Springbank Bourbon The Long Island Whisky 1993 18y

Another One from the Island

Reviewed by victor

I reviewed the rum aged sister bottling the other day and was very pleasantly surprised. I'm not expecting the same profile from a more common ex-bourbon type, especially given how peculiar the rum finish was.

Amber (0.7), no added coloring


Quite a few things going on here, especially when given time. A typical bourbon whisky with an airy, light, toffee-soaked aroma at first. After a while, notes of tea, pears and chocolate appear.


Big, warm and sweet. Not much burn considering its cask strength.


Peaches (very similar to its rum aged sister bottling), vanilla, wine gums, a little oak spice.

Compared to the rum variant, it comes up a bit short. It's still an excellent and well executed bourbon aged whisky with everything good that entails, and it's well worth seeking out. Superb balance and warmth with a lot of the bourbon sweetness. I'll give it a score just above the threshold for subjective greatness!


81 / 100
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