Springbank 18 years old, September 2019, 46% A⊕
Nose - Off dry, dusty with balsa wood, sweet slightly medicinal talc, some kind of other bathroom note, maybe teenager's deodorant. An ethereal, slightly petrolly fruit.
Body - Soft tannins, felt, clove and black cardamom. Subtle, hot and slightly burnt spices.
Finish - More cloves, quite long with more burnt wood and wine.
A soft, complex and quite spicy old SB, full of old lacquered wood and Campbeltown but quite a challenging and singular expression given its strength, it's multi-cask and core range. It is, of course, extremely delicious, with remarkable, dirty fruit.