Springbank Claret Wood 70cl 54.4%ABV
Matured: 7yrs refill bourbon, 3yrs fresh claret, 2yrs re-charred casks
Nose: At first thick and rich syrup nose with notes of honey, fruits, figs and dates. Strong notes of fizzy cola bottles and winegums. A small hint of varnish towards the end.
Palate: A fantastically fruity and sweet dram. Despite a thick oily nose it is surprisingly light on the palate, caramel sweet but with a nice reminder of salt. It gives away notes of sweet apple tart.
Finish: A long fruity whisky that leaves you with a light, dry flavour of chilli peppers on your lips.
- SUMMARY - Review by whisky apprentice - Newlyn, Cornwall
Nose - summer fruit jam, tree bark, damp earth.
Palate - stewed &ripe fruit ( red, purple ) on a damp forest floor, big, mouth coating.
Finish - long, slightly jammy.
One of my most regular buys of 2010 (Posted on 30/03/2011)