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]

Springbank 16yo Rum Wood

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

Vintage 1991

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?

Colour:

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

Overall:

Quite savoury in places and redolent of lots of nice cooking/cookery ingredients, herbal, nutty and zesty make a great combination, quite moreish too.

Score: 90/100

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