This is the 10 year expression from Longrow’s core range. It’s matured in a blend of bourbon and sherry casks and bottled at 46% ABV.
Nose: Fresh peat with loads of bright citrus – tangerines and lemon juice. Full of brine with slightly damp clay and rotting oak.
Palate: Burnt twigs and leaves with orange and pineapple, peat taking a bit more of a back seat than I expected with playdough and burnt vanilla.
Finish: Young oak arrives with prominent malty notes and a bit of smoke. Very long finish.
Rating: 87/100 – A very solid 10 year expression from Longrow.
Value for the money: I think this is usually priced around $75 or $80, and I think that’s a good buy. I’ll be adding one to my collection at that price.