My wife and I have become big Springbank 10 year fans, so I talked her into trying the Springbank 12 year Fino Cream Sherry Finish. She likes it, but not as much as the standard 10 year. I like it better than heard and it's a tough call as to which I prefer. The sherry really seems to compliment the Sprinbanks's characteristics well.
Anyone else has a chane to try this version of Springbank?
I confess I'm a little confused, as 'Fino' and 'Cream' are mutually exclusive when it comes to types of Sherry. Is this particular Springbank aged in the one variety of Sherry wood before being transferred to the other for finishing?
I've been working my way through the Madeira finish, which is an 11 year old at 55.1%. It is the most quaffable cask strength whisky I've ever had. The madeira really complements Springbank well. It is creamy and rich and not at all hot for it's high ABV. I'm looking forward to trying some of their other sherry finishes.
From my single sampling of the oloroso I wouldn't choose it over any of Springbank's core range. I remember thinking it difficult to taste the Springbank through the sherry. Haven't tried any of the others.
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