Whisky Review: Douglas Laing’s XOP Springbank 1995 21 Years Old

Style: Fruity and Smoky Nose: Surprisingly dense on the nose, thick cream spreading over ultra-ripe melon fruits. A flinty, spirit overtone, followed by a wonderful flick of smoky caramel popcorn. Liquorice roots, another touch of sugary tropical fruits, green grass weaving in and the freshness holds the aroma together very nicely. Dry spice and mineral…

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Dram Review: Springbank 15 Years Old (Bottled by J. & A. Mitchell & Co. Ltd for Samaroli Import)

[45.7%・15 Years Old・Distilled in 1964・Bottled in 1979・Bottled by J. & A. Mitchell & Co. Ltd for Samaroli Import・Limited Release] Nose: A nose that puts the mind in peace, well placed elements of wild flowers, poached pears, pickled pears, sultana and orange peels lightly tossed with nice dressings of elder flower syrup and soft honey; it’s…

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Dram Review: Springbank 100% Pure Malt 15 Years Old (Pear Shape)

[43.0%・Distilled Circa 1960s・Bottled Circa Late 1970s・15 Years Old・Official Bottling・General Release] Nose: The dram gives off this naturally sweet vibe, some dried white fruits with haystacks. It’s delicate and grassy with the subtle white peaches and white tea melting into some fine olive oil and followed nicely by some orange zest. Palate and Finish: A polite…

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Dram Review: Cadenhead’s Authentic Collection Springbank Aged 34 Years Cask Strength

[52.2%・Distilled in 1964・Bottled in 1998・34 Years Old・Cadenhead’s Bottling・Single Cask Release] Nose: Probably one of the most beautifully Sherried Springbank I have come across, evoking delightful thoughts of warm toffee syrup being poured on chocolate mud cake that’s made with sweet almond nibs and dried muscat grapes. The elongated sweetness is not overloaded though as it…

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Whisky Review: The Nectar of the Daily Drams Springbank 1994 23 Years Old

Style: Fruity, Sooty and Comfortable Nose: Incredibly clean and crisp mango and green papaya closing in gracefully. A quick icy peppermint ping. Sooty smoke rising quietly, while deep earthy peat gradually stacking up. Balmy fruits casually unwinding with a subtle farm-y hay signatures. Very nice. Palate: Stewed tropical fruits, tobacco ashes and earthy peat braiding…

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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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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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