Longrow 15 Years Old 2001 Sherry Cask

Longrow 15 Years Old 2001 (51.9%, OB, Cage, 1st Fill Sherry Butt, 1 Bottle, 2017)

  • ABV: 51.9%
  • Age: 15 Years Old
  • Bottling:  J & A Mitchell & Co Ltd., Longrow Cage Bottling.
  • Category: Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost: £sold out
  • Origin: Springbank distillery
  • Vintage: 2001


What they say

Distilled 26/10/01 Longrow 15 years old matured in FS Butt 51.9% ABV

What I say

The fourth and final of a quartet of Longrow expression sampled as a little vertical. Distilled 26/10/01 at Springbank and matured for 15 years in a first fill sherry butt before sampling for the cage at Cadenheads. Presented at 51.9% ABV.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Blood orange gold (13/20) medium tears and long, medium legs.
  • Nose: Cooked dried fruit, raisins, figs, a touch of liqourice, dirty engine oil, thick peat smoke, earthy and turfy, fruity sherry, walnut, dunnage warehouse, toffee and chocolate.
  • Taste: Full-bodied, oily and thick, toffee, syrupy and sweet, chocolate, hazelnut, toffifee, touch salty, leather, quite waxy and mouth coating, moist fruit cake, apple and bramble jam, quite creamy.
  • Finish: Long, sweet and savoury, BBQ sauce, smoked meat and marinated jerky, vaporous peat and BBQ smoke linger.


A touch oily and closed and quite creamy in texture. Straight forward sherry and peat but with further sampling what at first seems simple is really quite accomplished, a single cask that is on par with a married standard expression.

Score 89/100

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