Whisky Review: Springbank 16 Years Old 1991 Rum Wood
- Category: Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky
- Origin: Springbank Distillery
- Bottling: J & A Mitchell & Company
- ABV: 54.2%
- Cost: £79.73 from Whiskysite.nl [sold out]
What they say
Matured for eight of its sixteen years in a refill bourbon cask, before being transferred into fresh rum barrels for the second half of its maturation.
Age 16 Year Old
Bottling Date August 2007
No of Bottles 5100
What I say
Missed this when released, however thanks to re-sale a bottle became available at a sensible price, so why not?
My tasting notes:
- Appearance: Full 22ct gold (8/20), rounded medium-sized tears leave thick legs
- Nose: Sweet icing/icing sugar, chalky and dusty, iced cinnamon buns, hints of fruit; apple & pear juice, toffee-nut, chicory, sticky toffee and date pudding, salted caramel, walnut, hazelnut latte, pecan, pecan pie, new paint/enamel slight acetone
- Taste: Maple syrup and pecan pit, nutty, sweet, buttery, hazelnut paste/puree, a touch of tannic oak, dried leather, drying in mouthfeel too, musty, a splash of fresh lemon juice on savoury chicory leaf, bbq or smoke shellfish or fish almost,
- Finish: Long, zesty, drying, nutty, peanut skin, lemon zest and rosemary salt
Quite savoury in places and redolent of lots of nice cooking/cookery ingredients, herbal, nutty and zesty make a great combination, quite moreish too.
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