This 21 year old single malt comes from the Springbank distillery and it is a single cask strength version from the legendary Campbeltown distillery! It is part of the Authors’ Series with Oscar Wilde on the label. Bottle number one of a limited edition of only 204 bottles.
Cool whisky by cool distillery. These are quick notes based on a sample at local whisky fair at Turku (Turun Olut- ja Viskimessut) in 2019.
Dram Dealers counter at Beer and Whisky Festival in Turku
Single cask strength Springbank – what more do you need to say?
Keep in mind that these are quick notes. This collectible whisky is something you should definitely taste for a longer period. These notes are based on quick and small sampling.
As the features show, this is a rare grand whisky from a distillery that produces top quality whiskies. Needless to say, with more time and more dram on the glass, this rich whisky probably would’ve gotten a much bigger score.
Refill Ex-Sherry Hogshead cask
Non-chill filtered, no added colour
Nose: Rubber and deep sherry, with small hints of dampy peat on the back. Turns into leather and oranges.
Taste: Dark full toffee notes and peppers. Full and sweet. Leather and sherry. Nutty with sugar coated barley.
Finish: Complex earthy sherry notes with dark fruits, meat and butterscotch. Bitter aftertaste rises very late.
Balance: Steady and powerful. Lots of sherry but rich with fruits and toffee and earthy notes. Would have been fun to taste this beauty a lot longer.
Springbank 21YO Single Cask Scoring 91
Distillery: Springbank Region: Campbeltown
Distilled 4/1997, matured in refill Sherry hogshead
Bottle no. 1/204, bottled 12/2018