At one point in time, there were over 30 distilleries in Campbeltown, Scotland. Now there are two: Glen Scotia and Springbank. Today’s video features a SIngle Malt Scotch Whisky from Campbeltown’s Springbank Distillery that goes by the name Longrow.
Here’s a bit more information about Longrow taken directly from the Springbank website along with a few words about their peated expression:
Named after another lost distillery of Campbeltown (which once operated right next door to Springbank and whose warehouse now houses our bottling hall), Longrow was first produced in 1973 to provide a peaty, oily and robust component to a blend being created at the time. More heavily peated and double distilled, it has been a staple in the production calendar since the 1990s.
Longrow Peated offers those who enjoy a heavily peated whisky the chance to enjoy a lingering, smoky taste that travels through the senses like the smoke billows from a kiln.
46% ABV. Matured in Bourbon and Sherry Casks
We’re no strangers to a peaty Scotch whisky and we’ve definitely enjoyed a Springbank expression or two over the years, so we went into this Longrow tasting wearing the rose colored glasses of optimism (as one of our college economics professors would say). Click play on the following video to find out if our optimism was rewarded:
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