Springbank 1968 Chieftain's (Cask 1414)
Added on Thursday, Mar 15, 2012 at 11:07 PM
  Bottler: Ian Macleod & Co Ltd
  Age: 40 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1968 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 54.00 % Region: Campbeltown
  Price: $1300 Availability: Specialty Stores

Distilled October 1968       Bottled October 2008       Cask no. 1414      First Fill Oloroso Butt

398 Bottles

Member Ratings and Notes
Nose of light sherry with a little varnished wood. Some brine.

Palate delivers on the nose, rich and oaky, just a hint sweet. It really gets exquisite in the finish, with peaks and valleys of assorted spices with a nice oak kiss goodbye.

This is just uber-drinkable while still packing lots of delicious flavors, I'd think anyone would love this.

n:  Average.  Wood sealant.  Very faint candy (watermelon jolly rancher.


p:  Roasted almonds and butterscotch.  I gave this an A-/A on my first tasting, but in a more controlled environment I wasn't as thrilled.  Little bitt of spanish cedar and indeterminate spice, somewhere between potpouri and cinnamon.   Nice body, malty finish.




The last one just sold out, so... guess this won't do you much good.


Tasted blind:


N: Oily, citrus tea sweetness, fresh baked bread, anise and heather

P: Citrus, apples and oak on the palate.  Very light body with a drying effect on the palate and tongue.

F: Cough drop like mentholated finish

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