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Springbank - 29th November - 7pm (GMT)


Re: Springbank - 29th November - 7pm (GMT)

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:19 am

Vintage 1997 edition 1
I love this smell, malty but not too sweet. Peat and dirt combined with some sherry dryness.

G'night Willie.
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Re: Springbank - 29th November - 7pm (GMT)

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:28 am

Just poured some Springbank 10yo OB.

N: Salt, sugar cookie and coconut.
P: Salt, cocunut, macadamia nut and a nice oilyness.
F: the sugar cookie comes back with some saltiness.

This is the only Springbank I own but I will pour some more later after I eat to see if it changes.

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Re: Springbank - 29th November - 7pm (GMT)

Postby Ryguy » Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:45 am

Great notes everyone, I'll be tasting and getting my notes in tomorrow, as I'm just getting home after a long day.

You all make the 21 sound oh so good!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Springbank - 29th November - 7pm (GMT)

Postby Gilles Deleuze » Sun Nov 30, 2008 3:39 am

I'm really enjoying reading these notes, everyone! Unfortunately I'm 3000 miles away from my Springbank and Longrow bottles right now... Any chance someone feels like doing a formal tasting of the Binny's single cask Springbank? I'd love to get some but would like to see what others think of it first... :D
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Re: Springbank - 29th November - 7pm (GMT)

Postby Matt2 » Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:26 pm

Interesting notes, never been interested much in Springbank but I guess I need to rethink that after reading some of the notes. Thats 2 from these tastings now. :thumbsup:

Great notes by Collector57 and Willie JJ (and everyone else), hope you had a good night and a bit of shame more people didn't want to join you.

You don't smell bad or have any nasty habits ? :wink: :wink:


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Re: Springbank - 29th November - 7pm (GMT)

Postby jmrl » Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:24 pm

Unhappy not able to join in but was doing a tasting so not all bad.

got the Hazelburn 9yo Cadenheads (from 4 small casks) Its a grower. not tried too many H.burn but this has lots going on. Typical SB complexity.

Willt thta 15yo. Was it the half mini I had? It was bottled in 1994.

All this 21yo talk makes me mant to put a bottle into a tasting.....

All my 21yo experience has been the tall round bottlings but I often hear reference to the dumpy bottles as many people's insiration. Never tried one myself. Any thoughts?
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Re: Springbank - 29th November - 7pm (GMT)

Postby Ryguy » Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:32 am

Gilles Deleuze wrote:I'm really enjoying reading these notes, everyone! Unfortunately I'm 3000 miles away from my Springbank and Longrow bottles right now... Any chance someone feels like doing a formal tasting of the Binny's single cask Springbank? I'd love to get some but would like to see what others think of it first... :D


The Binny's Springer is very nice, definitely a worthy dram. I'll be sure to take some time with it, and do up a nice note. I'll be getting to these in the next day or so.
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Re: Springbank - 29th November - 7pm (GMT)

Postby Wave » Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:26 am

Matt Page wrote:a bit of shame more people didn't want to join you.

I'm right in the middle of a 7-day midnight shift. I'll post my lone Springbank (12yo Bourbon Wood Expression) notes Wednesday or Thursday night (my weekend :wink: )

Cheers!
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Re: Springbank - 29th November - 7pm (GMT)

Postby Ganga » Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:31 am

Wonderful notes and interesting drams all around folks. The old 90s 21 yo Springbank fits in at #3 for me from this gem of a distillery. #1 is a 35 yo IB and #2 is the 90s stubby 30 yo (red label). The 21 yo LE is just a little thinner than the 90s bottling. Hopefully, we will see Springbank come back with something like the 21 in the future.
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Re: Springbank - 29th November - 7pm (GMT)

Postby Ryguy » Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:21 am

Tasting some Springbank tonight, so I'll add in my notes. Better late than never I suppose.

Springbank 10yo OB 46%

Glass: SMWS glass

Nose: Honey, some oranges, a hint of salt

Palate: Nice oily feel to this, it's salty, hints of oranges and spice, and some honey

Finish: Finish is long and sweet with some wood, a bit dry

Comment: Very nice dram here, I clearly need to be stocking more of this. Thanks to UUNetBill for this sample!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Springbank - 29th November - 7pm (GMT)

Postby Ryguy » Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:33 am

Springbank 10yo 1997 Batch #1

Glass: SMWS glass

Nose: Floral notes, some salt and hints of smoked meat

Palate: Very full bodied and complex, this has alot going on. It starts sweet and floral, then becomes meaty, with some salt.

Finish: Very long and warming finish, changing all the time, floral notes coming back towards the very end.

Comment: This is great stuff! Thanks again to Jobi for this sample!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Springbank - 29th November - 7pm (GMT)

Postby mikeymad » Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:49 am

Springbank 28yo 1974 ( 46%, Original Bottling, Private Bottling cask 2283 12.3.74-6.7.03 114/330 )

It does not say.. but it must be from a bourbon cask... nice light gold/yellow color in the glass

It has a lot of wood influence right off the bat... furniture polish over a lot of oak on the nose.

The first sample comes over with a lot of spice blended with some light fruits. Very nice palate.

