Whisky Review – Springbank 8 2007 Fresh Sherry (Springbank Society)

Springbank 8 2007 Fresh Sherry (Springbank Society


Region: Campbeltown
ABV: 57.2%
E150: No
Chill-filtered: No
Cask Type: Fresh Sherry Butt

 

Colour: Copper

Nose: Sulphur, raspberry gummy, funk, dirty smoke, cherry syrup, medicinal capsule, coal

Palate: Sulphur, pepper, dirty peat, brunt wood, medicinal capsule, raspberry gummy

Finish: Long finish, funky, salt, spice

Score: 84/100


A rather funk centric sherry cask, full load of sulphur, medicinal capsule note (go smell a bottle of pills). Only a touch of raspberry weaving into the glass full of funky, dirty smoke. Not a bad, but wouldn’t buy one for myself.

Longrow Peated

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Longrow Peated


 

Region: Campbeltown
ABV: 46%
E150: No
Chill-filtered: No

 

Colour: Straw

Nose: Apple, cream corn, citrus, buttery peat, sweet oily malt, grass, green sapling.

Palate: Brine, honey, peat, grape, apple.

Finish: Long finish, brine, smoke.

Score: 80/100


Having tried the Longrow 10, this was quite disappointing, rather basic and simple, would vouch for the Bunnahabhain Ceobanach for the same price.