Springbank 12 James MacArthur (1990's)
Added on Sunday, Oct 5, 2008 at 01:16 PM
  Bottler: James MacArthur
  Age: 12 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 59.80 % Region: Campbeltown
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Cask 226
Member Ratings and Notes
N: Cinnamon, quite spicy, oranges, pepper.
P: Well that's a hell of a lot of flavor!   But is it good flavor?  Very mouthcoating, big and bold, but the sherry seems a bit odd, theres something like beef bullion in there.   Adding water takes away some complexity but makes it a bit more drinkable.
F: Very peppery.
This is quite good, but there's some conflicting notes in here. 
Spicy nose.  Having a difficult time describing the palate.  There's a whirlwind of interesting spices, sherry, wood, toffee, and currants.  Rather bitter.  In the finish, what was good becomes less so here.  Damn it!  Water opens this way up, and bubblegum emerges massively, particularly in the nose.  As good as individual aspects here are, the whole just doesn't add up and I'm not really desiring more.  This does improve noticeably when you give it time to open up, and if I had a full bottle to drink over time I might enjoy it more. 
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