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Opinions please. Next Springbank and Longrow

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Opinions please. Next Springbank and Longrow

Postby dramtastic » Sat Mar 28, 2009 6:16 am

Hi all,

My next big whisky purchase will include another Longrow and Springbank and I'd be grateful for some feedback from the members on the following,

Springbank options are, 10 100 Proof, Batch #1 or #2 cask strength.

Longrow are, 10, 10 100 Proof, 14.

Thanks
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Re: Opinions please. Next Springbank and Longrow

Postby borgom » Sat Mar 28, 2009 6:39 am

Unfortunately I can only give you my opinion on the Longrow 14. I had a bottle of this a couple of years back and from memory it was very much like Lagavulin 16 but it had very little finish. I still remember the nose as being one of the best but the palate and finish failed to deliver. It was interesting to try but i've not felt the need to revisit this one especially because it's more expensive than Laga but less enjoyable.
So I guess if you're into nosing whisky then this is a must buy otherwise you might be better off trying one of the others on your list.
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Re: Opinions please. Next Springbank and Longrow

Postby dramtastic » Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:35 am

Give the CV a try sometime Borgom. Absolute cracker at 100 bucks from Vintage Direct.
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Re: Opinions please. Next Springbank and Longrow

Postby borgom » Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:41 pm

Cheers dramtastic, I'll check that one out. :thumbsup:
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Re: Opinions please. Next Springbank and Longrow

Postby Ryguy » Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:40 pm

I agree with Collector57, Springbank Batch #1. Batch #2 was tasty as well, but I prefer #1, with #2 being a very close second for me.
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Re: Opinions please. Next Springbank and Longrow

Postby slojo » Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:44 pm

Does anyone know where/whether Batch 1 is still for sale in the UK? One of the highlights of 2008 (in whisky terms) for me. Haven't tried Batch 2 yet.
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Re: Opinions please. Next Springbank and Longrow

Postby Ganga » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:11 pm

I like the Springbank UK 100 proof myself. As for Longrow, just avoid the finished ones. They are interesting for those that would like a little different flavor.
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Re: Opinions please. Next Springbank and Longrow

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:42 pm

Anyone have the Longrow Gaja Barollo yet? I have a bottle on order and really looking forward to it. It is supposed quite different and unusual which is why I got it ... any comments
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Re: Opinions please. Next Springbank and Longrow

Postby slojo » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:48 pm

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:Anyone have the Longrow Gaja Barollo yet? I have a bottle on order and really looking forward to it. It is supposed quite different and unusual which is why I got it ... any comments


I opened a bottle of this recently - certainly distinctive and somewhat unusual, but I like it
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Re: Opinions please. Next Springbank and Longrow

Postby MacDeffe » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:36 am

The Springbank 100 proofs has always been my favourite Springer(s)

So I recommend that. Especially if you like bourbon matured whisky

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Re: Opinions please. Next Springbank and Longrow

Postby Reggaeblues » Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:50 am

I've much enjoyed the standard Springbank 10, the OB CS 10, a 15, and a long gone 21...

I have to say the Longrow CV was one of the revelations of last year. I'm on my 2nd bottle. Apart from the 21, I think it's my most enjoyed of al from that distillery. Even stands as a worthy alternative to Ardbeg 10, and that's saying something.

Nice colour too - a greenish hue...not to mention nose, palate and finish!
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Re: Opinions please. Next Springbank and Longrow

Postby dramtastic » Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:19 am

I agree Reggae, the CV blew me away from the first dram. The whole experience is like nothing else but in a great way.
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Re: Opinions please. Next Springbank and Longrow

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:17 pm

slojo wrote:
irishwhiskeychaser wrote:Anyone have the Longrow Gaja Barollo yet? I have a bottle on order and really looking forward to it. It is supposed quite different and unusual which is why I got it ... any comments


I opened a bottle of this recently - certainly distinctive and somewhat unusual, but I like it



I remember seeing these in cask at the distillery and they stood out a mile. Really beautiful and well made casks and the wood nearly looked white compared to the rest of the brown cask. There was nearly a shine on the wood it was so smooth. Can't wait till it lands ... hopefully this week :thumbsup:
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