Tasting notes: Springbank Local Barley 10 year old

Springbank Local Barley 10

The new Springbank Local Barley 10 has just been released and I am very curious about this one since I really liked the other ones! This is already the 3rd edition and is just as popular as the other two. So I assume that this version will also sell out very quickly.

The whiskies from this series are all made from local barley (what’s in a name). And for this edition they used Belgravia barley (from the West Backs farm), which is now one of the most popular types of barley.

This Springbank has matured in 70% bourbon casks and 30% Sherry casks and is bottled at 57,3 % ABV. Limited to 9000 bottles.

Springbank Local Barley 10 tasting notes:

Nose: This is sweet stuff! Traditional Dutch butter candy, yup look that up if you don’t know these candies. This dissapears rather quickly, followed by a bit of peat and citrus. A hint of vanilla. In the background some minerals and dieseloil. Cereals can be find here too.

Taste: Quite nice. The Dutch butter candies are here as well. Vanilla, a hint of liquorice. A bit oily too. Some peat and brine. A layer of honey. That is followed by a little bit of cookie dough.

Finish: Mid-long and drying. Quite salty too, some pepper and cinnamon. And a layer of sweetness from honey.

Quite surprising, since the first sip was actually a little disappointing, but luckily this changed pretty quickly. It got a lot better after that. 🙂 It tastes quite young, but still good. Although I think the 11 year old and the 16 year old are both better.

Thanks for the sample Dennis!

Picture: Whiskybase


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