WINNIE THE POOH STUCK IN A TREE – Rating: 5/10
The recent Springbanks I’ve had the pleasure of tasting have left me rather underwhelmed. Turning to a Springbank 10-year-old tonight, the entry-level since the withdrawal of the C.V. from the market, seems like a daring move.
This bottling, dated July 14, 2022, boasts a composition of 60% bourbon cask and 40% sherry cask.
The result is both honeyed and remarkably woody. It’s as if we’re granted access to an entire arboreal entity, perhaps a quinquina, given the pervasive bitterness.
This wood is interspersed with wisps of smoke and notes of white pepper, unfortunately, failing to salvage this tasting experience, which can be described as nothing more than mediocre.
A whisky undoubtedly overrated, perhaps swayed by the illustrious name of Springbank.