Re: Springbank 18
In my opinion the 18 is simply a very good, enjoyable drink. I'm biased though as I do like Springbank...
My notes on the 18, fwiw:
Nose: Lots of sherry. Ground chocolate, toffee and dark treacle. Lightly briny, salty and herby. Maybe a light earthiness. Traces of mint (Kendal mint cake). Quite creamy and buttery. Hints of leather and wet dog? Hints of desiccated coconut.
Palate: Sherry again, but it's more winy than it was on the nose. Some leathery notes and dark chocolate. Brine and salt again, more so than on the nose.
Finish: Quite winy, with a little mint, orange and some treacle coming through after a few seconds. Quite flat.
A really good nose let down, I feel, by a slightly thin palate and short, flat finish, although both of these are still pretty good. Drinkable and very easy-going.