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This is my second bottle of Springbank 10 and I am excited about this single malt because for it's price and age it is showing a very good complexity and nice layers with different flavors. Though I have around 20 different whiskies in my cabinet, I find myself thinking about this specific bottle every time a want to enjoy a dram.
Color: Pale amber. No colouring an non chill filtered, like all whiskies should be.
Nose: Toffee, caramel, sea breeze with faint peat and smoke. Palate: Mouth filling and smooth.The salt is present but disappears slowly to pave the path for hazelnuts, caramel and hints of eggnog. Pepper. Briny. Smoke in the background playing second violin. Finish: Long and lingering briny, peppery and salty. Gentle peat and smoke. The smoke, pepper and brine linger. And linger, like they are your new best friends and never want to leave you until you wash them away with another liquid.
If you are still struggling with heavy peated whiskey and want to take your first step from non-peated whisky to the smoky world, try this. If you like a salty whisky, try this. Be aware though that once you have bought a bottle of Springbank 10 you probably will be seduced to drink it dram after dram.