Re: What's your latest bottle opened?
J&AM Springbank 12 yo CS 54.4% Claret Wood. Colour is almost amber; Nose has floral and honeyed notes; Definitely full bodies with legs like a young colt; The Palate echoes the honey notes in the nose, with an added spiciness; Finish is warming and spicy as well as long and lingering on the tongue.
According to the label, 9 yrs in a refill bourbon cask followed by 3 in fresh Claret casks. Reminds me of tales I've heard about Queen Victoria - who would have loved this. She used to mix whisky and Claret, thereby ruining two great drinks at once! Maybe she was on to something after all!