I just opened a bottle of Springbank 12 yo. The cork bottom half was moist, but not crumbling. The whisky had a bit of a woody, bitter aftertaste...haven't had too much Springbank so can't really compare it. Was this bottle corked? Is moist cork a bad sign?
I stored it upright and was upright at the store but you never know about shipping.
It can be a fairly regular occurance to get a soaked cork. Usually because of hot weather before the bottle is opened. Corks in general don't really interfere with or add to the taste. Is it an OB or and IB?
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