This is a 13 year expression from Springbank that used organic barley (hence the “Green” name). It was aged in sherry casks and bottled at 46% ABV.
Nose: Loads of brine with honey and coriander, sawdust, pickled cabbage, lavender, and a fresh dairy note.
Palate: Honey with a spicy malt with a young, bright oak, mustard seeds, and old leather.
Finish: Pepper and dried oak linger for a bit – quite dry & short overall.
Rating: 84/100 – Pretty standard Springbank fare, albeit one with some interesting notes.
Value for the money: I believe these retailed for around $80 or so, and I’d probably pass at that price. I might buy if it was closer to $50-$60.