Springbank Society is a group you can join to gain access to exclusive Springbank bottlings, and this is one of them. Interestingly, this one is bottled in a Sauternes cask – a youthful whisky, but we reckon the cask might have a decent influence… see what you think!
More info can be found for this bottle on WhiskyBase.
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Here are my notes:
Nose: A slight hint of chlorine and Echinacea, woody & sweet
Taste: A nice dose of sulphur, metallic limes, a floral arrangement and a delicious richness – but tarter than you might expect
Finish: it’s old wood and toothpaste on nettles
Warmed in the glass I’m getting a really sweet and floral nose, but now a spicier lemon hit – reckon a drop of water in this one might improve it…
Nose: slightly piney, honey & vanilla
Taste: Super-winey, fading to peach and grape.
Finish: long, spicy and fruity.
A solid 8, this is delicious!!!
Also, the 30ml drams look properly satisfying in these mini glencairn glasses.
Happy Christmas everyone! Giles
Cheers Giles! Send us a pic of the satisfying mini glencairn if you get a chance.. Merry Christmas!
Think it smells *really* juicy, definitely a lot of spicy tartness on the taste. Interestingly I feel like some of the Springbank character is dominated by the cask.
Nose: Boozy Christmas pudding, “smells like Lidl to me”. With water: musty, like damp washing, old boots.
Taste: Wooph – not what I was expecting. The smell was more promising than the taste. Alcohol-soaked fruits – ripe for the season (Christmassy)!
Finish: Short to medium – a hop and a skip. Lemons / a lemon soaked in mulled wine. Soap.
General scores for this were ~ 6/10, the nose was the best bit.