(FRESHLY OPEN): Quite tasty, but rather barrel-heavy. The typical Springbank Funk is not in the foreground, but can be felt in the nose and even more clearly on the palate. Strong start, then beautiful complex and changing aromas. Still a bit sherry-heavy, but Springbank distillate can't be ousted. Tart, sweet, dry, spicy, mineral, nutty, everything is included. I like it very much again after the great 2021 batches.
(EDIT): 6 weeks later with lots of air in the bottle there is a lot more springbank present. The cask is still strong and 2 dominant flavor conglemerates fight for supremacy. Nobody wins, it remains a great balance. I'm inclined to add another point. Who would have thought, Springbank and I haven't exactly been in love with each other until now