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Springbank 15yo

(46%, OB, 2010*)
Average Score: 80
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameSpringbank
Alcohol By Volume46%
Average Score80

Maniac Ratings
Serge Valentin81
Robert Karlsson88
Konstantin Grigoriadis80
Ho-cheng Yao79
Krishna Nukala79
Luca Chichizola74
Rich Howard83
Tim Puett78
David Wankel81

Tasting Notes
Robert KarlssonA rather sourly peaty nose initially. Quite peppery indeed. Then some quite excellent vanilla. A wee bit chemical, probably a strong one this. A difficult one. But I decided to like it :).
Rich Howardstarts on dry malt, then to orange citrus, and finally to a full citrus fruit punch, in just seconds, and then just stays there with all that tasty fruit, and after a few minutes just a hint of dessert crust beneath it all, and warming into maybe just a touch of honey. the palate doesn't disappoint, with all those yellow and orange fruits, nicely sweet but also pushing towards the tangy, maybe even the tart on the finish. water creates a wash of tangy orchard fruits on the nose, and the palate is nicely sweet now, a little more diffuse but must of the tartness is gone from the finish. good both ways, i think i like this one with just a drop, but no more than that, as it unravels soon after... [tasted blind for the 2010 Awards]