Longrow Red Port Cask (3rd Edition) 11 Year Old

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Longrow comes from the Springbank distillery in Campbeltown. It was Cambeltown’s answer to the heavily peated whiskies produced on Islay. For a part of the year Springbrank distills wort from heavily peated malt to make the Longrow series. Longrow Red is a special series of Longrow where the spirit has been matured in red wine casks for some or all of it’s life. Hence the “Red” part of its name. While port might not necessarily be thought of as a red wine, it is red and a fortified wine. So in my book it’s A OK. The Port version is the 3rd in the series and I do not know if they plan to continue releasing Longrow Red’s after this. The 1st in the series was aged in Cabernet Sauvignon casks for the last 4 years of its maturation. The 2nd one was aged in Australian Shiraz casks for the last 5 years of it’s maturation. Only 9,000 bottles of the Port Cask were produced.

Distillery: Springbank (Longrow)

Age: 11 Years

Cask: Port

ABV: 51.8%

Price: ~£60

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