This new bottling from Springbank has been matured in small casks 'Rundlets or Kilderkins' which holds 18 gallons. In the 17th and 18th century these size casks were sold directly to the local gentry from the distillery. Distilled in November 2001 and bottled in January 2012, this is a limited run of just 9000 bottled worldwide. Bottled at 49.4% vol.
Nose: Honey, vanilla, chocolate, nougat, and toffee in abundance followed by hints of wholesome freshly ground nutmeg.
Palate: Creamy and rich as expected from the nose, with notes of chocolate covered honey comb mixed with pistachio and crushed almonds. Rich and oily from its maturation in small casks, it gives an impression of being older than its ten years.
Finish: The ground nutmeg is still evident on the finish but the creaminess outstays the spices to a long smooth and sweet finish. With water this dram develops an even sweeter finish, fruity and sugar candy, it becomes even smoother.