Longrow 18 year old whisky comes from the Springbank distillery which is one of the oldest independent, family-owned distilleries in Scotland. Legal distillation began in 1828. The distillery is also fairly unique in which they malt 100% of their own barley, using traditional floor maltings. So the whole process; malting, milling, mashing, fermentation, distillation, maturation and bottling happens on the one site in Campbeltown. This is unique in Scotland. Three malt whiskies are produced at Springbank distillery, each with its own character. The Longrow is more heavily peated and distilled two times.
Nose – Elegant and refined. Sea salt and Wakame seaweed followed by pine cones, wood shavings and honey.
Palate – Rich and creamy with subtle peat and juicy sweet flavours. Salted popcorn, tofu, butterscotch and vanilla. Tobacco leaf, wood shavings and black forest gateau.
Finish – Pecan nuts followed by soft peaty embers with dark chocolate and earthy notes.
The whisky is aged in 60% Sherry casks and 40% Bourbon casks.
4,800 bottles produced