To recap: xile_ (his real name, really) had us all over for a mystery lineup. I brought brownies. That’s really not useful to the review. Well, I didn’t have them until the whiskies were done, and drank tons of water between each dram. Maybe that’s useful. Oh, and all of the whiskies were poured blind. xile_ bet I’d get two right. I showed him and got none right. That’ll show him.
I’ve been fortunate enough to have tried the recent Local Barley offerings from Springbank. Not just because I’m a big fan of Springbank offerings. More so because each one has been a surprise.
So, bias right off the bat: I preferred the 11-year-old over the 16-year-old. For me, the older Local Barley was too much like rum, and the younger one was brash, fierce, and every else that we’re told that Pop Stars have (as long as they are…
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