Springbank 18 year old

Champagne Springbank...

Reviewed by
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mattberg

Date:

6th Jan 2012

Reviewer rating:

92

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Tasting Notes by mattberg

This really is an exceptional offering and one that I've been meaning to obtain for a while now. This is the latest bottling 2010 of the 18 yo. I don't usually add water to my whisky but this needs it ( in my opinion) as neat is just a bit to dense and oily. On the nose I'm finding an unusual blend of sea spray almost champagne like evervesence, butterscotch and white pepper. The arrival is super-light, a truffle oil coating of the palate moving onto a light sherry and sea-salt stage and finishing with a fresh ginger and long tingling white pepper finish that sparkles like fine champagne.

The signature sea salt freshness is perfectly complimented with a delicate soft sherry lightness and exotic pepper finish.

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Whisky details

Distillery/Brand:

Springbank

Bottling:

Springbank 18 year old

ABV:

46%

Colour:

Young Sauternes

Comments

JayFromSA

JayFromSA wrote:

Sounds amazing!

23 January 2012 11:57
mattberg

mattberg wrote:

it is Jay.... and after trying several Whiskies in this range this last couple of months, I would say that this is now my fave.... many other I've tried that are more expensive or have won awards don't compare...

I misspelt effervescence, just realized..

23 January 2012 12:31
JayFromSA

JayFromSA wrote:

I'm ordering a bottle. Found it at a good discount, so my flexible arm is twisted 720deg

23 January 2012 16:16
mattberg

mattberg wrote:

great let me know how you get on...

23 January 2012 18:20
AboutChoice

AboutChoice wrote:

As a big fan of Springbank 10, I'll have to apply for a whiskey loan for the 18 year. Thanks for reviewing !

24 January 2012 06:20
GregLogan

GregLogan wrote:

@Mattberg - All right, I am taking you at your word... $120 on the line ...

13 March 2012 01:25

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