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Springbank CV

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MReview by @Mikey09

7th Jan 2014


Springbank CV
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I was already a fan of Springbank. Something that tastes like an Island whisky from Campbeltown was always a nice one to vary from the peaty and smoky ones. This C.V. is easier than the 10yo. You can smell the smoke and the peat, but it also has a little citrus and a little bit of dried fruits. The taste is a little bit like dark sugar,some caramel, a little bit of orange and then the smoke starts coming in. No really overwhelming smoke but a bit subtle. And yet, that's what lingers and stays on your tongue. Not bad for what's a bit of a budget-version of the 10yo.

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Ol_Jas commented

Mikey, thanks for making some comparisons to the 10. How else would you distinguish them?

I've had the 10 but not the CV. The CV typically gets average reviews like this one, but if you said it was more vibrant but less complex--kinda like young heavily peated whisky--I'd be all over it. Zippy, briny, Campbeltown-town style whisky is a prime target of mine.

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Mikey09 commented

Hi OIJas, I just saw your comment, sorry it took a while. In my experience it's not realy briny nor really peated, but more of a toned down version of the 10yo. There is some smoke and some peat, but not very heavy. I hope this helps you.

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