Springbank Longrow Red Scotch Finished In Pinot Noir Casks

Springbank Longrow Red Scotch Finished In Pinot Noir Casks

By Nino Marchetti / September 4, 2015

Springbank Longrow Red Fresh Pinot Noir CasksScotland’s Springbank Distillers, among its various whisky lines, has its popular Springbank Longrow Red series. Described as being matured in red wine casks, previous bottlings have included Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Port casks so far. It is now on its fourth iteration, this time being drawn from Pinot Noir casks.

Longrow Red, Fresh Pinot Casks, makes use of wine barrels from New Zealand, having spent a final year of finishing in them. It is bottled at a cask strength of 52.9% ABV, and only 9,000 bottles are being made available across the world.

You can find a bottle of this whisky available for around £58 (about $88 USD) from a range of retailers. Official tasting notes from the distillery are below.

Nose:  There’s a cornucopia of fruity aromas: marmalade, strawberry preserve, fruit coulis and orange sherbet. Not forgetting the tobacco smoke which is associated with Longrow whiskies. 

Palate:  The fruit theme continues with raspberry jam, and strawberry jam with cream sponge. The whisky has a sweet side too, rich toffee, honeycomb and candy floss. 

Finish:  Very soft, this Longrow whisky doesn’t disappoint with campfire smoke and charred embers dominating the finish.