Thursday, August 30, 2012

Down the block from Springbank

Springbank has dusted off the old Glengyle Distillery and started it up again in 2004. A bit lighter going than Springbank, but they share the malting floor, the water, and the air and what is being produced is delicious. The "work in progress" series is worth a full on tasting. They are up to release number 4 and it is really great. I am a fan of the lean towards the bourbon cask over the sherry in this Springbank variety.
Official Tasting Notes Nose: Spicy buns, caadmon, cinnamon, heather honey and butter toffee with a slightly savoury note of toffeed popcorn. Palate: Like a silky smooth melted honeycomb chocolate bar. Fruitiness presents as cirsp and very sweet red apples. Incredibly rich and butttery like gingerbread cookie dough, yet fresh with hints of clover and freshly mown grass. Finish: Alluring and warm. A great summers evening dram that leaves you licking your lips for more.

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