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Longrow CV review

Longrow CV review
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Longrow CV heavily peated Campbeltown single malt whisky review

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 Meatballs Malt

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).

Matured in:
Mix of Ex-Sherry, Ex-Port, Ex-Bourbon and Ex-Rum casks
Colour: Cloudy golden amber
Nose: Crispy smoke fades away quickly but keeps getting back. Hints of leather and ashes, quite salty with citrus notes.
Taste: Full and malty. Hints of smoke but malt and nutmeg dominate.
Finish: Spicy and strong. Malt and peat along with some citrus notes.
Balance: Very full, thick stuff with big malt influence.

Longrow CV Scoring

85
Nose:Taste:Finish:Balance:
21
22
21
21
Distillery: Springbank Brand: Longrow Region: Campbeltown ABV: 46% Non-chill filtered, no added colour
Johannes Lindblom
Johannes Lindblom
Finnish whisky enthusiast and the author of WhiskyRant! A digital marketing professional by day – a whisky reviewer and informer by night.

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