The Longrow Red series is one of the most popular Single Malts we bring in year over year. This heavily peated Campbeltown whisky is aged in Chilean Cabernet casks and shows opulent aromas of smoke and bright red fruits. Oily and rich on the palate with earth-laden touches as well as a lingering note of tart Morello cherries are a welcome accompaniment to a great cigar. Our tiny allocation is not going to last!
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.