Springbank 10 (100 Proof)
Added on Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 11:26 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 10 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 50.00 % Region: Cambeltown
  Price: $70 Availability: Wide
Member Ratings and Notes
N: Spirity and thin, a little smoke, soy sauce, a hint of that Springbank complexity but not enough, some cakey sweet notes.
P: Tasty orange rubber, woody, but again thin, ya gotta search for it, trace of phenols and gunpowder.
F: Smoke emerges fully in the finish.
Signs of greatness here, but just not enough flavor.  Too young and hot (never thought I'd say that!).  
Nose is tangerine and peat. Palate is creamy, salty, dried fruits, big red gum.  Finish is more big red.  Little short and salty.  But a good value Springbank.  I think the higher alcohol is worth $5 more than the normal 10 year -- interestingly this is aged in exclusively bourbon barrels. The flavors are more intense than the normal 10 year.  Perhaps a B+ whisky, especially for the value. 
For me, all that is Springbank 10 year but more concentrated and bull-bodied.  I love the warm cream and chocolatey goodness with the light peaty smoke.  Long finish that warms for days.  ahhhhh. 
Port-like in taste, yet somehow still delicate.
Very sherry, very smooth, very rich. 
And yet, still simply a "B". 
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