Published by Fred on November 26, 2011 - 8:06pm One of my favorite malts. Rating: 5 Average: 5 (3 votes) Comments I have never had this, how is it? what would you compare it to? The Longrows are peated and comparable to Islay malts. It's very bold, very phenol-y, smokey, peaty, and salty. I prefer the 14-year-old bottling: the flavors blend a bit better for me and there's a bit more complexity. The 10-year-old says "youth", the 14-year-old has less energy and more flavor, if that makes sense. I'm not terribly good at comparing scotches yet but if I had to take a stab, I think Longrow reminds me of Laphroaig or Ardbeg. Of course, best thing to do is give it a try! If you like Islay malts, you'll like this. PS--it's my understanding that the Springbank distillery (of which Longrow is a brand) is the only distillery to do all their own floor malting on site.