Springbank 21 Year Single Malt Scotch
A limited annual release, Springbank 21 is a rare treat that is never quite the same, always altering the cask makeup for each release. For the 2021 bottling, that means 35% ex-sherry casks, 35% ex-port casks, and 30% ex-bourbon casks.
On the nose, a familiar coastal influence introduces the malt, with notes of orange rind establishing a strong citrus influence. Notes of salted caramel, honey and fudge add a sweet touch to the nose. There is a creamy, velvety mouthfeel with initial flavours of vanilla and smooth cappuccino, opening up to mahogany wood and maple bacon. The sweetness from the nose follows through in hints of Demerara sugar and caramelised cooking apples. A long finish, buttery and creamy with hints of dark chocolate and cocoa powder. Bottled at 46% abv.