Springbank, 54.6% – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

The only drawback with That Boutique-y Whisky Company I have found so far is that it’s a chore to type. I think that’s part of the gimmick too.

Anyway, early in the new year they released a batch of new bottlings varying from Invergordon to Springbank. Since then, they have released even more bottlings, with a Clynelish, a new Aberlour, and some secrety stuff.

Anyway, the usual yada-yada: Springbank, Campbeltown, small scale, old fashioned. Boutique-y, no age stated, small batch, even rebottlings (as far as I know).

Sniff:

That Boutique-y Springbank at Master of Malt

That Boutique-y Springbank at Master of Malt

At first I get really old fashioned Springbank, with barley, salt, a hint of minerals and it’s crisp. Unfortunately, I get that fennelly note that’s been plagueing my Boutique-y samples. Luckily, after another five minutes of air that’s gone and I get more caramel.

Sip:
It starts off quite sharp with lots of peppery notes and flint. Some apple as well. All in all, a very typical Springbank, and that is pretty tasty!

Swallow:
The finish is the first moment I get a woody note with some vanilla and some orchard fruit. It’s tasty and it lasts quite a while.

Apart from that quickly evaporating fennel note in the beginning, this is a damn tasty dram. Not too complicated but rather classic Springbank. A bit like the official releases since I expect this is a mixture of sherry and bourbon casks. The combination of flavors is really nice.

Springbank Batch 1, That Boutique-y Whisky Company, 54.6%, £ 61.95 at Master of Malt. A sample will set you back £ 5.96.

Official sample provided by Master of Malt.

About Sjoerd de Haan-Kramer

I'm a web developer at Emakina. I'm highly interested in booze, with a focus on whisk(e)y. I like to listen to loads of music and read quite some books. I'm married to Anneke, have a daughter Ot, a son Moos and a cat called Kikker (which means Frog, in Dutch). I live in Krommenie, The Netherlands.
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