sublime.