Tasting and Review by Daniel & Rex in the Whisk(e)y Vault
2017 Release of Springbank Cask Strength is bottled as a 12 year old and at 56.5%ABV and matured in 70% Ex-Sherry and 30% Ex-Bourbon casks.
Nose: Red berry fruit on an earthy forest floor, new suede or leather, fruit and nut chocolate, subtle notes of smoke and salted porridge made with almond milk and even some watermelon.
Palate: That earthy-red berry-new leather combination leads the way to more salted red berry fruit and fruit and nut chocolate, some peppery raisin and well balanced smoke, mincemeat and salted caramac bar.
Finish: A long peppery, smoke and red liquorice finish with salted caramel, mince pies over bonfire smoke, brushed suede and coffee grinds all battling for attention.
Impressive weight and balance here with classic Springbank/Campbeltown notes and very moreish and approachable despite its high abv.
70cl / 700ml
Produced in Scotland