Country: Scotland
Region: Campbeltown
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 50.5%
Score: 93 points

Longrow 17 Rum Cask. Image courtesy Springbank Distillers/J&A Mitchell.One of the single malts bottled for the virtual 2021 Campbeltown Malts Festival online tastings, this single malt spent its entire 17 years in a Caribbean Rum cask. The nose has a tropical character with island fruits, pineapple, a hint of coconut, molasses, and vanilla. The taste is fruity and tart with pineapple, grapefruit, a hint of orange peel, brown sugar, molasses, and touches of sea salt and ginger in the background. The finish is long and fruity with a hint of ginger and a subtle touch of sea breeze. Excellent! (July, 2021)

Special thanks to Matt Lurin and the Water of Life Festival for making this sample available.