Springbank Distillers Ltd
Big and rich, but where's the whisky?
Aged 35 Years, Single Cask Sherry Butt
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?
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.
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