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Longrow 10 year, 1992

February 28, 2008

Single-Malt-Scotch-Whisky, Campbeltown, Springback Distillery

Color: Hay
Nose: Smokey Malt, Herbs, Peach drops
Palate: Full and lush. Red Miso paste component. Some fruitiness, but smoke seems almost pushed back…
Finish: 3,2,1 bam. The smoke hits after a few seconds.

They say it’s as nearly as peated as Ardbeg and Laphroaig, but the smoke is veiled. There is a different maritime character here compared to the Islays – it’s salty but no iodine or seaweed to bolster it. Instead, more herbal and fruit notes and an honest maltiness. The smoke hits in the finish, almost as a surprise and a payoff from the nose. Intriguing. After hibachi dinner.

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