The Schtick: This was a bottle that I tried blind and I reviewed it live on the Whiskey Network Discord server, then got the reveal in order to fill in relevant details here.
Distiller: Longrow (Springbank)
Distilled: November 2007
Bottled: September 2017
Bottle: One of 252 Bottles
ABV: 58% ABV
Age: 9 Years
Nose: Sweet honey, sticky toffee and coffee cake. Brown sugar, maple candies. Musty sweetness. Some fruits, but not overbearing.
Taste: Medium mouth feel. Mild heat. Some peat here, earthy, mineral smoke. Rich stewed fruits. Oak, pepper, ashy smoke. Jammy. Sweet, some pepper.
Finish: Long, rich and sweet. Stewed fruits, honey and coffee cake blends well with an earthy, mineral smoke.
Overall + Guess: This has to be Ledaig. I would bet on it. I am guessing this is a sherry matured Ledaig between 9 and 12 years old, bottled at cask strength, between 57% and 60% ABV
Reveal: 9yr First Fill Sauternes matured Longrow. Yes! Age, proof and guess at maturation was spot on. I wish I got the Longrow funk nailed to the wall but I’m pretty satisfied with this one. Really delicious dram.
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