Where Scotchfinder found it: MacArthur Beverages
I am not going to lie. Springbank makes me feel guilty. Maybe it is the price of each bottle, no matter the age statement. Nah, it is the price. Springbank is a pricy malt. I can never quite reconcile the price with the quality and justify each dram.
Call me a sucker for sugar, but this one is syrupy sweet all the way and I haven’t even taken a sip. I can almost see the sugar like heat off summer licorice-coated blacktop. You can smell the age of the wood seeping out of your glass as well reminding one of a dried fruit of some sort. No doubt the mustiness from the older casks are creeping around and just taunting you to drink.
Thick and yummy. Sits on the back of your tongue before…
…it bites the sides of your tongue! Not sure what that was, but the alcohol hit a little sharp here. You can really taste the barley and oak on this one. Sweet as expected, but a with a bite I was not expecting.
Faint licorice bounces around with a faint shoe-polish(?) before disappearing way too soon. I cannot express that enough. I really wanted this to hang around and it just kind of faded. Is this my price consciousness prodding me with regret? Nah.
Scotchfinder Total: 90