A limited release from Springbank. This 14yo was matured in first-fill and refill bourbon casks. Distilled in November 2002 and bottled in August 2017, with only 9,000 bottles produced. Nonchillfiltered, naturally coloured and bottled at cask strength at 55.8%.
Nose: Dirty and farmy, with peat and honey and a hint of lemon. Vanilla and a hint of coconut shaving come in after a moment, which is rather funky with the peat.
Palate: Viscous and mouth filling, with the peat wasing over the tongue followed by a wave of honey and then spice (mostly pepper, but also some cinnamon sweetness) , with a hint of honeysuckle and citrus rind.
Linger: Peat and a sweetness linger on the tongue, with warm spices ringing the gullet.