Whisky of the week # 50 – Longrow 10 YR Peated

Longrow 10 yr old peated.
46% abv
Campbeltown region.

Campbeltown is one of Scotland’s four recognised whisky producing regions. Situated on the Mull of Kintyre,some 240 km’s from Glassgow.

Longrow was first distilled in 1973.
Part of the Springbank distillery.
Longrow is double distilled, heavily peated single malt.

The first distillation was carried out to prove Islay-style single malt could be produced on the mainland Scotland.

The experiment produced a whisky so special that Longrow was distilled again a few years later & has become an important part of the J&A Mitchell’s portfollo.

The barley used in production of Longrow is entirely peat dried,giving the whisky a wonderfully smoky, peaty character.

The whisky is named after the Old Longrow distillery which stood adjacent to Springbank distillery.

Nose… Salt & leathery smokiness come to the fore in a maritime combination, like a harbourmaster’s jacket.

Palate… Light & sweet with notes of green grapes & rhubarb, a great contrast to the nose, then comes the blast of smoke.

Finish… That salty smokiness returns from the nose providing a deeply satisfying ending & longing for more.