Got a chance to taste a sample of Longrow CV single malt whisky, bottle 10/503. This is a non age stated peated whisky from Springbank distillery and it’s been renamed as Longrow Peated. In 2010, Longrow CV won both, Malt Maniacs Best Peated Malt Award and World Whiskies Awards Best Campbeltown NAS whisky (although it’s not a “long list” category).
Longrow CV has not been chill filtered and you can tell it right away, it’s so cloudy. It has no added colour it’s been made from whiskies aged between 6 and 14 years. Maturation has been done in a mix of Ex-Sherry, Ex-Port, Ex-Bourbon and Ex-Rum casks. The ppm level (phenolic parts per million) is somewhere around 50-55 ppm.
Cloudy with a Chance of
As I said before. this whisky is very cloudy. It’s also surprisingly smooth and subtle compared to the big ppm level. Very malty and quite good actually, even for a “peathead” like me (expecting fire and brimstones whenever tasting a peated whisky).