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This is a 3cl sample from the original bottling of:
Springbank 10 Year Old
A sample of the ever-popular Springbank 10 Year Old. Aged in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks, this has notes of smoke, vanilla essence, nutmeg, cinnamon and the salty tang characteristic of the distillery.
The Perfect Measure
10 Year Old
What an unbelievable whisky. I'm a huge peat head, but while this doesn't have the kind of peat and smoke I normally look for in an Islay (more like medium peat), it blends in BEAUTIFULLY with the rest of the notes in this drink. Wonderfully complex but not too challenging, unless this is your first peated whisky. I love how the fruitiness from the sherry casks pairs up beautifully with the more savory, earthy flavors. Gets even better as the bottle opens up more; you get way more of the fruit and the cream and the peat settles down a bit, but still contributes greatly to the overall character of this whisky. Highly recommended if you're looking for something new and interesting, especially if you're already a peat junkie. I paid $98 for my bottle, which is usually the price range that makes me a little nervous given there are some mediocre drams in that range, but I would gladly pay it again for another bottle, and likely will in the future.
I've been trying out a variety of whiskies of different regions and this is the first to really blow me away. There is so much more going on than a lot of whiskies at this price, and it's definitely the first one I can say I will always want to have in stock. I'm not much good at identifying specifics of taste but there is something truly unique and surprising about the flavour of this - heather and honey perhaps about right. I've recommended to all my whisky drinking friends.
I do not get a lot of smoke in the nose or on the palate with this dram. With or without water, the body is full, rich and I find that just a drop of water opens the flavor, texture and allows aeration that extends the warm hug you get when you fully embrace the sample.
My god is this a beautiful dram. So multi dimensional, all the above tasting notes apply, 100%. Beautifully balanced, sweet, smoky, salty, floral. Every time I take a dram I have a different experience. Only thing I will say is that this one to have by itself or at the end of a tasting session, as you are likely taste the Springbank smoke in whatever you drink after this (unless it is a more heavily peated dram).
This is one of the best entry level Scotches I have tried and the experience is at or above some priced at $100 to $150US. Nose: Outstanding clear spicy, aromatic, clean and well ballanced. Taste: smooth with buttery notes, lightly oily, peppery. Afterglow: warm. You want more and a sniff of the glass gives all the aromatics. This is the most well ballanced single malt in the $50-75 range I have had and a buy at any price below $100. Very good value. Being Scottish, I want the best, but the best at a value price. This hits all the points. Buy if you can find it.
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