Review: Springbank 18 yr. oldMay 20th, 2009
Springbank, 18 year old, 46%, $190
Nice to see stocks distilled after the 1980s silent period turning 18 years old. The sherry influence here is complimentary, but not overpowering. Notes of toffee almond, vanilla fudge, chocolate-coated citrus, bramble and candied ginger. Polished leather, dried spice and a hint of brine on the fishing dries it out nicely and keeps it interesting. Not quite as dynamic and complex as some of those legendary pre-1980s Springers, but it’s smooth, well-rounded and more-ish.
Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 88
On deck: Ardmore 30 year old and Glenmorangie Sonnalta.