This Longrow 11-year-old was the latest release of the Springbank Society. And although I’m still not a member (because I constantly forget to sign up) I was able to purchase this bottle thanks to a good friend.
For the ones not familiar with the Springbank Society, you can join this club for the one-time price of £50 to become a lifetime member. You will get a nice polo shirt and a miniature, join free tours at the distillery, but the main reason why people join this society is access to these limited editions that exclusively will be available for the club members. Not only are they quite affordable, but they all also seem to be quite good. Well, at least the ones I’ve tasted. 🙂
This Longrow has matured in Refill Re-charred Sherry Butts and is bottled at 56.9% ABV. Price for this bottle was £55.
Longrow 11-year-old tasting notes:
Nose: Subtle peat, peaches and lemons in the background. Red berries. A hint of sweet strawberries. A little bit of honey. Tobacco leaves and somewhat salty. Vanilla too.
Taste: Peat. Honey, pears. Quite creamy too. Red fruits. A hint of peach. A salty edge (salty liquorice?), which is followed by lemons. Some spices, like liquorice, a pinch of black pepper and rosemary. Delicious!
Finish: The finish is mid-long with peat, lemons and spices.
Excellent dram with a nice interaction between the sherry cask and the Longrow character. Great value for money!