Longrow 18 (2013) Review

This is an 18 year Longrow OB which was bottled in 2013 (per the laser code under the label). It’s bottled at 46% ABV.

Nose: Quite phenolic with musty oak, strong plastic beach ball notes, nutty with some orange marmalade and oil paint.

Palate: Very plasticky again with smoldering campfire ashes, lemon juice, vegetal notes, and some old tobacco.

Finish: A bit of rubber and plenty of phenols lingering.

Rating: 86/100 – Quite different than a lot of the other peated whiskies I’ve had – the plastic notes were a bit of a distraction for me.

Value for the money: These can typically be found from $150ish (including shipping) from the EU but retail closer to $220 in the US. I wouldn’t pay retail in the US, but when purchased from EU it’s a pretty decent price.

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