11 December 2013

Springbank's new peated range have reached the smoky stars....

Longrow Red 11yo Single Malt 53.7% Six Years in Refill Bourbon & Five Years in Australian Shiraz Casks-Only 9000 Bottles Released Worldwide
A red-berried fruit cake that has been left in a smoker for a few days; in a nutshell, fruity sweet 'n peat and red liquorice!
The palate mirrors the nose with the sweetest red berry and vanilla, teasing and exciting the tip of the tongue and then lingering into the mid palate with cake spice but the dominance of the peat takes over with dark toffee and liquorice
 laced with tarry ropes and molten wellies leaving a lasting, gorgeous mouth feel begging you for another sip. Astonishing dram and my pick for Wild about Whisky's peated whisky of the year. 93 


  1. It's a bit of an odd flavor profile if you're only used to sherry, but I feel like the Shiraz really works well with Longrow's peat.

  2. I have in the past battled with some sherried peated expressions, a couple of Diageo's Distiller's Editions like Lagavullin are a case in point but this one does work exquisitely!