Fruitbomb! What a lovely silky and fruity nose this is! Really complex stuff! An explosion of flavors hits me. It needs a little airtime inside the glass for that by the way. Fresh apples, peach, banana, oranges what a fruitbasket it is! A little warmth of the palm of my hand adds mild and sophisticated spices like vanilla and licorice candy.
Very gentle upon arrival. Sweet, silky, fruity and with mild spices. Very well balanced and really accessible. Everything seems to be in harmony here. Excellent stuff. The palate offers more then enough flavors and complexity.
Springbank dominated finish in my opinion. Lovely flavors of juicy oak, some sawdust and again a big basket of fruits. Apples, pear, peach and ripe banana’s. What remains is some kind of mouth coating vanilla blanket.
The fun part here is that it’s really accessible for new whisky drinkers who want to experience an older whisky but at the same time it’s highly fit for the more experienced ones as well. It’s lovely stuff. If I remember it right, this bottling was overlooked and rather cheap in terms of prices. But if I knew then what I know now, I absolutely would have bought a box of it. I’ll look out for it but the current price in the market (€469 in januari ‘22) is ridiculous.