Springbank 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml) - 2010 bottling
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Springbank 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml) - 2010 bottling

Campbeltown, SCOTLAND
$1499. 00
$17988.00 Dozen
ABV: 46%

Note: Product has some light creasing/scuffing/scratches/handling marks.

Going back in time with a collectable Springa' 18 released in 2010. Whiskyfun's tasting notes below refer to the second edition 2010 (+/-) so they're indicative only, plus we can't be sure which bottling this actually is - the first or the second. Or if there was even a third? 46% Alc./Vol.

Other reviews... This is the new batch, labelled as part of the core range while the first edition had a specific ‘laurelled’ label. Colour: gold. Nose: ah. This one is a little less expressive than the 10, I must say, and probably a little less expressive than the first edition of the new 18 as well. Grains and pine resin, ashes, coal, farmyard, ham, liquorice, fresh walnuts, then more herbs, parsley and hints of wet newspaper. I just nosed the 1st edition again, it’s indeed a tad ampler than #2. Mouth: more convincing than on the nose, fat, peppery and orangey, but maybe a tad less ‘clean and straightforward’ than both #1 and the new 10 yet again. More cask influence, more orange notes, orange liqueur, cloves and liquorice. Finish: long, maybe a tad bitterer now. Traces of bubblegum, tiny-wee dirtiness that make it actually quite complex. Comments: truly excellent but maybe a little less excellent than Edition 1 in my book. Suffers a bit from the comparison with the great new 10, maybe I shouldn’t have tried that one just before.  88 points - whiskyfun.com