Springbank 16 years Duty Paid Sample for Trade
This Springbank whisky is a very special one.
Springbank 16 years, Duty Paid Sample for Trade, 700 ml, 54.5%
Cask: Re-charred Sherry Butt
Date: 9 May 1997
I am just nothing more than a layman and have no knowledge in wines and spirits industry. I think that this whisky was released for purpose of its literal meaning. This sample was obtained from a tasting event guided by Mr. Kenny Hsu who is a Keeper of the Quaich. Thank you my friends for reserving me this precious sample.
Nose: ash, red apple, toffee, pepper, toasted wood, plum
Palate: salty, charred coal, coffee, toffee, toast, tobacco
Aftertaste: medium length, burnt wood, coffee grounds, herb
Comment: ash in front, followed by fresh apple peel, sweet toffee, woody with smoke, little sour appeared over time. Solid body, firm, little bit salty, even toasty, sweet of toffee, charming tobacco. Medium length aftertaste, still toasted, comfortable bitterness of coffee grounds and herb. Smoky tone with freshness of fruit and mixed of spices, palate follows with slightly salty, lasting to aftertaste. Not a big complex whisky, but balancing and with characteristics, good dram.