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Springbank 15 Year Old

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@PandemoniumReview by @Pandemonium

28th Jun 2014


Springbank 15 Year Old
  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
  • Overall

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With everyone talking about the CV, the 10yo, the 12yo and the Cask Strength, one would almost forget there was a 15yo Springbank.

Nose: fresh nose,but a little waxy, dominant notes of orange peel, a whiff of honey, scents of iodine (seaweed) A second layer of subtle fruit, (pears, cherries, pineapple and bananas), sweet fudge, traces of sherry, leather, peat and oakiness.

Mouth: bitter and dry palate, a bit of smoke with a touch of lemon zest. Undertones of spice, soft notes of earthy peat.

Finish: Lasting and dry, elements of genever (juniper), lemon, leather and noticeable traces of peat and tar.

Conclusion: I love Springbank and it was an excellent whisky, but I was not really blown away by it. It is not a real step up from the 12 or the 10yo. That being said, it doesn't need to, it is an enjoyable smooth whisky with a most enjoyable nose. Not overly complex, but an artisanal tour the force.

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