We continue our voyage through the latest batch of Whisky Agency releases. A lot of fairly old independent Springbank lately, this one is a 1993 vintage and it was a peated spirit.
Springbank 25 yo 1993 (48,1%, The Whisky Agency 2019, hogshead, peated type)
Nose: quite dry, with tarry notes, wet cloth or sheep wool and grilled bread, as well as some concrete and grassy notes. Lemons soft waxy notes after a while. Also beach pebbles. Certainly not a peat bomb, actually a fairly rounded and balanced Springbank. Little fruits though.
Mouth: classy stuff, indeed more peaty hints now, light soot and a coastal side. Smoked kippers, medicinal notes and herbs. Lemons and chalk. A little tobacco. Maybe some toffee and vague fruits (old apples) in the background.
Finish: long, ashy, with lemons, mineral notes and dried herbs.
Subtle peat and mature Springbank markers in a nicely balanced package. Certainly a worthy dram but at this price (around € 500) I feel it is slightly underperforming.