Despite the young age and a possible refill-maturation, is this whisky well balanced. It has the same character from nose to finish, and it's pleasant to nose and drink. It's not the most complex dram, but good for an evening of fun. What strikes me, is that I didn't detect any peat in this whisky.
All in all, a surprisingly different Springbank!
The first impression is that this dram tastes surprisingly young, and a little spirity. Yet, it is full of fresh summer fruit, of which pear is most prominent. Further, it has a rather grassy nose. This, and the colour, make me think this was matured in a refill cask. After a while, the fruit is accompanied by lemon sherbet. Further, vanilla and biscuit emerge. If you breathe in more deeply, you'll notice some sea spray, and waxy barley.
To conclude: this is a nice nose, but no trace of peat and dirt.
Fresh and fruity, with plenty of sweet associated notes, some herbs, and quite some cream. Melon, pear, lemon sherbet, honeyed cereals with vanilla yogurt. Then: grass, mint, but also some pepper (not disturbing however).
The fruitiness changes to a bitter variant, with lemon juice and lemon zest. Next to that, this dram is remarkably herbal and full of pepper. Cut grass, hay, vanilla, and again pepper.