First distilled in 1973, Longrow is the peated single malt produced at Springbank distillery. Although very popular, Longrow remains an elusive whisky, with only 100-150 casks of it filled at the distillery each year. Early champions of this spirit included the legendary Italian bottler, Silvano Samaroli, who bought and bottled a number of famous casks from the inaugural vintage, and is credited by many with a good deal of the brand's success. It remains revered by connoisseurs to this day.
The Duty Paid Sample bottlings from Springbank are the only of their kind drawn from a single cask on a single day, making every one completely unique. These are highly sought after bottlings, each bearing the aesthetic of a “trade purposes only” sample, but they are publicly sold (when available) at the Campbeltown Cadenhead’s Shop, from a special cabinet known affectionately as “the cage.”
This was distilled in July 2014 and aged in a refill bourbon cask for 8 years.