Longrow 12 Years Old 2002 Sherry Cask (53.1%, Cadenhead, 288 Bottles, 2015)
- ABV: 53.1%
- Age: 12 Years Old
- Bottling: Cadenhead
- Category: Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky
- Cost: £sold out
- Origin: Springbank distillery
- Vintage: Undeclared
What they say
This whisky has been matured in a sherry cask
- Distilled 2002
- Bottled April 2015
- Age 12
- Strength 53.1% vol
- Cask Sherry
- No. Bottles 288
Master of Malt tasting notes:
- Nose: Oily, earthy and slightly medicinal with soft smoke, A little meaty, with rich dark fruits and a touch of BBQ sauce.
- Palate: Big and oily with wet wood smoke, then blackcurrants, pancetta and apple chutney
- Finish: Developing smokiness fights through big fruity notes with a twist of orange and growing creaminess
What I say
The third of a quartet of Longrow expression sampled as a little vertical. Distilled in 2002 at Springbank, this was matured for 12 years in a sherry cask before bottling by Cadenhead’s.
My tasting notes:
- Appearance: Dark red bronze (15/20) quick, medium tears and long fine legs.
- Nose: Sherry initially, a touch rubbery and sulphuric, longrow peat also, oily and meaty, cherry, sultana, tannic oak wood, marzipan, almond, after breathing, brighter and sweeter fruits, plum, strawberry, rosewater.
- Taste: Meaty and robust and a touch spirity, some spice, cinnamon & nutmeg, rich red fruits, fruit cake with ginger, vinous, oily but not too smokey, sweet, herbal and salty like roast chicken and thyme.
- Finish: Long, drying spices, leather, engine oil, oily smoke eventually.
A hint of rubber at first but this quickly dissipates leaving a sweet and oily combination of sherry and peat smoke which is really quite lovely.
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