Springbank 21 (circa 1999)
Added on Thursday, Jul 24, 2008 at 08:56 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 21 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 46.00 % Region: Campbeltown
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Circa 1999.
Member Ratings and Notes
N: Rich wood, blood oranges, lots of depth.
P: More blood oranges, hugely flavored, chocolate sherry.
F: Freekin Long.   Black liquorice.
Really interesting!  Quite bourbony, with minty, shiso-leaf aspects and a backbone of concentrated ale.  There's spice, fruit, sherry, and a whole lot of goodness that I can't quite describe.  In the finish, anise emerges and lasts a long time.  This is in that category of unique-must-try.  Packs a ton of flavor, and only 46%!
Simple nose, strongly floral but not distinct.  Flavor is  a bitter wood and the little candy orange wedges with sugar on top.  A delicious bitter wood.  Hints of mint and lavender.
Nose is sweet with some citrus, then grilled sweet corn. Palate is big, citrus rinds, smoke. Finish is long and salty.  I heard GREAT things about it.  Perhaps my expectations were too high.  But it is very good. 
This got lots of hype and I really did enjoy it.  Cake and shortbread with a minty quality not similar to most Springbanks I have had.  The sweetness and the peaty background are well integrated and very balanced.  This is very easy dringking.  I could chug this bottle if I wasn't careful.  A- but just barely......

N: Lots of spice, crushed mint, vegetal with underlying honey and sherry sweetness.
P: Very peppery with lots of ripe and dried fruits on the palate. Yellow peaches , pears and apples. There's also a fair bit of spearmint and wax.
F: The spice hangs on until the end and finishes with bitter greens and menthol.


There was something floral and perfumey that would sneak up from time to time. B+/A-


N: Nice delicate fruits: peach, pear, manderine orange, nectarine; Goo Gone

P: Big, thick mouth; fruit continues, tangy, milk chocolate

F: Lip smackingly long!


Pretty incredible. Love it on all points, even the mouth feel makes a big impression.  

I wish the tasting was blind though - I could have been influenced by preconceived notions. 


n: black tea, ume, tahitian vanilla bean pods.


t: delicious and fruity with an oak heart. This is tart and tannic but very nice and delicious. Some natural liquorice and dried orange. Well developed and cohesive with a balance between the smoke, malt, and oak. 

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