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Springbank 21 year old single cask Authors’ Series

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.

Springbank 21 Year Old Single Cask Whisky - Authors Series with Oscar Wilde

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.

Matured in:
Refill Ex-Sherry Hogshead cask
Colour: Dark amber
ABV: 52.9%
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

Distillery: Springbank Region: Campbeltown
Refill Hogshead ex-sherry single cask matured Spingbank

Distilled 4/1997, matured in refill Sherry hogshead

Single cask Springbank bottled December 2018

Bottle no. 1/204, bottled 12/2018

Johannes Lindblom
Johannes Lindblom
Finnish whisky enthusiast and the author of WhiskyRant! A digital marketing professional by day – a whisky reviewer and informer by night.

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