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Springbank CV


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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

1st May 2018


Springbank CV
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  • Finish
  • Balance
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I have tried previous batches of Springbank CV and must say, I was not impressed. A good whisky, sure, but far from outstanding for this legendary Campbeltown distillery. But when a 2013 release sample is dropped into the mailbox, what do you do? Exactly. Give it another go. The nose of this batch is promising. Soft, sweet smoke and barley sugars, herbal notes and some wet chalk. I get some orange peel, nuts, white chocolate and hazelnuts. Some mint in the background. It is oily and very spicy. The chalk becomes quite loud, as if I’m tasting it from a jug. Both sherry and bourbon traits, that much is certain. Raisins, oranges, woodspice, green garden herbs and a salty note. The smokiness is not big, but unmistakably there. The finish offers up a surprising hint of candied pineapple. Where did that come from? But it certainly is pleasant. Well, the 2013 batch was much more to my liking than the previous ones I tried (2010 and 2015).

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