Whisky 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
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.
Official tasting notes:
- 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.
My tasting notes:
- Appearance: 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
Very nice, but perhaps a little too spiced, dry and tannic for my liking.
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