You know those guys that drink wine and tell you it tastes like garden hoses, tennis balls, and gravel? Who the F licks a tennis ball, and drinks wine through a hose? When that guy told me it tasted like garden hose, I went out and bought a case said no one ever. This is a very rich and thick whisky. It is smokey smooth and coats the whole pallet. Springbank 15 belongs in every library.