Springbank Local Barley 16yo (2016)
Added on Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016 at 11:02 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 16 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1999 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 54.30 % Region: Campbeltown
  Price: $180 Availability: Specialty Stores
9000 bottles.
Member Ratings and Notes
Adam
 
Well, it's nice. Present but muted peat behind a grassy and lightly fruity-floral palate. It drinks lighter than 54%, but I wish there were more going on. I’ve had plenty of Springbanks which were highly memorable (most for the right reasons), and plenty that weren’t — this one falls into the “mostly forgettable” category, though not because anything’s wrong with it. It just needs more right with it. 
Ries
 
n: cereal in buttermilk, light lemon rind, and vanilla cream. Snuffed matchstick, dried heather flowers, barn/earthy. Saltwater taffy.
 
t: surprisingly sweet; lemon custard and torched merengue with grey seasalt. Middle has smoke and ash - apricot jam and dry leather on the tongue. Lemon custard donut with white sugar glaze rescued from a barn fire (light earthy peat). Long finish of root beer and candied ginger, with more of that prickly BBQ citrus smoke.  [B/B+]
 
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