Springbank 12 Year Old Cask Strength - New Release Aug 2019
Springbank 12 Year Old Cask Strength Whisky is a new 2019 release from the world-renowned Springbank Distillery in Campbeltown.
Aged in 65% Bourbon and 35% Sherry casks, this whisky is bottled at 57.1%.
This is a velvety and refined dram where the sweetness of treacle, orange rind and milk chocolate notes are balanced with the typical Springbank coastal saltiness.
Net weight: 1.6kg
Nose: Initially you can smell the refreshing herbs of oregano and lavender. This is followed by the sweetness of marzipan, honeycomb and fizzy sweets. In a
nutshell, there’s an aroma of freshly baked donuts and orange marmalade.
Palate: It’s a lovely warm butterscotch sponge with chantilly cream, as well as treacle, orange rind and salted pretzels. Then the typical Springbank coastal note of sea salt.
Finish: Velvety and refined finish with salted milk chocolate and Maraschino cherries.
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.