jimidrammer wrote:The 12yo Rum Wood was a favorite Springbank of mine, although I only got the one bottle before it disappeared.
Sherried Malt wrote:jimidrammer wrote:The 12yo Rum Wood was a favorite Springbank of mine, although I only got the one bottle before it disappeared.
Jimi, there's a shop in the Netherlands that has it listed on their website for 100 euro. It was too pricey for my blood, so decided to pass, but if you're interested and shipments to AR are ok...
lawschooldrunk wrote:*sigh* the amount of bottles I've passed up in price and then two yrs later they skyrocketed. of course, I was saying woulda coulda shoulda
Bulkington wrote:"I was wrestling between the Rum Wood and the new 1997 Vintage bottling and since Brett at Binny's said they're going to be getting a special cask of the '97, I figured I'd focus on the former."
Binny's already has it in (it's on sale at their site), and closer to home, Park Ave. has it as well. I just bought a bottle last week but have yet to open it. They gave me a sample in the store but tasting scotch out of an institutional meds cup isn't the best of conditions for judging.
Given that the Binny's and Park Ave bottlings are single casks from the Vintage batch, I'd still try to get a bottle of the latter if I were you. Since the Vintage is a vatting, I would think there'd be more consideration than chance at play there. In fact, I'd get both: wouldn't it be interesting to compare?
Bulkington wrote:That has to be what he's saying: that both bottlings are from different casks, otherwise they wouldn't be single casks. The Park Ave. bottling is 117.4 abv. Binny's doesn't give abv at their site.
shulaw05 wrote:the 1997 vintange and 16 year rum wood are completely different. the rum wood is very mild and smooth, the rum is far from overwhelming, and there is little to no peat. the 1997 vintage is much stronger, much bolder. i added a couple ice cubes and it really smoothed it out, lot of vanilla, also a mild peat to it. if i had to choose, i'd go w/the 1997 vintage. i would almost compare the rum wood to auchentoshan, and 1997 vintage is a more classic tasting springbank.