Tag: Single Malt – Springbank

Springbank 18 Years Old (46%, OB, 2014)

A little spicier than the beloved (of us) Springbank 15 Years Old. A touch of pepper and Aniseed in the 18yo and too much oak influence perhaps found us enjoying this one a fraction less than the 15yo but it is still very enjoyable. I missed some of the earthy/dirty peatiness that I really love in Springbank whisky. 88/100

Hazelburn 12 Years Old (46%, OB, 2010)

Yum, I enjoyed this one a lot. Plenty of sherry wood character in here but matched with the malt and oaky wood character also. This Hazelburn still has that Springbank meaty, malty and a little machine oil character but is more sprightly and carries the tannic, dried fruit and nut sherry-influence with pride. 87/100