Longrow 2000 7 Year Old Gaja Barolo

Longrow 2000 7 Year Old Gaja Barolo
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Winning bid: £110.00
Lot number: 083-1308

For a period, Campbeltown was the undisputed Whisky Capital of World, boasting over 30 distilleries operating simultaneously at its peak. Locally available peat, barley and coal, coupled with a quick steamship service to Glasgow meant this thriving industry lasted into the early 20th Century. Alas; ultimately (and perhaps inevitably) it proved unsustainable, and by 1935 the bubble had well and truly burst, with only Springbank and Glen Scotia distilleries remaining.

The first distillation of Longrow was carried out in 1973 as an experiment, when the Chairman of Springbank Distillery set out to prove that it was possible to produce an Islay style single malt whisky on the mainland. Given that you can see Islay from the other side of the Kintyre peninsula, this didn't seem like much of a stretch. The experiment proved a success, and so Longrow was distilled again a few years later and has gone on to become an important part of the company's portfolio, with regular distillation having taken place since 1992.

This Longrow was matured for five and a half years in bourbon casks before a one and a half year finish in Barolo casks from Angelo Gaja.

Distilled: October 2000

Bottled: January 2008

Age: 7 years old

Cask Type: Bourbon & Barolo casks

55.8% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: One of only 12120 bottles released

Please note minor wear to box.

Please examine the images of the bottle, any packaging and labels carefully and satisfy yourself as to their condition before making a bid.

Featured in: The 83rd Auction (February 23 – March 4, 2018)
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