The heavily peated malts from Longrow continue to be some of our favorite bottles in the pantheon of Single Malt Whisky. Aromas and flavors of creamy Roquefort, oak, dried tropical fruit and sea salt balanced by a dose of sweet smoke and graphite are just some of the wondrous character you'll find in this whisky. We are pretty sure our spirits buyer is already lined up for one of the few bottle allocation we received so beat him to it!
Now home to only 3 distilleries, Campbeltown was once known as the "whisky capital of the world" with as many as thirty active distilleries. Of the three remaining today, Springbank reigns supreme with their lightly-peated malt. In 1973 Springbank's chairman challenged the status-quo and tasked his team with crafting an Islay-style malt (heavily-peated) at their facility. The experimental whisky, codenamed Longrow, was a great success and has built a cult following, and in 1992 it was made part of the permanent lineup. Production remains limited to just a few thousand cases each year, with a minute amount making it stateside.