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Springbank 10 Year Old

Lives up to its reputation

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@McTeagueReview by @McTeague

29th Sep 2013


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On the nose, malty, lightly sweet with light peat. With some time, hints of vanilla and mint appear.

On the palate, good body, oily, mostly dry. A substantial malty character with light peat that stands up to its 46% ABV. Well balanced. Depth. With time definite notes of chocolate appear. With water, a real mintiness comes out, almost menthol.

A medium to intense arrival, complex development and medium to long finish, each of about the same length.

A young dram of real substance and nuance that lives up to its reputation. I dislike number ratings, but for a malt of this age it's certainly among the best I've tried. Since I favor young, dryish drams of character, this one does well in my calculus.

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Lifewaterforce commented

I know you wrote in your review you prefer young to old whiskies but since you seemed to really love this 10 year old i would suggest you not to pass on older springbank, because springbank ages magnificently well. Very good&informative review!

6 years ago 0

McTeague commented

Thank you, LWF, for the recommendation. I happened to have a glass of the Springbank 18 the other night and loved it. It was an elegant dram that I would definitely be revisiting. I appreciate your feedback.

6 years ago 0

Taco commented

I do really like the palate and finish of this whisky (I give it an 87), but only on occasions. It quite complex and makes me want to sit and analyze it instead of just enjoying it.

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