Longrow Peated Single Malt Scotch Whisky
In 1828, Springbank Distillery was founded on the site of Archibald Mitchell's illicit still in Campbeltown (today, Mitchell's great-great-great-grandson owns the distillery). Within ten years, its whisky was so well-regarded that a blender by the name of Johnnie Walker purchased 118 gallons at 43 pence a gallon.
By the turn of the century — as worldwide demand for Scotch whisky seemed insatiable — distilleries throughout Scotland began cutting corners and outsourcing parts of the distillation process. Springbank Distillery, however, remained true to its Scottish heritage. Today, it remains one of only two distilleries in Scotland to perform every step of the whisky making process — from malting barley to bottling whisky — on the same premises.
“First distilled in 1973 Longrow is a double distilled, heavily peated single malt produced in Springbank Distillery in Campbeltown. The malt is peat dried for up to 48 hours to give the whisky a unique Campbeltown-style smoky character. Less than 100 casks of Longrow are filled each year…” — Longrow
This single malt is double distilled with 100% peated malts and aged in ex-bourbon barrels. Bottled at 92 proof, this scotch has no age statement. A perfect whisky for peat lovers who enjoy that lingering effervescent smoky flavor.
The nose is creamy with vanilla custard, with smoke and toasted marshmallows, slowly evolving into herbaceous notes, and rich fruits. The palate is well-balanced, rich and creamy with vacillating waves of smoke. The finish is lingering with subtle smoky notes.