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Springbank, founded in 1828 on the site of an illicit still, is arguably the most unique Scottish distillery. It has been owned by the Mitchell family since 1837, what makes it the longest family owned distillery in Scotland. In the 21st Century the entire production process, from malting to bottling, is completed on site (no other distillery can make such claim). For the new Millennium the company has offered an unprecedented set of whiskies – 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 years old. They were released between September 1998 and March 2001 in limited quantities: 25 y.o. 2500 bottles; 30 y.o. 2500 bottles; 35 y.o. 1500 bottles; and the 40, 45 and 50 y.o. 580 bottles each. Springbank Millennium Set is definitely one of the rarest and most valuable bottlings ever released.
25 years old – lots of ripe cherries and raisins on the nose, dark chocolate and delicate vegetal notes; the palate is of classic Springbank, sweet fruit, some spice, walnuts, hints of smoke, tobacco and salt; the finish is long and dry, slightly peaty.
30 years old – on the nose the aromas of roasted peanuts, dried fruit, honey, oak and sea breeze; strong sherry statement on the palate, cherries, apricots, prunes, raisins, honey, hints of salt and pepper; the finish is long and briny, with strong sherry notes and very little oak.
35 years old – lots of sherry characteristics on the nose, oak, dried fruit, hints of salt and briny marina notes, roasted almonds and a whiff of smoke; the palate is very complex, strong sherry notes, almonds, dried fruit, delicate peat smoke, traces of salt and herbs, dry oak; the finish is very long and rich, earthy, dried fruit, sherry, oak, traces of salt and smoke.
40 years old – very elegant nose, fresh and fragrant, dried flowers, honey, oranges, quince jelly, hints of peat smoke and seaweed; the palate is very rich and spicy with pepper, ginger, brine, bitter oranges and light sherry notes; the finish is fairly long, with bitter orange marmalade, candied ginger, pepper and a whiff of smoke.
45 years old – plenty of seaweed and brine on the nose with hints of vanilla, coconut and oak; the palate is rather dry and salty with butterscotch and delicate vanilla notes, oak and traces of coconut flakes; the finish is fairly long, dry and salty.50 years old – the oldest of the bunch and surprisingly lightest in color; pretty fresh and floral on the nose, slightly medicinal, sea breeze, lemon peel, green tea and a whiff of smoke; the palate is very smooth with herbal tea and tropical fruit, coconut flakes and seaweed salad; the finish is medium long, oaky and peppery