Springbank 31 Years Old Murray McDavid Cask MM1314 46% 1967
€ 2.975,00 (in Vat)
|Cask Type||Fresh Bourbon|
|Condition||No Original Box Included, lower Filling.|
This is an old vintage bottle and the closure may have deteriorated; When opening care should be taken. The item is sold as described.
Serge Valentin (93)
Nose: one of my favourite kinds of start, similar to when you just open a beehive (minus the stings). A marvellous combination of beeswax, all-flower honey and various kinds of resins. Add to that quince jelly, marmalade, a certain maritimeness, mango chutney, old books, a little patchouli and maybe 'ideas' of caraway seeds and you get a truly fantastic nose. After a few minutes: more pine resin, which is wonderful. Maybe even a little absinth, wet earth, shoe polish...
Mouth: firm, smoky, earthy and spicy at first sips, and then lushly jammy and fruity. Mirabelle pie, quince jelly once again, drops of cough syrup, liquorice, touches of Fernet Branca (comes from wood), a little pu-erh tea... Not whisky, a true story that you cannot – and shouldn't, in any case – rush.
Finish: the spices get louder and that's normal. More marmalade and something tropical as well. Oranges, cumin. Slightly bitterish aftertaste, on Kräuterlikör, as our German friends say. Comments: just wonderful, a true friend for your evening. A ta santé.