Springbank

Springbank 16 Years Old 2000 Single Sherry Cask ~ 54.2% (J & A Mitchell)

Review: Springbank 16 Years Old 2000 Single Sherry Cask

Category: Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky

Origin: Springbank Distillery

Bottling: J & A Mitchell & Company

ABV: 54.2%

Cost: £85

Springbank-16-Year-old-2000-single-sherry-cask

What they say:

We have a UK exclusive single cask bottling that is available in shops in less than a week. This new bottling is a Springbank 16 year old Fresh Sherry. It has been bottled at a cask strength of 54.2% and is extremely limited with only 540 bottles available; retailing at £85 and is available throughout the UK in specialist whisky shops from Wednesday 20th April.

The tasting notes for this bottling are:

Nose

Dark fruits. Prunes, dates, roasted nuts, walnuts and raisins and dunnage warehouse.

Palate

Lots of sherry influence. Fairly nutty as the nose suggests. Barbecue smoke, coastal/salty with traces of spent matches.

Finish

Dry with hints of cinnamon and very moreish!

What I say:

Another Springbank 16 Year Old expression, this time a UK exclusive single cask.

Colour:

Blood red/ruby gold (15/20), quick large tears leave medium legs followed by slow medium tears

Nose:

Spiced cinnamon & nutmeg, leather, dried fruits, rich & moist fruit cake, cocoa powder, perfumed (sandalwood) initially then dirty/musty wood, dunnage warehouse, peat & wood smoked meats, bbq, smoked and cured meat, malty, bread (rye/brown), red fruits; plum, cherry and berries

Taste:

Spiced fruit cake, gingerbread, raisin, prune/plum, damson, cloves, chocolate, malty, malt loaf, nutty; walnut, oak wood, tannic/drying leather, slightly astringent, smoked sea salt

Finish:

Long, dry & tannic, powdered cinnamon spice, malty

Overall:

Very nice, but perhaps a little too spiced, dry and tannic for my liking

Score: 84/100

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