Springbank 18
Added on Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 09:59 PM
  Bottler: Springbank
  Age: 18 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 2008 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 46.00 % Region: Campbelltown
  Price: $75 Availability: Overseas Wide
Member Ratings and Notes
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.

I wish there was more going on in this, but I'll take what I can get.  A nice bottle for anyone to have, myself included, but where's the excitement? B/B+ 
hmmmm.....lighter and less expressive than the 10 year and most of the same flavors without the great caramel/warm whipped cream sensation I usually get from these.  A bit underwhelming I am afraid. 

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 with softer peat and more fruit forward. 


[B/B+, black label SB18; price $140]

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