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.
Color: Honey and maple syrup
Nose: You can immediately identify sherry and vanilla which is followed by your favorite childhood sweets of chocolate raisins and toffee swirls.
Palate: This has a malty richness, as well as marzipan and hazelnuts. It is also salty and oily. Adding water draws out the peat.
Finish: This whisky has a lovely long, sweet delicate finish. This is combined with citrus and floral notes.
Cask Type: 70% sherry and 30% bourbon.
Spirit Type: Single Malt Scotch