What a great dram! I wasn’t sure what to expect with some mediocre excitement in some reviews. It’s very similar to springbank 10. A little cleaner, with more salt, punchier, a little peatier (what a surprise!). Dare I say I like this more than my beloved Springbank 10? Pushing 91 to me, but let’s temper our excitement. A well made malt. I would seek out another. I like it better than the Longrow Rundlets (88)
A surprising whiff of peat (ash) to kick things off. Minerals toned down, some lime, liquid honey, peach and apricot. Fresh, clean, assertive.
Oily, viscous, even slightly waxy. It’s not far off from Springbank 10 to me. Perhaps a little punchier. Lychee, matcha, apricot, salt, vanilla, very soft minerals, a little licorice.
Great salty finish. Surprisingly long with peach, lychee, lime, green tea. It’s a salt rimmed margarita, with a little ash in the back. Really great finish.