First distilled in 1973, Longrow is a double distilled, heavily peated single malt. The first distillation was carried out as an experiment when the Springbank chairman set out to prove that it was possible to produce an Islay-style single malt whisky on the mainland. This experiment produced a whisky so special that Longrow was distilled again a few years later and has become an important part of the Mitchell's portfolio, with regular distillation having taken place since 1992.
Aroma - creamy, red apples, homemade rhubarb crumble with lots of confectionery notes, red licorice and maraschino cherries
Palate - delicate, soft and smooth, a perfect balance of Pinot Noir wine & Longrow. Red fruits, raspberry jam and cranberry, followed by burnt embers and tobacco leaf with a hint of smoke
Finish - creamy, smokey, sultanas, and some nuttiness
Cask Type - 8 years bourbon, and 3 years in refill Pinot Noir barriques
Spirit Type: Single Malt Scotch