Springbank 2000, 13 Year Old, SMWS 27.106 “A boiler suit in ballet shoes”

A Springbank from what must be the most active refill bourbon cask in the history of history. And casks.


Springbank 2000, 13 Year Old, SMWS 27.106 “A boiler suit in ballet shoes”, 50%

Nose: Quince jam, peat smoke and a touch of ash, too, perhaps. Hint of something herbal in the background.

Palate: Luscious, thick and oily texture. Sweet red fruit and figs. A hint of cabbage-y sulphur too, actually, which I haven’t noticed on previous tastes to be honest. Salt and maybe a touch of aged balsamic.

Finish: Peat on the initial swallow, and this lingers through the sweet, thick and rather long finish as the salt becomes increasingly licorice-like.

Well, the label says refill bourbon so I guess it is, but it really is presenting a lot like an ex-sherry.
Anyway, nice “drinking” whisky. Not very complex, but it does have a lovely texture and mouthfeel.

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