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Springbank 10 Year Old

Youthful Sophistication

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@OJKReview by @OJK

23rd Jun 2010

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Nose, Taste, Finish and Balance are graded out of 2.5 each:

Nose: Most intriguing. There is a strong waft of pears poached in red wine, however the underlying oak and spice balances it out perfectly. 2.0

Taste: It slides itself effortlessly over the tongue with silky elegance. There is an oily wave of rich fruit, once again counterpointed by the oak. Like drinking tinned pears out of a wooden cup. 2.0

Finish: The smoke comes to the fore again, leaving a citrusy sweetness behind. A beautiful balance between sugar and spice.

Balance: I tasted another 10 year old recently, that of the Japanese distillery Yoichi, and noted its raw unbridled talent, that perhaps still needed taming. Here we have an example of a very assured 10 year old, one that knows exactly what its doing, and showing a maturity beyond its years. 2.0

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6 comments

@Sassberto
Sassberto commented

One of my favorites - can be hard to find here in San Diego. Sweet and smoky, very drinkable.

9 years ago 0

@LeFrog
LeFrog commented

Another great review @OJK. This is a very well balanced but interesting dram, an essential for any whisky cabinet.

9 years ago 0

@OJK
OJK commented

@Sassberto - Definitely agree - I can imagine it's frustrating not having it at easily available out there! That said there are probably a fair few bourbons you have on your doorstep that i wish i could get my hands on!

@LeFrog - thanks a lot. definitely a must in the whisky cabinet, makes you wish there were a few more Campbeltown whiskies to choose from.

9 years ago 0

@PeatAndMeat
PeatAndMeat commented

Yeah this is quite pear-y. Very nice 10 year old whisky.

9 years ago 0

@AboutChoice
AboutChoice commented

OJK, there are at least 3 different Springbank 10 bottle lagels: cream label, charcoal w/orange border and black rectangler label. I like the charcoal w/orange border much better than the totaly black label, but it seems that you can't get it anymore.

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9 years ago 0

@OJK
OJK commented

@AboutChoice: yeah i've seen those different bottles in various bars, the one i have is the latest bottling with the orange 'S', as in the photo - i quite like the label i have to say, although i suppose it's a little reminiscent of ardbeg.

9 years ago 0

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