Chieftain's

Springbank

Aged 35 Years, Single Cask Sherry Butt

ABV 54.2%
REVIEWED Issue 38
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Specifications
Brand: Springbank, Chieftain's, Ian Macleod
Expression: Aged 35 Years, Single Cask Sherry Butt
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 35 years old
ABV: 54.2%
Country/Region: Scotland / Campbeltown
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Ian Macleod
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Huge, mellow, buttery, sweetish, sherry.
Palate: Big-bodied and drying. Treacle toffee, coconut, rhubarb, vanilla.
Finish: Some bitterness and a late salty tang.
Comment: Springbank is a big whisky but the sherry here is even bigger, and wipes out some of the whisky's subtleties.
8.3
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Rich, Oloroso influenced. Dark, dried fruits, black olive tapenade. Whiff of fragrant smoke even a touch of tomato ketchup.
Palate: Very sherried (Bristol Milk) and thick. Spirit a little muted.
Finish: Sweet then becomes tannic.
Comment: Big and rich, but where's the whisky?
7.5
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Springbank Distillers Ltd Distillery, 85 Longrow, Campbeltown, Argyll, Campbeltown, Scotland
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