Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Springbank 10, 100 Proof: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by The Cove

Springbank 10 Year 100 Proof Scotch Whisky
The Springbank 10 year 100 proof Scotch Whisky is the first Campbeltown Scotch to be featured on Whisk(e)y Wednesday.  The liquid had a light sweet nose that I described as "clean" but our producer James from Raise a Glass called it "Ivory Soap."  The taste came across full bodied and mildly creamy with an intense burn from the alcohol.  Eric said it had a "very high burn, but good things going on."  Some oak is present as well as roasted salted nuts.  The burn lingered a bit too long on the finish for me.  Jeremy even described the Scotch as "harsh taste, shit finish."  I'd just say it packed a punch.

Springbank 10 Yr 100 Proof
Average Score

Whisk(e)y Wednesday is a new blog post series on Bite and Booze presented by The Cove.  Check out The Cove in Baton Rouge, LA to browse their selection of over 200 whiskeys (including bourbons) and 325+ Scotch whiskys.  Whisk(e)y Wednesday is created and rated by the hosts of Raise a Glass.  Scores are marked for Nose, Taste, Finish, and Balance and Complexity using our own propriatary scoring system.  Marks are then added and averaged, leaving us with a final score out of a 100 point scale.  Our scale should be looked at on the full range of 0-100 rather than an academic range where 70 is passing and anything less is failing.  A 50 should be considered a very mediocre whisk(e)y while anything below 10 is absolute horse piss and anything above 90 is rather extraordinary.

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