75cl x 50% Volume
Campbeltown single cask, single malt
Distilled 8th July 1991
D&M, San Francisco review – May 2007
Bright brass color with light brine and sea air on the nose. The body is medium with a spicy/fierce palate. There's fire, medicine, sea salt, this is a wild highland malt, lively. The tang of the sea stays with you. A nice addition to the Springbank row.
Founded in 1828 the distillery lays claim to being the oldest family independent owned distillery in Scotland. Located east shore on the Mull of Kintyre, Springbank sees the whole process of whisky production taking place at the distillery. From malting its own barley, peat is cut by distillery staff, malt is dried on the kilning floor and the whisky is matured and bottled on-site. Water is sourced from the Crosshill Loch. The Springbank Distillery has never chill filtered or artificial colourings to its Single Malts. Springbank is regarded to be in a class of its own with a thick, rich and briny quality and a minimal iodine influence. Its character has a smoky, woody aroma and a flavour profile that hints of peat and other coastal influences. Develops beautifully to a full, well-balanced, rich and creamy finish. Using different distillation methods, the distillery does produce a heavier peated malt whisky called Longrow and a malt called Hazelburn. Springbank is a light-to-medium peated whisky.