Whiskey Review: Springbank 15
In which I find out (again) I don’t like Springbank that much.
Springbank 15 / 46% / $110
This is the classic Springbank 15 for the Japan market (dedicated label!), batch code 25.11.19 19/456. I believe it is a blend of ex-Bourbon/Sherry casks, but few details are on offer…
Like a storm gathering off the Kintyre coast, our 15-year-old
Springbank is dark and ominous, yet delicious. Best enjoyed
after dinner or with your favourite cigar, this is a true classic.
- Color: tawny (1.55)
- Nose: peatier than I remember Springbank to be, butterscotch, nut brittle, winter spiced wine, star anise
- Taste: dirty and muddled peatiness, a little chocolate, pork cracklings, some kind of briney/fishy flavour; bubblegum
- Finish: medium, underwhelming and a hint of butyric acid
This has got quite the funk; I’m not a fan at all. It’s slightly drinkable for me, I would most likely not buy it again. Is it true that there is often a lot of batch variation in Springbank? I’ve included the batch code above just in case.