Dram Review: Springbank Local Barley Aged 10 Years

[57.3%・10 Years Old・Bottled in 2017・Official Bottling・Limited Release of 9,000 Bottles]

Nose:

The nose is naturally attractive, comforting aromas of clean barley and heather. There’re also some soft stone fruits and even softer minerals, full bodied but not at all harsh at its strength. Some silly vanilla and buttery caramel rounding off harmoniously.

Palate & Finish:

Immensely juicy and punchy, coconut chips and buttery pastry forming the base with a perfect dose of white fruits oozing out; white peaches and cherries followed by a light splash of spices, good citrus presence alongside floral honey.

Rewarding finish with the natural sweetness of the barley, the malt developing nicely as well long after.

Thoughts:

Very charming malt, exactly what you want from a Springbank bearing the local barley label. Amen.

☆☆ [Highly Recommended]

Cheers Heath and May for sharing the dram, it’s much appreciated.

-Nicholas