Springbank 2000 12 yo Calvados Finish
Added on Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013 at 11:38 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 12 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 2000 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 52.70 % Region: Campeltown
  Price: $110 Availability: Specialty Stores

6 years in Refill bourbon casks, 6 years in Calvados casks.

Distilled April 2000, Bottled October 2012.    9420 bottles. 

Member Ratings and Notes
Sku
 

The nose has malt and fruit with wisps of smoke. The palate has serious peat, like you knock you over peat. It opens with some light sweet malt character and then the peat comes in waves, getting sharper and sharper, building until it's like a mouth full of ash (in a good way) which is pretty much what the finish is. To the extent there is Calvados influence it's only lightly suggested with a tinge of apple on the late palate and in the finish...it's very subtle. Overall, it tastes more like Octomore than a typical Springbank.

 

B+/A-

Andy
 

n:  A bit too harsh to sort out.  Solvent on old wood.

 

p:  Chewy.  Lightly sulpherous smoke.  Semi-sweet lemon.  Citrus and ash finish.  B/B+

Fuji
 

Honey, rock sugar with white wine and yellow fruit. Wet grass and hay.


Less sweet than expected on the palate but the fruit component is bright and refreshing.


Warm butter and green apple skin on the medium finish.

 

B-/B

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