Springbank in pyrotechnic form. The sherry doubles the flavours, but arguably also softens the Campbeltown character.
1989, Limited Edition Limburg Festival Bottling
No age statement
Year of Bottling
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Distinctly fruity. Peaches. Sherryish. Nutty.
Palate: Big flavours-and it's packed with them. Liquorice. Salt. Spice merchants. Dusty.
Finish: Big, spicy explosion.
Comment: Springbank in pyrotechnic form. The sherry doubles the flavours, but arguably also softens the Campbeltown character.
Nose: Amazingly buttery; butterkist popcorn/crème caramel/tablet. Water opens it and rings out some dry smoke, sultana and charred oak.
Palate: Mouthfilling, complex. Sweet, then unfolds and dries: date loaf, black olive, smoke, caramelised fruits.
Finish: Leather, long, great balance.
Comment: The sweetest Springbank I've ever tried. Has the extra dimension that elevates great malts from good.
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