Review #28 - Springbank 12 Cask Strength



Tuesday night as my wife was getting ready to leave for Mexico, I decided a dram was called for. Let's get on down to Campbeltown! Thanks to troyk890 for providing the taxi driver in the form of this sweet sample!

Nose: Smoke. Metallic funk and freshly extinguished matches. Musty Wildflowers. Caramel and butterscotch.

Palate: Smoke. Sour pears. Black pepper, ginger, tart cherries, sweet cereal grain. Underripe strawberries. Oil. Dry oak tannins.

Finish: Short - smoked nectarines, cinnamon fire, followed by sweet spice and earthy leather. Then a longer sweet honey oiliness.

Verdict: Nice bold flavors, but it lacked something to bring it all together. Definitely a great representation of Campbeltown, having had a few more from the few distilleries there. I enjoy this, but I enjoyed the Kilkerran more. I just wish the Kilkerran were Cask Strength.

Would I buy this: Maybe. Depends on the price. It would definitely make the list of possibilities, though.

Would I order this in a bar: Absolutely. Tasty stuff.

Would I drink this if someone gave me a glass: Yes, please and thank you!

Rating: ★★★

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