Springbank 14 Years Old 2002/2017 (52.3%, OB, Cage, F Rum Barrel, 1 Bottle)

Springbank-14-year-old-2002-rum-cask

A touch spicier and more bitter, I did prefer the Hazelburn though not by much. This has some lovely funk and engine oil dirtiness I associate with Springbank but just enough sweetness from the spirit and the rum cask to keep it palateable. I feel the more rum-casked whiskies I have the less that Rum-cask maturation brings to the party – to the point I am not actively seeking any more. 83/100