Longrow 1973 Samaroli - Fragments of Scotland

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DESCRIPTION

A legendary Longrow 1973, bottled at 50% in 1988 by Samaroli as part of their Fragments of Scotland series. This one is interesting as it's less smoky than the OB's of the same vintage (the first year that Longrow was distilled at Springbank), though it still scooped a huge 92 point score from Serge on Whiskyfun.

TASTING NOTES (by Whiskyfun.com)

Colour: dark straw.

Nose: starts on quite a lot of camphor, beeswax, Tabasco. Develops on herbal tea, dried fruits (pear, banana) and fudge. Much less smoky than the 1973 OB's, and closer to a Springbank. Notes of pollen and a bit of marzipan. I like it a lot, it’s quite complex.

Mouth: peatier than expected, with some caramel, burnt cake, lots of spices and ginger. Quite bold! It gets more and more gingery, and even a little bitter but in a nice way.

The finish is long but perhaps a bit too grassy. Anyway, an excellent Longrow, perhaps just a tad less impressive than the OB’s from 1973. 92 points.

    PRODUCT SUMMARY

    Distillery Longrow
    Classification Single Malt Whisky
    Bottle No./Released -/-
    Vintage 1973
    Age -
    Bottler Samaroli
    Bottling Date 1988
    ABV/ Volume 50.0%/ 75cl
    Rating/SGP -/-
    Cask Number -

     

     


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