It finishes very nice with a medium spice that lingers.
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Re: Springbank - 29th November - 7pm (GMT)

Postby Ryguy » Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:49 am

Springbank 10yo 1997 Batch #2

Glass: SMWS glass

Nose: More of a sherry influence than the previous, some vanilla, brown sugar and a bit of saltiness.

Palate: Smooth, oily and sweet with some stewed fruits, also a tad salty.

Finish: Long and very nice, a mix of burnt sugars and fruits.

Comment: This is much much better than I remember it from the last time (which was a freshly opened bottle). Very good stuff! Many thanks to Nick (C57) for this sample!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Springbank - 29th November - 7pm (GMT)

Postby Gilles Deleuze » Fri Dec 05, 2008 5:00 am

Glad to see you like the Batch #2, Ryan! :D I remember you writing that it was only so-so when you tried the freshly opened bottle. I went out and bought this as soon as I had a taste!

Just goes to show you what a little oxidation can do! :thumbsup:
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Re: Springbank - 29th November - 7pm (GMT)

Postby Ryguy » Fri Dec 05, 2008 5:04 am

Springbank Binny's Single Cask 1997 10yo

Glass: SMWS glass

Nose: The nose isn't as bright as the 2 previous, lightly sherried some vanilla and definite oak.

Palate: Very smooth and sweet, not floral like the 2 previous, some vanilla and toffee and a nice mix of spices.

Finish: Really long and pleasantly sweet, and it leaves a nice spicey finish to it.

Nice dram!! :D :D
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Re: Springbank - 29th November - 7pm (GMT)

Postby Ganga » Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:28 am

The funny thing is that I was rummaging through samples tonight and found a sample from Ryan. So, the Binny's Springer.

Nose: vanilla, with some waxiness, light dried herbs, some wood notes
Palate: caramel and nougat, lightly spiced, oakiness
Finish: medium, spicey
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Re: Springbank - 29th November - 7pm (GMT)

Postby TreacleSponge » Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:22 pm

Well I'm surrounded by Springbanks now (thanks C57). I wonder if I should post here or if it's outrageously late to tag on to this tasting...
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Re: Springbank - 29th November - 7pm (GMT)

Postby TreacleSponge » Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:28 pm

Well, no-one's objected yet so I'll kick off with the 15yo :)

Springbank 15yo

Springbank
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Malty, zesty fruit, a little raisin, tippex thinners.
A tiny bit soapy. Or is that milk from a coconut? Salty. Filmy. Slightly peppery. Almost like the aftertaste when you've just had some poppadums. Sweetens up and loses the saltiness when it's been in the glass a while, and touches on marzipan.
Sherried and dry oak, combines brilliantly.
There's something quite Indian about this, with a gulab jamon kind of taste (carnation milk buttery cardamon dough balls covered in sugar syrup/maple syrup) as well as that salty poppadum thing going on. Lovely combinations of flavours.
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Re: Springbank - 29th November - 7pm (GMT)

Postby TreacleSponge » Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:39 pm

What a great start :D On to this one now:

SMWS 27.44 Springbank

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1989 10yo
Fresher and flowery, but the tippex thinners is stronger now like acetone. Honey, malt, mixed peel. With water it's like soft perfumed lemon (lemon washing up liquid). White grapes. Marshmallows and chocolate. Water also releases Green.
Lighter palate than the nose and finish. Fruity and then ooeee, hot! Ginger and lemon.
Orange and lots of fresh ginger.
I preferred the 15yo; I just couldn't find as many interesting layers in this one.
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Re: Springbank - 29th November - 7pm (GMT)

Postby TreacleSponge » Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:01 pm

Springbank 1997 Batch 2

Springbank
1997 Batch 2
This is different - nothing like as sweet as the others. Celery salt, habanero chilli, pepper. Dry hay. Very salty with a whiff of seashells. Water sweetens it up.
Seashells, honey, then if left in the mouth long enough it reveals tinned fruit salad.
Quite powerful and sweet and smokey
More smoke than the others.
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Re: Springbank - 29th November - 7pm (GMT)

Postby TreacleSponge » Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:19 pm

Last one...

Springbank 21yo

Springbank
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Mmm, rich. Oranges. Chocolate fudge cake. Dusty leather. Warm and soft and enveloping.
Oak and fruit then a welcoming mug of creamy hot chocolate on a cold afternoon. No, it's later now and there's an almost-empty teapot and dusty old books. Fabulous.
Marmalade then oaky and leathery, more so with water.
This is such a good quality dram. It's like owning a Prada bag after only having had fakes; there's something softer, fuller, richer and more substantial and you know you're going to love it for a long time.
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Big thanks to C57 for this sample, it's sooo good :D
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Re: Springbank - 29th November - 7pm (GMT)

Postby TreacleSponge » Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:21 pm

Well that's my lot. And it was fun :D
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Re: Springbank - 29th November - 7pm (GMT)

Postby Ganga » Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:07 am

Nice notes TS. That 21 is something spectacular. Every time I get to try the 21, 25, 30 yo it gives me hope that down the road Springbank will return to this level.
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Re: Springbank - 29th November - 7pm (GMT)

Postby Ryguy » Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:58 am

Thanks for adding the notes TS! It's never too late, plus it's really nice having several notes from lots of different people in one place. Thanks for taking the time to add them in! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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