The Southside Whisky Club  

Longrow Cadenhead's 12yo | 53.1% | Campbeltown
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Distillery Info
Springbank Distillery, Scotland     founded: 1828 | active
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Meet Deets
Meet #62   |   25/04/15   |   Hosted by Jamie
Jamie was - shock horror! - hosting, and he ended up single-handedly failing everyone by losing all record of the evening. A limited release Tomatin was accompanied by a standard Benriach, with a Cadenhead's cask strength Longrow thrown in for good measure.
Other bottles sampled:
#127 Tomatin C Bcan VO | SSWC review 62a
#128 Benriach 12yo Sherry | SSWC review 62b
Our host threw away all of our carefully-crafted notes, so the following is an approximation of thoughts collated 3 1/2 months after the event...

This one was a big bruiser, wafting the other two from this meet out the water. Really strong smell of TCP, with rubber and smoke in abundance too. It's fair to say, this has a big nose.
A big meaty 'n' smoky sherry cask, does what you'd expect. I think it's fair to say all bottles from this meet could be thematically grouped as Ronseal whiskies - they do exactly what they say on the tin. We knew this would be rich, sweet, rubbery and smokey - and, well, it was.

  Meet 62   |   A lovely sherried Longrow - it packs a rich punch.   (3 photos)
Finish & Comments
Not mind-blowing and perhaps lacking some subtlety, but the winner of the three on the night. This is the kind of whisky that would take home top honours in a tasting as it's boisterous, fun and richly-flavoured - but is it lacking a touch of class?

Please note: the scores below are very limited by the notes being lost - the overall score best represents our collective memory, it won't be too far off being representative.
~£45 (70cl)
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WhiskyBase: Longrow 2002 CA   |
We've always scored out of 10 in our group (see number in red box, below), with scores regularly given across that spectrum. The value out of 100 below is adjusted to the scale most commonly used for whisky reviews, to allow for better comparison.

84 / 100

Average score

Detailed scores (out of 10)
Ali: Null
Ali G: Null
Christina: 7
Iain: Null
Jamie: Null
Martin: Null
Phil: 7.2
Shelley: Null
Tasting Game Points (out of 0)
No scores available.


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