Springbank 35 YO Millennium Bottling Limited Edition
Springbank 35 YO Millennium Bottling Limited Edition, 46 %
We do try to not nerd out too often here at Whisky Saga HQ. Realizing that it might not be very interesting to read what we think of bottlings that are long gone, and where the chance of you getting to taste it yourself is minimal. Well, some exceptions have to be made. I am sure many of you also enjoy trying the odd rarity, savoring the odd gem, enjoying the moment. That said we will today share our notes on the Springbank 35 YO Millennium Bottling Limited Edition.
This whisky is long sold out. It was released for sale in 1999, bottled in September of that year. I see Whiskybase.com is hinting at prices around GBP 1000 if you want to buy a bottle today. That is a silly price for a whisky, I know. But there are a few bars out there that might still have a bottle of this on the shelf. One such bar is Dr Jekyll's in Oslo.
Nose (24/25): Oooh, aaah! (Cantona! 'as to wear a girlie's bra!) Ehem, well. Back to this lovely Springbank. Very deep and rich sherry nose. Hints of salt and briny harbor notes. The farmyard near the harbor is also present, but subdued. Almonds, a whiff of smoke and hints of oak. A near perfect nose.
Taste (22/25): The oak is a bit more pronounced on the palate. Still briny, with a hint of smoke - ashes. Sweet, sherry notes, salt and something herbal.
Finish (22/25): More dry on the finish, I think. The oak i slowly making its presence more known. Fruity - the dried variety. A bit of darkness. Earthy, rich.
Balance (23/25): This is good. That's all from me on the subject.
Sláinte! - Thomas