- Springbank Distillers Ltd. (SpD)
- Bottling serie
- Christmas 2011
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Blended Scotch Whisky
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 27 May 2013 5:39 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Campbeltown Loch Seasons Greetings SpD
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.25 points
- Quite an honest well-made blend with a soft coastal chararcter for a reasonable price.
Colour: pale gold
Whiffs of white fruit arise first. Banana, cidery apples, yeasty pear, a touch of mild vanilla, add lemon candies at the far end. It seems, there's a slightest hint of peat beneath all that as well - ever so soft. Castor sugar (after breathed enough).
Starts with a nice amount of fructose sweetness, it's quite juicy, succulent rather, medium bodied mouthfeel. Then fruity sweetness is replaced by briny/salty and tart/sour nuances at the sides of the mouth. And peat becomes more evident too, not too much though. Lemon skins, dry, astringent, slightly bitter, green walnut(?).
The aftertaste lacks for expression somewhat, although it is lengthy enough for your standard blended Scotch. Bitter-dry and citric notes subside. Pistachio-like, lemony and salty, zesty, again bitter-dry.
- Blind tasting. Not my cup of tea.
Fruity, leather, some mint, citrus, malty and some caramel.
Young, sharp, grains, spirity, pepper and some sulphur.
Sharp, bitter, oily and grains.
- The composition is
most likely very similar to the regular bottle, but still this one is a touch
more expensive. Marketing, I suppose? Same whisky, same score. Thanks, Pat!
Yep, the nose on this
Christmas bottling is exaclty the same as the standard version: apples and
apricots with some peat. Evolves with floral elements towards leather, hay and
Some sweet malt comes
first, before the fruit expresses itself. It is nicely oily on the palate.
Spicy and somewhat salty. Goes down very easily.
I get a touch of oak
on the short finish.
Caramel, peat, lemon, apple, vanilla, melon, mango and a sharp alcoholic whiff like schnapps.
Peat, vanilla, apple and caramel. Pretty sharp for its low ABV.
Peat, caramel, apple and vanilla.