Aged Spirits  

Fahrenheit 173 - Whisky

"The king o' drinks, as I conceive it, Talisker, Isla or Glenlivit"   (R.L. Stevenson)

Springbank cask 115 56% 1996

Springbank cask 115 56%
Distilled 1996
Bottled 2010

Rather nice nose with dried fruits, honey, caramelized sugar and citrus, also wood smoke and a little oak; the palate is mild and sweet at first with citrus, also a litle smoky, drying, grows more intense and develops spices, cinnamon and mint; nice, spicy finish with a note of gingerbread; all in all complex, balanced and very nice

Score: 88 p

Thanks to Johan for the picture (and the sample!)