Springbank Palo Cortado 10 Y.O. Release 2023

Code SPRPC10 2023

Following last year’s PX release, here is the second chapter in Springbank’s pentalogy dedicated to Sherry maturation, which in 2023 sees the use of ex-Palo Cortado Sherry casks (defined as a style somewhere between Amontillado and Oloroso) for final maturation.
Distilled in July 2013, after six years in ex-Bourbon refill barrels it spent the last four in first-fill American oak ex-Sherry hogsheads, producing 10,200 bottles in September 2023.

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The nose is of an almost cloying sweetness, a squeeze of cherry tart blended with red fruits, macaroons, apricots and dried figs, coconut flakes, candied fruit (orange, mango, pineapple) and lime honey. In the background, a buttery and slightly salty part (shortbread) intertwines with vegetable notes slightly diluting the diabetic assault. The spicy component is almost nil, as is the alcohol content, peat is absent except for a vague earthy and mineral background.
On the palate, the spices mark the territory with a copious dose of pepper, aniseed and nutmeg on a medium-bodied texture in which the sweetness becomes rougher and more decadent, dried fruit dominating (figs with almonds, plums, apricots, sultanas) with a touch of blueberries, sweet liquorice, chocolate, a pronounced saline vein and smoke, in the form of a wood stove with some dirty vegetal notes. A vegetal note that gradually takes on more body, assuming mineral and at times balsamic connotations.
Quite long and slightly saline finish of red fruits, nuts, liquorice, spices, with bitter and vegetal components and a slight smoke inflection.

Product Details
Capacity 70 cl
Gradazione 46% ABV
Tipologia Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Materia Prima 100% Barley Malt
Distillazione Discontinued, Post Still
Maturazione ex-sherry and ex-bourbon casks
Età 10 YO
Grado di torba Low Peated
Provenienza Campbeltown, Scotland
Distilleria Springbank
New product
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Price €280.00 Tax included
€229.51 Tax excluded