Review #708 | /r/Scotch Review #240 – Springbank 14yr Bourbonwood
The Schtick: “Released in September 2017, this is a 14 year old single malt from the Springbank distillery in Campbeltown. It was aged in casks that previously held bourbon, which has imparted generous notes of general-vanilla-tastiness to the whisky. A release of 9,000 bottles…” – Master of Malt
ABV: 55.8% ABV
Age: 14 Years
Nose: Honey, dough, vanilla. Faint meatiness, floral apples, pears and toasted almonds.
Taste: Medium mouth feel, no real heat. Lots of allspice, honey, vanilla, caramel and faint fruitiness. Nice smoke presence, some oak and some pepper.
Finish: Long, rich sweetness blends really well with a growing smokiness. No real heat.
Overall: Really nice integration of base spirit, bourbon character and smoke.
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