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Springbank 2001 Rundlets & Kilderkins

Very rich and well-made

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@WhiskyNotesReview by @WhiskyNotes

7th May 2012

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What a odd name! They are old types of casks (60 and 80 litres respectively) used in the 17th and 18th century. Like the quarter casks from Laphroaig or the Octaves used by Duncan Taylor, they are used to speed up maturation, due to the added surface contact with the wood.

Springbank Rundlets & Kilderkins was distilled in November 2001 and bottled in January 2012 at 10 years old.

Nose: starts on hay and nutmeg and gets then more syrupy with hints of dried fruits, toffee and honey. Hints of nougat, roasted nuts and milk chocolate. There is some pepper and herbs but it’s certainly not woody. Nice to find a couple of coastal notes as well, even a very soft farmy / medicinal veil.

Mouth: oily and pretty smoky now, really nice. Great balance between honeyed sweetness (rhubarb, peach jam, raisins) and spices from the oak (pepper, cinnamon). Hints of caramelized apple. Tobacco and leather. Full-flavoured, really good.

Finish: medium long, sherried, with pecan nuts, toffee, liquorice and a lingering maritime edge.

A very rich and well-made Springbank, taken out of the casks at the perfect moment. I’d be happy to see more experiments like this, or even a regular “small cask” release in the core range?

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3 comments

@Wills
Wills commented

I got my small bottle in the shelf which I definitely have to open soon. Your review lets me salivate :)

7 years ago 0

@Fons
Fons commented

Sounds Delicious. I saw a bottle of this last week in store and I was wondering about it. And since a 89 from WN is quite an impressive score, it has tipped the scales. Next on my to buy list from now on!

7 years ago 0

@SquidgyAsh
SquidgyAsh commented

Sounds yummy!!! Awww too many whiskies too little money!!

7 years ago 1Who liked this?

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