Longrow Red 11 Year Tawny Port Cask
Longrow Red 11 Year Tawny Port Cask Single Malt Scotch
- Name: Longrow Red 11 Year Tawny Port Cask Single Malt Scotch
- Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Age: 11 Years
- Region: Campbeltown, Scotland
- Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 52.1%
Expert Tasting Notes and Technical Description:
Longrow Red 11 Year Tawny Port Cask is an epitome of fine whisky craftsmanship, embodying the mastery of Campbeltown distillation traditions. This is an 11-year-old limited release that has undergone a unique maturation process—initially aged in bourbon barrels before undergoing a finishing period in Tawny Port casks. This dual maturation imparts an exceptional balance of Campbeltown's distinct maritime notes and the lush richness of Portuguese Port wine.
On the first approach, the nose is greeted by a symphony of aromas—black cherries and red currants intertwine with the smoky brininess typical of Longrow's house style. Undertones of toasted almonds and worn leather add an additional layer of complexity.
Sip, and a mélange of flavors envelops the palate. A robust salinity sets the stage for waves of stewed fruits, warm baking spices, and moist tobacco leaf. The port cask finishing adds a velvety mouthfeel and flavors of rich, dark chocolate, balancing the intrinsic earthiness and subtle peat of the Campbeltown region.
The finish is a long, smooth journey—characterized by lingering notes of dried figs, sea spray, and a wisp of bonfire smoke. It's as though the Scottish coastline and Portuguese vineyards are conversing, their languages melding into a unified, complex dialogue that resonates in each drop of this exceptional whisky.
This rich and layered whisky calls for food pairings that can stand up to its complexity. Consider dishes like duck breast with a berry reduction or even a well-aged blue cheese to compliment its multi-faceted profile.
The Third Base Market & Spirits Endorsement:
We at Third Base Market & Spirits take pride in offering selections that engage the senses and intellect alike. Longrow Red 11 Year Tawny Port Cask is not merely a bottle of whisky—it's a handcrafted masterpiece, a sensory voyage from Scotland to Portugal and back. For connoisseurs who value intricacy and nuance, this is an indispensable addition to your collection.
Acquire a bottle of Longrow Red 11 Year Tawny Port Cask Single Malt Scotch through Third Base Market & Spirits and embark on a tasting experience that transcends borders, harmonizing the robustness of Campbeltown distillation with the luxuriant sweetness of Tawny Port casks. Your journey in whisky appreciation will be better for it.
Longrow Red 11 Year Tawny Port Cask stands as a testament to the sublime effects of expert cask selection and meticulous aging. To discover the depths of this brilliant, multidimensional whisky is to deepen your understanding of what truly exceptional Scotch can be. Do not miss the opportunity to add this extraordinary offering to your collection.