Sunday, 22 October 2017

Springbank 24 Show Bottling [London has Fallen]

Hi everyone,

Every year at the Whisky Exchange Show, they release a bottling or two specifically for the show. Oh, also they’re usually fantastic.
Whisky Exchange went all out this year, with a competition for the label design (of this bottle actually). There are five other bottlings in the same series too, all with specially designed, cool labels. I only got the chance to try the Clynelish and this, although I heard good things about the others.
Anyway, how was this one?

Springbank 24 for TWE Show 2017 51.7%
Colour: Gold
Body: Medium
Nose: Suitably dry and sooty and tropical. Interesting PVA glue and popscicle sticks. Opens up with water.
Taste: Soft, very very good, this dry chalky tropical flavours, sooty, there's a slight 'green' note though. More spicy with water.
Finish: Medium length. Tropical, sooty and chalky. Spicier with water.
From a Rum cask apparently. No where near last year’s bottling though. A little too spicy with any water, but not enough complexity without, although the sooty, chalky, tropical thing is nice.
80/100

Thanks for reading!

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