This is the Longrow CV by Springbank distillery, renamed and in a new package. I have to admit, I had kind of an elitist approach for this one. Expecting absolutely nothing from it. Just because it was one of my first heavily peated (50-55 ppm level) whiskies outside Islay. I’m glad, Longrow Peated proved me wrong.
Nice combination of light palate with light smoke at the start, which turns into strong and lasting smoke. Nose being exceptionally intriguing. Master of Malt said it well:
“like a Harbourmaster’s Jacket.”
Longrow CV was made from whiskies aged between 6 and 14 years. Matured in sherry, port, bourbon and rum casks. So I’m guessing that the Longrow Peated is made with the same touch. It has something “New Romantic” in it. Like going back in time and tasting a dram from the past.
I know it sounds crazy because of the fact, I haven’t tasted whisky from the past. But still, this is like the TV series Ashes to Ashes – literally!