Springbank 14 year old Amontillado Cask (#305), 55.4%

Price: $100.00 Issue: Fall 2011 Reviewer: John Hansell

A round of single cask Springers matured completely (not finished) in various wine casks for the U.S. market. All four are solid efforts — it's really a matter of personal preference. A general comment: most of the single cask releases are matured in some sort of wine or rum cask. While this is nice, I would love to see several single cask, cask strength, and fully-matured ex-bourbon barrel bottlings offered for a change.

Citrus, exotic wood, and botanicals on the nose and palate. Indeed, there's a bit of intrigue here. Nice balance, with roasted nuts, pecan pie, and more exotic wood on the finish.