• SPRINGBANK 18 Years Old 46% VOL - 70CL - 2017 Release Limited Availability 60% Sherry 40% Bourbon casks

SPRINGBANK 18 Years Old 46% VOL - 70CL - 2017 Release Limited Availability 60% Sherry 40% Bourbon casks

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10635
£89.90

SPRINGBANK 18 YEARS OLD 46%  2017 LIMITED AVAILABILITY SOLD OUT SORRY


Springbank distillery is the oldest independent, family-owned distillery in Scotland. Legal distillation began in 1828. The chairman is Hedley Wright, the great, great grandson of John Mitchell, the first legal distiller of Springbank whisky.

There are a few Scottish distilleries that still malt their own barley but Springbank is the only distillery which malts 100% of its own barley, using the traditional floor maltings. The whole production process: malting, milling, mashing, fermentation, distillation, maturation and bottling, happens on the one site in Campbeltown. This is unique in Scotland.
Three malt whiskies are produced at Springbank distillery, each with its own character. Springbank which is 80% of production, is lightly peated and distilled two and a half times. Longrow is more heavily peated and distilled two times. Hazelburn is unpeated and distilled three times. 

Nose

Elegant with a light briny overtone expected of a Campbeltown dram. Fresh doughy pretzels, almonds, vanilla, shortbread, a touch of sherbet and marzipan.
Palate
Gentle and refined vanilla notes are prominent alongside caramel, barely sugar, apple crumble and bung cloth.
Finish
Lasting with dried peat, liquorice, smoky fruit, raisins, butterscotch and pencil shavings.

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General
Nose Springbank’s gentle giant. This dram is big and bold with notes of cured meat, barbecued beef jerky, clove, mint, iodine, oxo cube and tinned prunes all evident from the Oloroso cask maturation, while lobster creels hint at Springbank’s characteristic maritime influence.
Palate The peaty character is now evident with sooty kiln smoke and tobacco leaves prominent in this viscous tipple alongside prunes, walnuts, figs, Demerara sugar, cocoa powder and smoked meats.
Finish The finish grows and develops with notes of soot, leather and walnuts prominent before easing off like the ebbing tide over one of Kintyre’s pebble beaches.
Availability LONDON UK
Region CAMPBELTOWN