My Tasting Notes:
Nose: “Farmy” at the beginning, becoming more maritime and slightly fruity (orange) over time
Palate: Slightly peaty, a strange mix of caramel and chili, oranges
Finish: Rather long, spicy smoke
Overall: The nose takes a while to open up and actually becomes very pleasant, but the palate cannot quite live up to that. The spicyness is too dominant for my taste as it is not sufficiently counterbalanced by the other flavour components. There are notable similarities to the Hazelburn CV which I definitively prefer over the Springbank.
Score: 74/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$