Springbank 1950-1978/1996 Solera Thompson Bros 54.7%
This bottle is vatting from Springbank Vintage 1950-1978 into a firkin. Springbank 1950 is filled first from the Eaglesome of Campbeltown. Then topped up different Springbank bottles from vintage 1958-1978.
That is not common nowadays as there are only a few bottles from Thompson Bros. So they normally serve it in Dornoch Castle Bar. Very impressive to see this " Special Vatting". Not only Springbank, I tried Glenlivet Solera before and it was impressive for its sherry influence and complexity.
Nose: Roasted nuts, leather, bonfire , sherry fruitiness like cognac
Mouth: Mineral, smoky, tobacco, roasted nuts, sherry fruitiness like cognac, coffee, earthy, bonfire, Peat at the end
Not drink much Springbank but the sherry cask influence is really brilliant. I was struggling that is cognac cask or sherry cask for a while as the taste of fruitiness is a bit smilar to cognac.