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Review: Springbank 10 Year Old

Springbank 10 Year Old

Cask Info: Matured in ex-Bourbon casks and ex-Sherry casks.

ABV

Chill Filtration

Natural Color

Price

46%

No

Yes

$70


Springbank 10 Year Old

Nose: Wafting into my nose first is a mix of sweetness and sourness, like those sour gummy bears. Honey, green apple, pear liqueur, and unripe banana. In the background, there’re hints of candied ginger and salty soot which reminds me of cured ham.


Palate: The texture is ever so slightly waxy, with a moderate tongue burn. The seaside characteristics are more prominent in the mouth than on the nose, with notes of green apple, roasted almonds, lemon, coffee candy, and some vegetal flavors.


Finish: The finish is dry and of medium length, characterized by black pepper, clove, oaky woodiness, and a lingering peppery tang.


Final Thought: This is not your typical raisins-forward, sweet malty 10-year-old. This whisky definitely has a unique flavor profile. Although the oak tannins don’t improve with water, the overall tasting experience is enjoyable. It’s an interesting, well-made 10-year-old that’s worth the original retail price. But honestly, I wouldn’t pay for the aggressively marked up price.


Girl with Cask Strength Score: 88/100.

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