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Longrow 1987-1997 - 10 Year Old - Signatory Vintage - Casks 149-151

LOT ID: 0124-139

End Date : Feb 14 2024 08:10 PM

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Longrow 1987 - 1997. 10 Year Old. Bottled by Signatory Vintage. Cask numbers 149-151. One of 990 bottles. 70cl. 43%. In presentation tin.

A 1987 Longrow released by Signatory Vintage in June 1997, this was a small batch of three sister casks bottled a week after their tenth birthdays, collectively yielding a total of 990 bottles at 43%. 1987 was the first year that Springbank had made Longrow since the famous 1974 vintage, and the spirit was fast-maturing - Signatory bottled a dozen casks between 1995-1997, all superbly complex despite their youth




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Distillery:  Longrow

Distillery Status:  Working

Bottler: Signatory Vintage

Region: Campbeltown

Distilled Year: 1987

Bottling Year: 1997

Age: 10

Bottles Produced: 990

Limited Edition: yes

Cask Number: 149-151

Category: Single Malt

Country: Scotland

Bottle Size: 70cl / 700ml

ABV: 43%

Longrow is the name given to the heavily-peated, double-distilled single malt whisky made at Springbank distillery in Campbeltown. The barley used to distil Longrow is peated to around 50ppm and production of Longrow is currently about 10% of Springbank’s output. Longrow was made at Springbank for the first time in 1973 and 1974, and these vintages are considered classics and fetch the highest prices at auction. 

Longrow’s first standard bottling was the 10-year-old, which ran from 1985 until 2011; a popular 14-year-old was launched in 2004, followed by bottlings of Longrow aged in a variety of wine casks. The most popular of these is Longrow Red, which was first bottled in 2012, is usually aged between 10-14 years and receives an extended finish in red wine casks. 18-year-old and 21-year-old Longrows have also been bottled in recent years.

Signatory Vintage Whisky Company was founded by Andrew Symington in 1988 after a spell as assistant manager at the Prestonfield House Hotel, where he had the opportunity to buy a cask of Glenlivet 1968. A robust and canny businessman, Symington had soon acquired some outstanding parcels of casks from great distilleries, and quickly established a reputation among single malt fans for good value, high quality single casks, the majority of which were released at full strength.

Throughout the 1990s and beyond, Signatory released outstanding whisky from Ardbeg, Glenfarclas, Springbank and many more, with frequently remarkable examples of lost or obscure distilleries. Soon established as one of the leading new wave independent bottlers, Symington was also an early exponent of bottling whiskies without colouring or chill filtration, a policy that has also served Signatory well at their Edradour distillery, which was purchased in 2002.


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Last Bids £125.00 14th February 2024 19:58