SPRINGBANK SINGLE MALT LOCAL BARLEY SCOTCH WHISKY AGED 10 YEARS
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 barley but Springbank is the only distillery which malts 100% of its 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 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.
Fifth in a series of annual releases distilled from barley grown locally around Campbeltown. This year the barley type is Optic and was grown at High Cattadale Farm. Nose Sweet and slightly spicy with hints of honey, demerara sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Light peat smoke and a dusty characteristic reminiscent of freshly milled barley. Palate Tropical and soft fruit sweetness. Ripe pineapple, mango and juicy peaches are complemented by a building peat smoke. Green tea and a coppery tone follow. Finish Creamy, buttery mouthfeel with light integrated peat smoke and coastal salty influence.
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