ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 139
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Brand: Springbank, Lombard Scotch Whisky
Expression: 1965
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 1990
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Campbeltown
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Lombard Scotch Whisky
Issue 139
Tasting notes
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Mature, gritty sherrywood, moist, dried prune, raisin and malt with hints of fish oils, salt and a sliver of creamy vanilla oak. Cedar, cigar smoke, coffee, tar and incense.
Palate: Robust, typical Campbeltown gritty Oloroso character. Prune, raisin, walnut, coffee with peat, fish and violets. Deep and mature with sweeter spice coated orange.
Finish: Utterly majestic with lingering Armagnac-esque dried fruit, violets and chocolaty tannins.
Comment: This can only come from one distillery in Scotland. Unique and stunning!
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Red cherries, proper oak-age (few tannins, big flavour), suede jackets, warm sand and lightly charred pine on a dying fire. This is very well matured.
Palate: The palate carries all the elements of the nose really well, with just a hint of cigar and some freshly chopped mint and basil to add to the mix.
Finish: More vintage oak vanilla, cigar tobacco and classic cream soda.
Comment: Brilliant with one weakness… the weakness; I wish it was a slightly higher ABV.
Visit the distillery
Springbank Distillers Ltd Distillery, 85 Longrow, Campbeltown, Argyll, Campbeltown, Scotland
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