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Longrow

Region: Campbeltown
District: null

The "original Longrow" was produced by Longrow Distillery, which was founded sometime around the middle 1800s, but was closed in 1896--one of over thirty Campbeltown distilleries that would close during the first third of the twentieth century. Two distilleries are all that remain in this one time "distilling capital" of Scotland: Springbank and Glen Scotia. Springbank Distillery produces Longrow single malt whisky in the same distillery equipment as it does its namesake malt. The major differences, generally speaking, are that Longrow is much more heavily peated and somewhat drier. The extended drying period of the malt by peat may lead one to associate Longrow with the Islay malts. This is the way "they used to make it."

18 year old

Proof 92
Color Medium amber.
Nose Very peaty, almost pungent.
Body Full and somewhat heavy. Oily.
Palate Full. Peaty, with some iodine. Lightly sweet, with some sherry notes. A peat/smoke-lover's fantasy.
Finish Strong, with some salt and iodine. Lengthy.

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