This is from a Port cask and looks amazing at first sight! At first in the smell, I get some notes as if it were from a red wine cask. Give it a couple of minutes and it starts to open up. Ripe red berries, marzipan sweetness and just a touch of black currants. So far, I wouldn’t have guessed it to be a Springbank.
The classic Springbank touch comes forward in the taste. Some dark berries and just hints of ashes. Plums and some wood as well. Not overpowering wood, but very prominent (comes even more forward with some water). The finish is long and heavily fruity. Some smoke appears as well.