Springbank 19 yo Cask 129 and 482 Master of Malt

by Oliver Klimek on February 20, 2013

A head to head comparison

springbank-19-year-old-cask-129-single-cask-master-of-malt-whiskyCask 129 – Hogshead – 57.8%

My Tasting Notes:

Colour: Dark amber
Nose: Banana, orange, vanilla, toffee, almonds, nutmeg and hints of bees wax, some creamy cheese notes developing later on.
Palate: Mild peat, orange marmalade, honey, allspice, nutmeg and hints of pepper.
Finish: Medium long, fruity and slightly spicy.
Overall: Quite a creamy dram with nice fruit and spice notes, the finish fades away a bit quickly, though.

Rating: 84/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$

Buy Cask 129 at Master of Malt

springbank-19-year-old-cask-482-single-cask-master-of-malt-whiskyCask 428 – Hogshead – 55.2%

My Tasting Notes:

Colour: Gold
Nose: Vanilla, lemon zest, honey, very light smoke, candied ginger and that typical Springbank ‘brine’.
Palate: Mild peat, grapefruit, lemon zest, honey, liqurice nutmeg and a dash of sea water.
Finish: Very long, briny and slightly fruity.
Overall: This is more what you would expect from a Springbank in character. The trademark nose is backed up by a rich palate and a strong finish.

Rating: 88/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$

Buy Cask 482 at Master of Malt

Review samples provided by Master of Malt


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Miguel February 20, 2013 at 7:59 pm

For me it was a madness to choose one over the other. So different but so good. I prefered the 482 but for a quite small margin.


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