Springbank 1992 for The Whisky Kingdom & Duckhammer’s

The Whisky Kingdom is Boris Borissov and Duckhammer’s is Sebastian Jäger. Both were also involved in selecting that wonderful Lagavulin 1997 Select Cask last year and now they’ve bottled a single cask Springbank 1992 matured in bourbon wood.



Springbank 1992 cask #153b - The Whisky Kingdom & Duckhammer'sSpringbank 26 yo 1992
(47,7%, Whiskybroker for The Whisky Kingdom & Duckhammer’s 2019, bourbon cask #153b, 111 btl.)

Nose: nicely waxy, with plenty of limestone, a bit of chalk and dusty warehouse smells. Fruity touches too (tangerines, apricots, dried pineapple). Fragrant lemon peels, with hints of hand balm and rose petals. Waxed paper. Coconut. Really nice and feminine in a way.

Mouth: quite mellow, with chalk, mint and light peppery oak. Also a nice combination of lime, mandarins and a little coconut water. Still this touch of floral, fragrant wood. Vanilla. Not extremely complex.

Finish: quite long, warm, with almonds and a touch of peat.

This scented fruitiness is quite spectacular, but it comes slightly at the expense of the more serious Springbank character which is pushed to the background. A special cask. Around € 420, still a few available from The Whisky Kingdom.

Score: 91/100