Springbank's latest edition in their cask finishing is Calvados wood. Having spent 6 years in a refill bourbon cask in then spends a further 6 years in a cask which previous held the apple brandy, Calvados. A limited edition with only 9420 bottles worldwide and bottled at cask strength 52.7% vol.
Producer Tasting notes
:Colour: Golden syrup. Nose: The influence of the Calvados casks is immediately apparent, with notes of green apples, citrus fruits and sweet toffee showing themselves in the beginning. Vanilla essence, pears and some gentle spice come later. Palate: A very lively dram at cask strength. Black pepper and rhubarb give way to demerara sugar, green grapes, a touch of cinnamon and a little bit of home-made fudge. This is an oily whisky for sure. Finish: Orange marmalade, gooseberries and a pleasant, dry peatiness leave a lasting impression.