Springbank 25 Year Old, 1993, The Perfect Fifth
THE PERFECT FIFTH SPRINGBANK 1993 #315 25 YEAR OLD SINGLE MALT, 52.3% ABV,
Cask No. 315
Taste: A malt on the threshold of perhaps dallying too closely with the oak. But that coastal-style bite makes just the right contact with the salty tannins and cocoa laden phenol to make a course for more complex and satisfying port. Just enough oil makes the middle rich and promises a long finale.
Finish: Drier, as is to be expected, as the tannins raise their game. Still salty, but a little barley sugar and lemon juice lightens the intensity, though – happily, by not too much; the residual oils ensure the finish is of extraordinary length.
Balance: A real return to the past here with Springbank in its most full-bodied, uncompromising and complex style which those of us who discovered the distillery in the 1980s remember with great affection.
- JIM MURRAY’S WHISKY BIBLE 2020
Perfect equilibrium can also be found in taste, this results when all five tastes that a person can sense become flawlessly aligned. As Scotch whisky matures, it draws flavor from the wood, developing a flavor profile unique to itself. Seldom do the five tastes develop with true harmony and complexity. When selecting casks of such high quality, it is this perfect fifth that we are seeking; that perfect equilibrium of flavor notes, which are so often sought after but so rarely found.
The Perfect Fifth scours distilleries all over Scotland, from the Orkney Islands to the Lowlands, from Campbeltown to Speyside, in an effort to find the magnum opus of each distillery.
What they have uncovered is a selection of whiskeys that are extraordinary examples of that distillery’s unique character.
Never before has Scotch whisky been presented in this way. The unique packaging is reminiscent of the whisky cask complete with textures and grooves intended to evoke the craftsmanship, and artistry, of the cooper. The miniature casks are a captivating reminder of the time the spirit has spent in oak, developing a unique and inimitable flavor profile.
Open the bottle to experience a multitude of aromas from the hand-selected whiskey within. Once it passes the lips, expect a full-bodied and complex flavor profile, a sensation that is unique to each release and has passed uncompromising quality standards.
The Perfect Fifth is a complex, yet artistic, form of equilibrium. When the notes in these fine whiskeys align they create an unmatched experience. Enjoy!
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