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Springbank 10 Year Old

Salty well balanced friend

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@WineandwhiskeyReview by @Wineandwhiskey

19th Feb 2015

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Springbank 10 Year Old
  • Nose
    20
  • Taste
    23
  • Finish
    23
  • Balance
    22
  • Overall
    88

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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.

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2 comments

@Ol_Jas
Ol_Jas commented

Nice.

"I find myself thinking about this specific bottle every time a want to enjoy a dram." That's how I feel about my Springbanks too. I think it says a lot about the whisky. Actually, I think we all have this experience with various bottles at various times and it's mark of those that really do something special for us.

Good to hear the salt is still in full force. That's been the definitive Campbeltown (or at least, Springbank) flavor in my mind since I first experienced it and it's what I most look for in new bottles. Other than a flat restaurant dram a few months ago, I haven't had the Springbank 10 in years. This sounds like I ought to pick one up.

about one year ago 0

@Wineandwhiskey
Wineandwhiskey commented

The salt is definitely still in full force. I don't think you will regret it if you add one to your cabinet. If you do, please let me know how the Springbank 10y has evolved from your perspective.

about one year ago 0