Springbank 21 Year Old has become something of a legend among whisky lovers and with good reason. It's a spectacular dram that offers unbelievable complexity.
Nose: There is a lot going on here; heather, plums and peach, quite dry but with hints of honey. There's a slight waxy note too with a little bit of leather.
Palate: Very soft, with caramelised fruit and raisins and cassis. The spices include cinnamon and vanilla and there's some oaky dryness to balance the honey. A subtle wood smoke and a hint of the sea.
Finish: Very long with hints of aniseed and raisin sweetness.
Overall: Wow. there's so much to take in... this is a whisky worth spending serious time with.