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This blog will feature tasting notes, reviews, distillery visits and whisky news with focus mainly on Scottish single malts. This will sometimes be accompanied by politically incorrect (whisky) opinions. You have now been warned! :-)
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Sunday, 9 December 2012

SPRINGBANK 1996 15YO - DISTILLERY DUTY PAID SAMPLE

Back in September I reviewed an exclusive Springbank bottling done for the Ardshiel Hotel in Campbeltown (review here).
It was a 1/1 bottling and they now have bottlings like this of both Hazelburn, Springbank, Longrow and as far as I remember also of Kilkerran.

I recently tried another of these bottlings, also a Springbank, though not one with a customised label or anything - this one was 'just' for sale :-)

Springbank 1996 (06.06.1996) 15yo 54,4%, Warehouse 15 cask sample from a first fill sherry cask

Full oloroso in colour

Nose:
Creamy oloroso sherry, chocolates and coffee, slight hint of coconut, oils, a hint of peat and damp warehouses.

Taste:
Hint of sulphur but then beautiful fresh oloroso, rums and molasses, dark dried fruits and again very oily. Also some high grade coffee, spices and traditional Danish Xmas baking.

Lovely stuff with the hint of sulphur adding to the experience here.
Picture displayed is another 15yo bottling from Warehouse 15, but otherwise very similar in appearance.

89/100!

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