Springbank 12 Year Old Cask Strength 56.1% (2020)

£95.50

Bottle Size 70cl
Bottled October 2020
Alcohol 56.1% ABV
Age 12 Year Old
Cask Type Various
5% Sherry 25% Bourbon 25% Burgundy 5% Port
Style Single Malt Whisky
There are a few Scottish distilleries that still malt their own barley but Springbank is the only distillery which malts 100% of its own barley, using the traditional floor maltings. The whole production process: malting, milling, mashing, fermentation, distillation, maturation and bottling, happens on the one site in Campbeltown. This is unique in Scotlan
Bottler Springbank
Three malt whiskies are produced at Springbank distillery, each with its own character. Springbank which is 80% of production, is lightly peated and distilled two and a half times. Longrow is more heavily peated and distilled two times. Hazelburn is unpeated and distilled three times
Distillery Springbank
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 whisky.
Country Scotland
Region Campbeltown
Chill Filtered No
Closure Cork
Colour/Appearance Copper
Tasting Notes Nose
This cask strength whisky packs a lot of signature Springbank characteristics in from start to finish. The peat smoke is immediately present and very welcome with a lovely ashiness. Aromas of bruised apples, mahogany and tobacco leaves. There is a candied sweetness with notes of glazed red cherries, and sugar coated cola cube
Palate
It is rich and sweet to taste with ripe and juicy red fruit flavours. Strawberries and raspberries give way to orange flavoured chocolate and gooey toasted marshmallows and bubbling caramelised sugar
Finish
In the finish the earthy, dusty notes remain as well as the mouth drying tannins from the burgundy casks. The whisky is deliciously sweet and smoky with the familiar Springbank characteristics prevailing

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Description

First launched in in 2010, this is a fantastic full strength expression from Campbeltown’s finest distillery.

Springbank 12 Year Old Cask Strength is a small batch product, although the distillery doesn’t put a batch number on the label. The only way to distinguish two bottles from different batches is by the alcoholic strength.
The February 2020 batch is bottled at 55.3%.

 

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Additional information

Weight 2 kg