Springbank 13 Single Malts of Scotland
Added on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 05:51 PM
  Bottler: Specialty Drinks Ltd.
  Age: 13 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1993 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 58.70 % Region: Campbeltown
  Price: $82 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Distilled 26/11/1993  Bottled 16/03/2007 (UK dating)
Refill sherry cask
563 Bottles
Member Ratings and Notes
N: This is just one of those where the nose ruins it for me.  It smells like dirty feet and toe jam.  Somthing Rotten This Way Comes.
P:  Interesting weird organic taste, but cant get past the nose.
F:  Finish..yes, I wish I was finished. 
Plum candy.  This was a strange sherry cask.  13 years in a sherry cask and it's only straw colored.  Makes you wonder.  Finishes respectably, although there is no real deviation. 
Nose is slightly smokey with solvent notes and slight traces of gasoline.  The palate is difficult to place... it's medium-bodied, with mainly that spice-and-solvent thing still going on, with almost no sweetness.  The finish is medium-length and drying, with the above and pepper.  A somewhat interesting whisky in the not-that-tasty category.  The near lack of any sweet aspect -- without any other loveable qualities -- turns me away after a short time with the glass. 
Crazy-sweet nose, then some earth comes - not really peat, more like dirt. One of the more unique noses I've experienced. Peat on the palate. Then some sherry. Really bizzare. If this somehow came together it would be fascinating. Instead, it's just strange and not very enjoyable to drink. 
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