Originally Posted by singordie1818
i enjoyed springbank 10, ...a healthy dose of peat on the initial nose, noticeable smoke in the last drop!
sitting a while, empty glass approaches quarter cask scent: surely a good sign!
i suppose i would like it more with a longer finish: it seems to vanish from the mouth at the end... although this may speak to the expression's smoothness...
i have a feeling that i might like (the more heavily peated) longrow (cv?)...
so, there you have it: first impressions of springbank 10, a SMSW that drinks "big" and has piqued my interest in campbeltown and its traditions...
is peated at 8 PPM Phenols
( formerly 15 -20 PPM ). The malted barley is dried for 6 hours over peat; after which, it is dried for 18 - 24 hours over an oil fired heat source.
which is Springbank's heavily peated whisky is peated at a phenol level of 55 PPM
which is then dried over a peat fire for 36 -48 hours and lastly over an oil fired source.
The Longrow CV
is dwindling fast. Buy a bottle if you run across it. Not sure if it was ever offered in the USA. An enjoyable dram.
is Springbank's unpeated