Whisky Review: Springbank Aged 10 Years

Style: Fruity and Smoky Nose: Starting with a spark of flint stone then we have cloudy hay smoke shrouding on delicate pear drops and lemon pop tart. Vanilla sugar absorbed by the malt. Deep waxiness, a persistent dried grass undertone. Aroma oscillating between sweet and dry planes along the way. The acidity lingers to give…

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Whisky Review: Springbank Single Cask 2000 Aged 15 Years (10th Anniversary Bottling for Premium Scotch Importers, Australia) “PSI II”

Style: Sherry and Smoky Nose: Serene brown sugar syrup glistening gently, integrated with a healthy dose of salted caramel and smoked hay stack. Underneath sits traces of lemon citrus and briny tone. Finish with a tail of chocolate brownie and dry barley. Palate: Clean, crystallized Oloroso brown sugar beautifully ties together with the Springbank distillate,…

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Whisky Review: Springbank Vintage 1998 “PSI I”

Style: Dark fruits and Intense Nose: Red cherries, sugar plums and black currants stack together and form a round and rich sweetness. All carried by turbo-charged spirit spice. A touch of hay stack peat presses on a layer of subtle sweetness – lime tart, pumpkin slices and aloe vera. Search deeper there is some dry…

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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:…

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Dram Review: Springbank 15 Years Old 100% Pure Malt (Bottled Circa 1960-1970s)

[43.0%・15 Years Old・Bottled Circa 1960-1970s・Official Bottling・General Release] Nose: A sweet, soft nose of clean hay straw and some dried white fruits, white peaches to be exact. Quite delicate really with the grassy note well merged with the white tea note.  Then there is this very subtle hint of fine olive oil as it opens up…

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Whisky Review: Springbank Society Springbank 8 Years Old

[56.0%・8 Years Old・Distilled in 1995・Bottled in 2004・Springbank Society Bottling・Single Cask Release of 306 Bottles] Nose: A beautiful floral aroma, rich and indulgent with sweet caramel and poached fruits.  A spicy excitement as chili and ginger get delivered in a powdery manner, coated by the satisfying note of brown sugar crumbling in the background. Palate & Finish:…

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Whisky Review: Springbank Local Barley Aged 16 Years

Style: Honey and Creamy Nose: Starts with a mix of dry herbal, mint and chilli spices on the nose. Followed by gentle hay smoke stacked on lemon tart and vinegar for a touch of acidity. I have to let it breathe for a while here… Slowly Manuka honey treading in, vanilla malt. Cool and dry…

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