Springbank 10 Years old 2018 Edition 18/511 46% NV
€ 42,35 (incl. Vat)
|Cask Number||Batch 18/511|
|Condition||In Original Container|
Picked up an World Whisky Award In the consecutive years 2010, 2013, 2014:
Best Campbeltown Single Malt 12 Years and Under!
Sweet-smelling, but there’s a nice background note of wet earth and faint bonfire aromas. A fuller palate, sweet and creamy, almost like raspberry ripple, with tinned fruit syrup coming through mid palate. Tim Forbes
Some classic Campbeltown richness, with all the twists you’d hope for: a touch of malty smoke, tropical fruit juice and nuts. Neil Ridley
A great show of wood versus spirit with a great balance of the two. Smoked bacon. Joel Harrison
Serge Valentin (87)
Colour: light gold.
Nose: typical mix of salted peanuts and seashore notes, although I find it rather a yeastier version. Notes of proving dough and sourdough starter. Some leafy notes of tobacco, a touch of mint, cider apples, hay, pebbles. All very good and characterful.
Mouth: sharply coastal - if you see what I mean - waxes, citrons, cooking oils, nuts, seeds and a splash of ointment and seawater. Mustard, seaweed, various stocky, brothy notes, some dried tarragon and a hint of lychee and rosewater. Akin to a dry Gewurztraminer perhaps with these slightly petrolic notes in the background.
Finish: good length, slightly biscuity, salty, medical, flinty and gently earthy.
Comments: Not the best of recent batches perhaps, but still great and very dependable.