Nose: Slightly acidic and pungent, tree sap and grapefruit stand out to me. In addition unripe banana and some coconut milk, I can also find vanilla fudge and ginger. I now smell lemongrass and significantly more banana, banana milk fits quite well.
Palate: Sweet, intense and slightly spicy. Bananas, oranges and grapefruit, some canned pineapple and pepper. I also taste freshly grated ginger, sea salt and a good portion of bitter almond oil, and there is also some marzipan.
Finish: Long, spicy and lots of pepper. Plus black tea and malt beer.
Conclusion: An attempt at aging in a rum barrel, but nothing more. Although the Springbank has its charms, it cannot quite pick me up. 80/100 points (2022)