Springbank 1996 DL Platinum Old & Rare for K&L
Added on Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 10:29 PM
  Bottler: Hunter Laing
  Age: 18 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1996 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 56.70 % Region: Campbeltown
  Price: $300 Availability: Specialty Stores
Member Ratings and Notes
Andy
 

n:  Skin of a dark red apple

 

p: Hot.  Water advised.Mouthfeel is thick oil.  Begins with Christmas spice plum candy (yay), then the sherry goes a little stale toward the finish (boo).  The vapors make for an intense whisky experience.

 

Fuji
 
Charred raisin and prune.  Caramelized fruit, incense, and mahogany.   Cigar smoke and dark berry fruit pie.   Sadly there is a bit of funk on the finish. B/B-
Adam
 

Moderate sherry nose, golden raisins. Palate is sweet and tart with light smoke, approaching cloyingly sweet. Notes of apricots, marmalade, strawberry jam. Finishes with more lingering sweetness, honey, jelly, and mild smoke.

 

Pretty good stuff. Like many Springbanks (more so than other malts), this one improves as the bottle's been open a while. 

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