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Springbank Scotch Whisky Review

Springbank Scotch whisky distillery founded in 1828 on the site of Archibald Mitchell's illicit still, is the oldest independent family owned distillery in Scotland.

 

It was Archibald's sons, John and William who took out a licence and started distilling legally as J & W Mitchell. The Springbank Distillery is now in the hands of his great great grand son, Hedley G. Wright.

 

Springbank is the only distillery in Scotland to carry out the full whisky production process on a single site. From the traditional floor malting, distillation, maturation through to bottling is carried out at the distillery in Campbeltown.

 

With traditional distilling and production methods used throughout the process, it can be regarded as the most hand made whisky produced in Scotland.

 

Springbank produces three very different styles of single malts, Springbank, Longrow and Hazelburn, this is achieved by using three different production methods.

The spirit that goes into Springbank whisky is two and a half times distilled.

 

 

 

Springbank Whisky Tasting Notes

 

Distillery Style

 

Nose :      Complex. Sea breeze, oaky, orange, hint of smoke.

Palate :    Light to medium bodied. Oily, salty, oaky, malty.

Finish :    Very long. Earthy, salty.

 

 

Springbank   10 year old   46%

 

Nose   :  Distinct fresh peppery peat and lemon citrus.

Palate :  Creamy - oily mouth feel. Quite malty with a swirl of smoke.

Finish :  Lingering peppery smoke.

 

 

Springbank   15 year old   46%

 

Nose   :  Malty, rich and fruity.

Palate :  Full and oily.  Smooth caramel, dark orange chocolate and

               raisins.

Finish  : Complex, rich and earthy.

 

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