This release from Campbeltown's Springbank distillery is a cask strength edition of the much loved 12-year-old. Matured in a combination of sherry and bourbon casks at a ration of 70:30, this 2018 limited release is bottled at a natural strength of 56.3% abv.
The nose is sweet with glazed cherries and coconut, alongside marzipan, treacle, honeycomb and cloves. The palate brings a spicier note with black pepper and cinnamon, as well as smooth dark chocolate, liquorice, vanilla and a touch of smoke. The finish is characteristic of Springbank with sea salt, almonds and caramelised sugar.