Springbank never ceases to impress. While I am biased towards less sherry/more bourbon, i really find this new version of the Springbank 18yr to be a great dram. Not the most complex, or interesting of whiskies, but really really satisfying. It is a dram i can count on. Moved it to the top shelf next to the few 21's i have left.
Nose: Berry fruits, toasted bananas, caramel, cocoa, peppery, fruity, coastal. Quite oily.
Palate: Big, spicy and gutsy, with notes of pepper, chilli, pine, aniseed, rich fruits, oily.
Finish: Long, salty and chocolatey with hints of fruit.