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Longrow 1987-2002 Samaroli

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Longrow 1987-2002 Samaroli

Postby johan brugge » Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:59 pm

Hey guys,

I need a little help here. I'm looking to buy a Longrow 1987 Samaroli. Can somebody tell me how it tastes? Is it worth buying or not? Also, I've seen this bottle in a few online shops but the prices go from 175 Euro to 250 Euro. Is this difference in price normal? I mean, can the seller basically ask whatever he wants because it's a very limited bottle? Thanks in advance for your help.
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Re: Longrow 1987-2002 Samaroli

Postby peat-chaser » Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:38 pm

Dear Johan,

I can´t help you with tastingnotes, but Serge has tried it surely, so check whiskyfun.com.
I´ve just some infos for you:
Some maltheads handle these bottles like a legend, I´ve heard it should be the best longrow of all, but I don´t know wether it´s true.
Be careful with buying, because there are at least 2 versions of this longrow, one bottled at 45% abv, the other is in caskstrength somewhere above 50%, maybe 58%, I´m not sure.
The caskstrength is rated higher than the other. And remember there are still whiskyfakers at work in italy, well, there are perfectly correct people too, so have a close look at your seller.

Good luck
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Re: Longrow 1987-2002 Samaroli

Postby johan brugge » Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:13 pm

Thanks peat-chaser. I will check with Serge Valentin. I found one bottle from a seller whom I fully trust (Good Whisky House Italy) but the other one is new to me. You're right about these whiskyfakers in Italy. I found out the hard way. I'm prepared to pay more from a serious seller than from one I don't know much about.
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Re: Longrow 1987-2002 Samaroli

Postby peat-chaser » Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:03 pm

I sent a pm ....

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Re: Longrow 1987-2002 Samaroli

Postby johan brugge » Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:58 pm

peat-chaser wrote:I sent a pm ....

:wink:

Thanks again for the info! :thumbsup:
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Re: Longrow 1987-2002 Samaroli

Postby corbuso » Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:57 pm

If you want, I posted my tasting notes of the 55% ABV on my website (http://www.whisky-news.com/En/tasting6.html#19Dec07)

As mentioned, there is also a 45% version.

The prices you are mentioning are quite correct indeed. Since this product is discontinued, some shops might have increased the price more quickly than others.
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Re: Longrow 1987-2002 Samaroli

Postby johan brugge » Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:04 pm

corbuso wrote:If you want, I posted my tasting notes of the 55% ABV on my website (http://www.whisky-news.com/En/tasting6.html#19Dec07)

As mentioned, there is also a 45% version.

The prices you are mentioning are quite correct indeed. Since this product is discontinued, some shops might have increased the price more quickly than others.

That's fantastic! Thanks for the link. I'm definitely going to save this one. I think I've stumbled on your site in the past allready.
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