The nose has a little of the Springbank coconut and very light sherry. The palate adds a little blueberry sweetness and very light smoke. This was very smooth and easy drinking. Reminds me a bit of Royal Lochnagar, which I would say is also easy drinking and good, but not great. Good introductory malt.
Nose is flowers in a greenhouse. Lovely. It almost set off my pollen allergies. Palate is medium and tastes something like unsweetened maple syrup (is that just tree sap?) Toss in a bit of hot pepper. It finishes respectfully.
This malt does everything better than average and has no real flaw. It's the Scottish All-American boy.
n: Heavy malt, prunes, and the cuperic nose that I love from Springbanks. Strong unique peat smoke and heavy on the dried fruits with a hint of vanilla.
t: Dark dried fruits, salted charred leather, and a hint of maritime. Vanilla caramels in the mid-palatte that returns to stewed fruit and a peat smoked sweetness. This is very rounded and refined; a delicious Springbank, but I prefer the SB15yr.