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Springbank 10yo 100proof (57%, bottled in 2004)
Color: Golden. Fresh Maltiness, At the first impression, very sweet and maltiness. Orangy like malt. Young, robust, stong. Front toung. Very young. not even feel like 10yo, even younger. Sneaky, stange, should not have caremel. but really very similar. Adding water feel more orange, sneaky as usual. Score. 80.
Spingbank 12yo Bourbon Wood 1991/2004 (58.5%, OB, 1796b. Hogshead/Barrel)
This is a very stange wood expression. My friends asked me, what is Bourbon finish? Hogshead/Barrel speaks all. But what if Barrel/Barrel????? I can only say this is something to cheat you. Rum and Port means something, Sherry and Bourbon not really. But to tell the truth, I still bought two bottles. Only because I am not really satisfied by recently OB bottles. I think wood expressions should performs better. As expected, about the same alc.% as the 100 proof, this one is much better. Clear nosing but layer comes out. a little bit Hather, stange. Smooth, oil, young, but a very nice signature Springbank. Score: 86.