Springbank Local Barley 9 YO Whisky 57.7% (2018)
Matured in 80% Bourbon casks and 20% Sherry casks, this new release is the fourth in Springbank's series of 5 annual bottlings from barley grown in the local area. For this 2018 release they used Optic barley that was grown at High Cattadale Farm.
Springbank Distillery is the only distillery in Scotland to carry out 100% of the production process on one site. For them, this means unrivalled quality control and the opportunity to pour decades of experience and passion into every drop of their world-class whisky.
Nose: Traditional Springbank aromas; saltiness, sea shells and fresh oysters bursting through. Followed just as intensely by pepper-jack cheese, honeycomb and vanilla pods.
Taste: Whipped cream, pear drops and a heathery note are quickly engulfed by barley water, sherbet mix, sugar cane, nectarines and dandelions.
Finish: A gentle dry peat circulates before squashed plums, raisins, cracked pepper and dry straw emerge.
Net weight: 1.5kg