Review: Springbank 16 Years Old 1991 Rum Wood
Category: Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky
Origin: Springbank Distillery
Bottling: J & A Mitchell & Company
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?
Full 22ct gold (8/20), rounded medium-sized tears leave thick legs
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
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,
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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