Next up, an old ‘Jewel’ from the Old Man’s treasury.
N: With a luring murky sweetness overall, we’ve any number of waxy dusty garage notes and condensed fruits. I have less time than this one deserves but can’t wait to try it.
T: A sublimely concentrated fruit hit, sweet, soft, condensed and oaky with a herbal/spearmint chewing gum note [only hinting at medicinal].
F: Surprisingly big on vanilla [though nothing like today’s bourbon monsters], before Springbank’s signatory ashiness and sugar barley finish. It lifts off thereafter.
C: A classic Springbank. Not dissimilar to contemporary releases but those years have been very kind. A jewel indeed!