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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Springbank CV, 46 %

Nobody exactly knows what CV stands for. Some means it stands for Curriculum Vitae, others say Chairmans Vat. This is the second edition and it is a variety of different styles and ages from Springbank. It is 2,5 time distilled and as far as I know a mixture of bourbon, sherry and port casks.

It smells light peated, some musty oak comes to mind and at the end a mix of dried fruit from the sherry and a good port. The taste is peated at first but changes quickly to burned brown sugar and toasted oak before the finish lets you sit back with some peat again and a spicy touch.

There is a lot going on in this whisky. Pretty complex, but not in the best way. Not bad either though… I find the balance a bit of, and that is a shame because I think that this whisky have potential. I will rate this 86/100 (21/ 22/22/21).

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