Longrow 1999/2010 for Usquebaugh Society

by Oliver Klimek on January 5, 2012

Cask 489 – 57%

My Tasting Notes:

Colour: Bright gold
Nose: Smoking chimneys near the sea shore, honey, a whiff of tropical fruit, nutmeg and cloves.
Palate: Peat, candied orange and lemon zest, banana, honey, hints of caramelized walnuts, cloves, nutmeg and a bit pf pepper.
Finish: Long and smoky with spicy fruit.
Overall: The trademark combination of brininess with citrus zests makes this a typical specimen from the Springbank distillery. Very good but also very expensive for a 10 yo.

Rating: 88/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

EMalt January 5, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Hi Oliver,

I’m a member of the US, thx for your review in the first place!

But i’m wondering your Value for Money ratio, it wasn’t too expensive at all at the time it was released, i think approx. € 55,- (or do you think that is expensive?). Is that the price your referring to, or an E-bay price (which in turn wouldn’t be fair)?

Kind regards,


Oliver Klimek January 5, 2012 at 6:10 pm

I found prices of 100 Euro and more, but if the original price was cheaper then things look of course different.


EMalt January 5, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Hi Oliver,

As a member of the US i paid € 45,- per bottle, that i know for sure, and i think non-members only paid a little more, hence the estimated €55,-. So if the review would be based on retail price, it would be a bang for your buck ;).

Just wanted to straighten things out a little.

Kind regards


Bram January 5, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Thanks Emalt,

I can’t agree more. The bottle has been sold on whiskyauction for around €60. Only after Serge’s review the price increased.
The price was indeed ~€50,- at the introduction, a little more for non-members, a little less for members.
In my opinion a bang for your buck.



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