Not the best Springbank I ever tasted, but I do like it better than the Springer C.V. from many years ago.
Springbank C.V., 46%, $40
A marriage of whisky from bourbon, sherry and port casks, which does help give it some complexity. A bit fleshy on the nose (sooty peat, soy sauce, sherry, tannins). The palate calms down a bit (and is soothed by the sherry notes), with some additional vanilla, bitter orange, and brine. More brine and warming pepper on the finish. There’s a lot going on here in this whisky, which I like, but I’m not sure the flavors dovetail with each other well enough to deserve a higher rating.
Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 83