Springbank 21 Year Old Lombard Jewels of Scotland Bottling Single Malt Scotch
Springbank 21 Year Old Lombard Jewels of Scotland Bottling Single Malt Scotch. The whisky shows a polished golden color, with apples, bananas, tropical fruit, pie crust, sandalwood and a touch of brine on the nose. The palate really opens up the tropical fruit - mangos - a rich oily texture, and a little bit more smoke than you typically get from Springbank, not at all a bad thing. It finishes up with more smoke, brazil nuts, and tropical fruits. A truly lovely and mouth coating whisky. D&M Tasting Notes
This is a cask that we choose from the independent bottler, Lombard Jewels of Scotland. It was distilled July 8,1991 and bottled for us June 20 2013. Bottled at cask strength 49.7% ABV from a Bourbon Hogshead yielding only 263 bottles.
Aged in a bourbon hogshead, allowing the distillery character to shine through. Fresh, lively and inviting (especially for its age), with a complex array of tropical and summer fruit, peppered with brine, vanilla, and a hint of baker’s chocolate. An oily texture adds weight. Dry, deliciously appetizing finish. An excellent aperitif whisky, but enjoyable anytime. (D & M Wines and Liquors exclusive.)
91 Points Whisky Advocate, (Vol 22,#4) Reviewed by:John Hansell