Really interesting! Quite bourbony, with minty, shiso-leaf aspects and a backbone of concentrated ale. There's spice, fruit, sherry, and a whole lot of goodness that I can't quite describe. In the finish, anise emerges and lasts a long time. This is in that category of unique-must-try. Packs a ton of flavor, and only 46%!
Nose is sweet with some citrus, then grilled sweet corn. Palate is big, citrus rinds, smoke. Finish is long and salty. I heard GREAT things about it. Perhaps my expectations were too high. But it is very good.
This got lots of hype and I really did enjoy it. Cake and shortbread with a minty quality not similar to most Springbanks I have had. The sweetness and the peaty background are well integrated and very balanced. This is very easy dringking. I could chug this bottle if I wasn't careful. A- but just barely......
N: Lots of spice, crushed mint, vegetal with underlying honey and sherry sweetness. P: Very peppery with lots of ripe and dried fruits on the palate. Yellow peaches , pears and apples. There's also a fair bit of spearmint and wax. F: The spice hangs on until the end and finishes with bitter greens and menthol.
There was something floral and perfumey that would sneak up from time to time. B+/A-