Well finally, I'm going to do some basic tasting notes for my private cask of Springbank Single Malt. It was bottled at 7 Years Old. I was told by the distillery manager that since the cask was a relatively small ex-bourbon cask, it matured more rapidly than larger casks. When asked, he told me he'd equate this with a 15 Year Old. It was bottled at 100 Proof. The color is a pale gold. I'm using a Glencairn glass. Uncut, the nose is smoky & there's a sea salt aroma. The mouth-feel is oily. The taste is smooth, with more salt, smoke, malt and honey. The finish is smooth and lingers for a long time, with the honey flavor hanging around for quite awhile. In a lot of ways, this reminds me of an Islay malt, which IMO is a good thing.