I do not need water for this dram but it does not harm to put some!
Hay, pepper, sherry, ..
difficult to describe as it is not sweet quite dry but also not bitter. You realise it is Springbank as a lot of hay is in the nose. Unfortunately the sherry cask is only decent which is quite disappointing but suprises on the taste then :-)
The alcohol of 58,9% is carrying a lot of sweetness where I have plum pudding and cherries. Finally there is a lot of sherry influence to taste and the taste is exactly my style!
Medium long finish with a great mix of bitter- and sweetness. The bitterness is more dark chocolate than oak... After some seconds you get this typical Springbank taste of haystack and farm.