One of 9120 Bottles
Springbank is certainly one of our favorite distilleries and the only one in Scotland, which distills exclusively from barley malted on site.
In fact the entire production, from malting to bottling, is done on site. The distillery operates at roughly 20% of its capacity producing about 150 000 liters of spirit per annum, what hard comprehend by today’s standards but that’s the Springbank way. Here we have rather unusual expression. Whisky distilled in November 2003 after spending 12 years in fresh ex-Burgundy casks was bottled at natural strength of 53.5% abv in May 2016. Only 10260 bottles were produced.
Nose: lots of red fruit, red currants, cranberry relish, forest floor, wet gravel, maple syrup, caramel, hints of smoked ham and cloves and touch of leather.
Palate: combination of red fruit and spice, pepper, cloves, chocolate chip cookies, traces of dried herbs and subtle oaky notes.
Finish: fairly long and pretty spicy, with notes of dark chocolate, licorice and lingering oakiness.