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 whiskey.
There are few Scottish distilleries that still malt their own barely, but Springbank is the only distillery which malts 100% of its own barley, using traditional floor malting. The whole production process: malting, milling, mashing, fermentation, distillation, maturation and bottling, happens on one site in Campbeltown. This unique in Scotland.
Nose: Initially parma violets and rhubarb. Barbecued meats and sugar cane molasses follow alongside tropical fruits and oloroso sherry notes.
Palate: Maturity and complexity at its best. A perfect balance of sherry and rum casks married in harmony. As it breathes; cured meat notes with a presence of tropical fruits and muscat wine.
Finish: Oh yes, it's definitely a true Springbank with coastal and earthy/musty dunnage warehouse notes, with sugary molasses in the finish.
Casks: 60% Sherry and 40% Rum
Spirit Type: Single Malt Scotch