Springbank 18YO 46% - Sep 2021 Release
Springbank 18 Year Old is a new Sept 2021 release from the world-renowned Springbank Distillery in Campbeltown.
This single malt has been matured in 50% ex-bourbon and 50% ex-sherry casks then bottled at 46% ABV.
Net weight: 1.6kg
Nose: Sweet and syrupy from the outset, the Springbank character is immediately prominent. Hints of honeycomb, treacle sponge and ginger-nut fuse with a fruity, strawberry undertone. Aromas of parma violets and raisins develop over time.
Palate: Chopped hazelnuts and liquorice predominate the subtle smokiness from the peat. The maple syrup sweetness from the nose follows through, with a touch of wild berries and blackberries.
Finish: A creamy, velvety finish with a salty note. Wood shavings, burnt embers and milk chocolate round off this malt.
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.