Campbeltown, during the mid-1800s, was the epicentre of Scotland's distilling industry, with 28 distilleries at one stage in the 1830s. Today, however, this number has dwindled to just three: Springbank, which also produces the peated Longrow and the unpeated Hazelburn; Glen Scotia; and recent addition Glengyle, home of Kilkerran malt. Read More »
The fourth limited release of Springbank's Glengyle distillery's Kilkerran "Work in Progress" single malt whisky, although the tasting notes make it sound like they may be almost there, especially after it won the 'Best Natural Casks' award in the Daily Drams category at the 2012 Malt Maniacs Awards.
Springbank 10's relatively light colour belies its richness of character. The nose moves from citrus fruits to pears and a hint of peat, while the palate shows touches of smoke, vanilla essence, nutmeg, cinnamon and the salty tang characteristic of the distillery. A winner at the World Whisky Awards 2010.
A no-age statement release from Longrow. One of the three whiskies distilled at Springbank distillery, Longrow is generally peaty in comparison to its siblings. A well balanced whisky with some slightly medicinal notes.
A pack of three 20cl bottles from the splendid Springbank distillery, showcasing each of the three different malts made at the distillery, including the peated Longrow and the 12 year old triple-distilled Hazelburn alongside the flagship Springbank 10 year old itself.
One of the first whiskies off the Springbank bottling line at the beginning of the year - the 2014 edition of their rightly popular 12 year old cask strength. A touch of Springbank's trademark farmyardy smoke with a hit of rich sherried fruit thanks to the oloroso sherry cask matured whisky in the mix.
Another fine malt for a Havana, Springbank 15yo has an almost bewildering array of flavours: dark chocolate, figs, marzipan, brazil nuts and vanilla are just some of the notes on show. Absolutely top-class. MAXIMUM 1 PER CUSTOMER
Longrow is the peaty whisky produced at Springbank distillery. This whisky has been aged for 6 years in refill bourbon barrels and then finished for 5 years in Australian Shiraz barrels, appropriately from Angove's Long Row winery in Australia.
It's taken over a decade, but here we have the second edition of Springbank CV. After the widespread acclaim for the Longrow CV released in 2009, and the distillery's recent renaissance after a couple of so-so years, we expect this to be one of the hits of 2010.
The 2010 official release for Hazelburn, Springbank's triple-distilled, unpeated single malt, which is now fully mature. It's quite a colour too, suggesting some sherry influence in the final make-up. Well-priced, we expect this to go quickly.
Very popular at The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show 2012 this is a 12 year old Springbank distilled in April 2000 and bottled early in October 2012, matured for half the time in refill bourbon casks and half in fresh Calvados casks.
A 2004 vintage Springbank bottled at 9 years of age. The first four years was spent in refill bourbon casks, with the final five years maturation taking place in casks that were formerly used for Barolo from legendary producer Gaja.
Made at the Springbank distillery, Longrow differs from its more famous sibling in that it is made with peated barley - and as such shares characteristics with the nearby Islay distilleries. Complex and peaty.
The third and final release in Springbank distillery's Rundlets and Kilderkins series, this time it's triple distilled Hazelburn that was maturing in the titular 60 and 80 litre casks between 2003 and January 2014. Small casks mean lots of wood contact and this combines the elegant Hazelburn with lots of wood influence for an oaky dram.