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- Official bottling from Springbank Distillery (Campbeltown)
- 10-year-old single malt Scotch whisky
- Alcohol: 46% ABV
A chili preserved in vinegar
Tasting notesColour: Copper
Nose: Soft and sweet peat smoke are balanced by citrus and vanilla. Adding water is like opening a spice drawer and there's a leftover of dried sausage hidden in it somewhere. Among the spices are nutmeg, clove and some cinnamon.
Taste: Spices are everywhere! Pepper shakes you awake. I'm thinking of a chilli preserved in vinegar. With water, it gets a bit sweeter. Vanilla and raisins. In the end, there's a little bit of sea salt on the tongue. Three primary tastes in one dram: sweet, tangy and salty.
Finish: Pepper and salt are struggling for attention. And the third dog? The sweetness of raisins.
Conclusion: Quite a little character with a rich tradition. Fruity sweetness, a little bit of salt, deliciously hot and pleasantly smoky. Quite complex for a ten-year-old.