75cl x 46% Volume
Campbeltown single cask, single malt
Distilled 1965 - Casks #1277-1296
Whisky Magazine, Issue 139
Nose: Mature, gritty sherrywood, moist, dried prune, raisin and malt with hints of fish oils, salt and a sliver of creamy vanilla oak. Cedar, cigar smoke, coffee, tar and incense.
Palate: Robust, typical Campbeltown gritty Oloroso character. Prune, rasin, walnut coffee with peat, fish and violets. Deep and mature with sweeter spice coated orange.
Finish: Utterly majestic with lingering Armagnac-esque dried fruit, violets and chocolaty tannins.
Comments: This can only come from one distillery in Scotland. Unique and stunning!
Review by Joel – 9 POINTS
Nose: Red cherries, proper oag-age (few tannins, big flavour), suede jackets, warm sand and lightly charred pine on a dying fire. This is very well matured.
Palate: The palate carries all the elements of the nose really well, with just a hint of cigar and some freshly chopped mint and basil to add to the mix.
Finish: More vintage oak vanilla, cigar tobacco and classic cream soda.
Malt Advocate Review Rating: 95Review: John Hansell, Malt Advocate, November 2010
Jewels of Scotland (distilled at Springbank), 1965 vintage, 46%
"These Springers from the '60s are getting rarer and quite expensive. This is a great example of why they are so coveted—clean, well matured, with no signs of excessive oak. Elegant sherried fruit dovetails nicely with the polished oak and a steady stream of dried spices. Look for citrus, nectarine, red licorice, coconut oil, ripe banana, and vanilla custard with warming cinnamon and brine. Warm, spicy finish. Very polished!"