The "original Longrow" was produced by Longrow
Distillery, which was founded sometime around the middle 1800s,
but was closed in 1896--one of over thirty Campbeltown distilleries
that would close during the first third of the twentieth century.
Two distilleries are all that remain in this one time "distilling
capital" of Scotland: Springbank and Glen Scotia. Springbank
Distillery produces Longrow single malt whisky in the same
distillery equipment as it does its namesake malt. The major
differences, generally speaking, are that Longrow is much
more heavily peated and somewhat drier. The extended drying
period of the malt by peat may lead one to associate Longrow
with the Islay malts. This is the way "they used to make it."
18 year old
||Very peaty, almost
||Full and somewhat
with some iodine. Lightly sweet, with some sherry notes.
A peat/smoke-lover's fantasy.
some salt and iodine. Lengthy.