I just bought a bottle of this new OB expression:
http://www.springbankdistillers.com/spr ... .php?id=32
I tried it yesterday, and I was TRULY puzzled. I am not a big fan of Longrow 10 but I admit it's a good medium peaty dram (let's say I'd rate it an 8 ), but this 14 was truly different from what I remembered Longrow to taste.
It's incredibly soft: even my wife who usually coughs when drinking Scotch could taste it and say "smooth!". You can't almost feel the 46% alcohol.
The thing that puzzles me most is the incredible sherry dryness that pervades it: from nose to palate, to finish, it ALWAYS smells/tastes like dry Marsala. The peat is very weak and delicate. The finish is almost metallic.
Really, it always tastes of a stronger dry Marsala!!!!
Has anyone else tried it?
Do you find it sooooo different from the 10yo, too?