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
Adam
 
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.
 
Andy
 

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.

 

B+/A-

 

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

 
Fuji
 

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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