This one has a soapy note. I got it at auction so I can only assume the owner had a few and knew they were weird. Even with the soap, it's still pretty good. I'm being taken back in time to the old springbanks that I used to love, and which I still do love. The nose is weak but compelling just for nostalgia. I like the old higher ABV springers better. I used to have a ton of them. Gone now. The palate is not really worth writing up. It's just okay with the soap. The finish is nice. It's not like whisky today, that's the interesting part. There really is a difference. I think the barley was better back then. It's just more compelling and there is less peat than today, overall. I like the peat but this is pretty good. There's some leather and that old skool springer note of industrial lubricant (Vaseline aka paraffin). A bit like the local barley 16 except weaker and with less vanilla. I was living in Seattle during this era. I never saw these Springers in the bars, which was a shame. I had to buy them at specialty liquor stores. You couldn't really mail order back then very well, or I didn't know how. It's got that 70's style funk that other whiskies had earlier than this one. Even in the early 2000's, it tasted older, comparatively speaking. I think that's due to the barley that was sourced and the in house malting floor. Anyway, I don't like the soap but i'm still going to drink this bottle. I hope I don't end up farting bubbles, ha.