Springbank/Longrow/Hazelburn

Springbank CV

February 11, 2010

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. – Score: 74/100

Hazelburn CV

February 10, 2010

A wonderful fresh whisky with a lot of complexity. – Score: 86/100

Springbank 2001/2009 Small Casks

January 18, 2010

This is Springbank’s interpretation of the Quarter Cask, and it’s a successful experiment. My favourite Springbank so far (although I haven’t had too many yet). It is surprisingly peaty with both a youthful punch and a mature complexity. – Score: 89/100

Hazelburn 8 yo from 2007

January 15, 2010

Nice and fresh with strong citrus note. Not bad, but I definitely prefer the 12yo. – Score: 80/100

Hazelburn 12 yo 2009

December 8, 2009

Very full flavoured and complex, very dry but not really bitter. I like it very much. – Score: 88/100

Springbank 1995/2008 Murray McDavid

August 4, 2009

The nose is exceptionally good, the palate is slightly wearker. But still a great whisky, well-balanced and complex – Score: 88/100

Springbank 15 yo

August 4, 2009
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Complex with a strong wood influence, A bit too spicy for my taste. – Score: 79/100