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One of my favorite malts.

Average: 5 (3 votes)


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.