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