Stone Licking

Springbank Rum Wood 2003 15y

Reviewed by victor


This the second rum finished Springbank I've tried, and I kind of liked the last one.

0.3 (Pale gold)

Nose

Salty and mineralic. Small amounts of peat. Some sherry notes, a bit of vanilla. Winegums and pear ice cream.

Palate

A bit more peat here. Sweet and fruity with equal amounts of fresh, dried and cooked fruit. Hard to decide! It's fruit, alright?

Finish

Wet stones. Oranges. A hefty amount of salt on the tongue, especially at the very end.

Hard to place and pick out notes from this one. It has a little bit of everything! Not much of any Springbank-esque bike chains or hot engines, but definitely some ruggedness in form of minerals here, along the nice and sweet rum roundness. Nothing fantastic, but interesting and well done.

Score

82 / 100
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