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[20 Dec 2015 | No Comment | ]
SMWS 27.109 Guns on the grouse moor [Springbank] 16 yo

Dirty Whisky can be wonderful if you enjoy that thing, dirty sherry especially, and whenever I come across such a cask, which displays enough dirtiness, without being way “off”, it is a time to be merry. This 16 year old Springer from the SMWS is such a dram. Distilled in 1992, comes from a big badass Gorda cask containing some …

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[26 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]
Springbank Green 12 yo – Review

Time for some malt review, after a long time (that Indian blend was not a malt, right?), and what better distillery to start the review season with, than Springbank?
This Springbank is quite special in two ways : first of all I was distilled using Organic barley (which is trendy and cool), and was aged in 100% ex-Bourbon casks, which is …

Headline, Port Cask, Springbank, Tasting Notes, The Maltman »

[5 Nov 2014 | 2 Comments | ]
Quick dram: Springbank 16 (port cask first fill)–The Maltman

Time for another single cask from the Maltman label. Another Port you say? Yes, another one. [after the kilchoman,and others recently, and more coming soon!]
This time a very unusual port cask (first fill) Springbank, distilled in 1998 and bottled in 2014, making it 16 yo.  A first fill port cask is an interesting choice as this is bound to impact …

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[17 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
Springbank 14 yo [1995-2010] Fresh Sherry pipe (Springbank Soc.)

When I read a review of this one by my good friend Sjoerd (here) I was intrigued, as I’ve never heard that combination “Sherry” and “Pipe”. We mostly hear pipes next to “port”. Pipes in this context mean tall barrels in which Port is usually aged. But we live and learn and apparently sherry is also sometimes aged in those …

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[10 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
Springbank 14 yo Burns Malt [The Whisky Barrel]

Another indie bottling sold by TWB (which bears a cunning similarity to the Whisky Broker bottlings). Every springer is welcome at WI towers, and especially cask strength &  single cask ones. always something to look forward too, and this one did not disappoint.
Springbank 14 yo Burns Malt  , 54.3% abv , £61.30 (TWB)
Nose: This one is lovely to start with …

Campletown, Featured, Headline, Master Of Malt, Springbank, Tasting Notes, That Boutique-y Whisky Company »

[7 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
Springbank Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

Another lovely bottling from this series, with ingenious are work. If you look closer you might recognize a couple of the most colourful whisky Dou namely, Neil and Joel from Caskstrength.Net . A lovely couple , I’ve met on a couple of occasions on which we had a jolly good time, so guys, well done on making this label. fab.
Now …

Calvados, Finishes, Headline, Springbank, Tasting Notes »

[25 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
Springbank Calvados wood 12 yo

I’m always up to trying new expressions from Springbank, those are rarely below the very good mark. They have been toying with quite some wood finishes over there : Barolo, Shiraz, Marsala, and more, but Calvados is a finish I’ve almost never tried, not in SB’s and not elsewhere, and it was really interesting to see what this one might …

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[13 Nov 2012 | One Comment | ]
A Tale of two (Master of Malt) Springbanks

A week ago I got a letter from Ben of Master of Malt (the brain behind many great whisky things that are going on at MoM) asking me for my help in tasting two different springbank samples. They are looking to bottle a single cask, and they got some nice samples from 2 such casks they wanted to share and …

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[31 Oct 2012 | 5 Comments | ]
Tasting Springbank 21 year old–1990s edition

This dram and those notes are all in honor of a fellow whisky blogger and mensch who recently stopped blogging about this favorite drop of liquor : whisky. I guess those of you who are / were a part of his whisky fabric, know who I am talking about. Whisky connected people all over the globe and I am lucky …

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[26 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
Springbank Sherry cask 1997  / Potstill Austria

Always interesting to taste Springbanks, especially cask strength and single sherry casks ones. This was bottled for Potstill Austria  from cask #296 yielding 216 bottles at 57.1 % ABV.
Springbank 1997 single cask #296  for Potstill Austria,  57.1 % ABV , 216 btl
Nose:  A very nice mixture of both sweet sherry notes, and salty briny seaweed sort of notes you can …