Palate: Not watery - but rather light with its 43%. The taste is quite spicy and of medium sweetness. Grassy and fruity elements complement each other. Creamy. Vanilla sugar, a little caramel. In addition, spicy aromas from three decades of oak storage and influences of cayenne pepper.
Finish / Conclusion: medium-long aftertaste, light blossom honey gives way to fine, floral and grassy notes and restrained bitter almond. Nutshells. The oak spice is now more evident than on the palate. I cannot taste weaknesses in the sense of real bad notes.
All in all a well-balanced, very successful Bourbon Springbank from a bygone era.
PS: Further tastings have shown that this malt, with its many years of maturity and many years in the bottle after uncorking, still benefited significantly from oxidation. The profile gained more sweetness and became more harmonious, so that I was able to adjust the rating from 89 to 91 points now.
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