Springbank 1996 22 Year Old (Claxtons)
Springbank, the distillery that seems to cause many whisky fans to get a little over excited, is one i enjoy but don't get too excited about. This dram of Springbank 22 was tasted as part of a tweet tasting featuring drams from the Claxtons independant bottlers.
I think i could pick this out as a Springbank from a sniff, although i also know how difficult blind tastings are, but this is certainly a dram that is very much familiar straight off the bat.
That typical sweet dirty oily note mixes with a juicy kiwi tropical fruity note, both on the nose and the palate, this is a very drinkable dram, but I really can't say it's any better than any other 22 year old dram so the value for money on this isn't great at almost £300 a bottle.
Grab this at specialists like Master of Malt.
Thanks to The Whisky Wire for including me in this tweet tasting.
Think i could have picked this out blind, wood heavy, almost edging sawdusty, light engine oil/mechanics rag with a tropical fruit note, kiwi fruit especially, wet cardboard and light smouldering fire
And there it is a tang of engine oil, more of that kiwi fruit and wet cardboard, some dirty rags, sawdust again, some white pepper and nutmeg, smoked cream meringues
Dry, dirty rags, white pepper.
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