This is batch number 10 from Springbanks Cask Strength series. Only 9.000 bottles were made. The batch is from 70 % sherry casks and 30 % bourbon casks. Dry sherry, fruity sweetness and a lot of alcohol on the nose. Don´t get to close with your nose at first, but don’t worry, you can easily smell it from a distance.
Lots and lots of tannins in the taste. You get oak and heavily dried fruits as well. The light peat appear in the finish with some marzipan sweetness.
This really gets better with a couple of drops of water. It is only 12 years old, but if you have the time, please give this whisky some time to breathe and open up. I will rate this 91/100 (22/22/22/23).