In 2008, the Springbank distillery was forced to close temporarily following rocketing production costs. A rival distiller was quoted to have called this “an odd decision from a very odd bunch of people”. When Springbank restarted production in 2009, they held a competition asking their fans what they thought ODD might stand for. The winner was ‘Original, Distinct, Defiant’, which became the name of a limited-edition range of single cask bottlings to celebrate the reopening of the distillery. Springbank ODD Cask Fresh Rum 1999 #377 was distilled in 1999 and matured in fresh rum cask #377. The single malt has aromas of Demerara sugar, banana, lime and a touch of peat on the nose. The palate is creamy with ginger, citrus and tropical fruits, leading to a peaty, salty and oily finish.