Ganga wrote:I would say that the Longrow presents the peat differently than the Islay whiskies...
From my own experience, tending to more of a 'coal-tar' imbued sort of smokiness rather than leaning toward the 'earthy/vegetal' peat-reek spectrum that many of the Islay whiskies display. In combination with the intrinsic 'evergreen sap' characteristics of the Longrow distillate, it makes for a most interesting pour.
This seems to be a 'house-style' trait, as it can be picked up (albeit it in a much more subtle form) in Springbank bottlings as well.
Ardbeg311 wrote:The Longrow 10yo 1992 at $60.00? That would have been a fantastic find! The two 10yo's I have had, 1992, 1993 we both exceptional whiskies though a bit high for the $95.00 I paid for each. Very different than the Islay's, peaty (barnyard earthy), but not smoky (campfire), at least not to my tastes. Looking forward to sampling the CV, finally, this summer.
I almost hate to tell you this but I got a Longrow 10yo 1992 from TWE for 34 GBP, back when the pound was 1.5 to the dollar--so a few months ago. Haven't opened it yet, but your raving about it me makes me want to!
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