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Springbank 10 Year Old

One I have never taken to

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@magichabitsReview by @magichabits

5th Jan 2011


Springbank 10 Year Old
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I've had this bottle of Springbank for many years. It may have been my first single-malt purchase. I think I got taken in by romantic descriptions of Campbeltown malts. I've never quite taken to it, though.

In the nose - it's very bright. Fuji apple, crisp pear; birchwood, Muscat grape, honeydew. To taste it is sharp and very tart. Light sweetness and heavy fire ram together and blaze a trail down the tongue and throat. In the mouth it is oaky, thin, and astringent. In the belly the finish is long, fiery, and smoky with a great, long fade.

I find the Springbank 10y mouth- and gut-feel to be closest to Talisker in my limited experience. However, I much prefer Talisker, with its much heavier flavours of iodine, seaweed, and smoke to go along with that fire.

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