Springbank Cask Strength 12 Year
Amazing my well balanced, smoky, salty, sweet whisky. Benefits from some added water to open up the flavor profile. Medium long finish. I will buy this again!
Creamy, salty, spicy, sweet. Nice subtle sherry influence. Well rounded and balanced. The finish is a lovely dark chocolate and nuts.
Complex and traditional - there's so much going on: smoke, peat, ever so slightly sherried, all the descriptions read below and more. What is remarkable is the layers don't clash, but kind of weave in and out. You will pour a second glass to try and catch what's going on. Very good indeed - a tad expensive but you certainly get what you pay for, although the bottle won't last long!
When you get a good batch (for me, a darker vatting) this is top notch. 90 points