Orchard fruit (pear) with a hint of peat, vanilla and malt.
Malt, oak, spice, nutmeg and cinnamon, vanilla essence.
Sweet, with a lingering salty tingle.
Wine Enthusiast 92 points - Smells of dried figs, sultanas, lime marmalade, sea breeze, green olive, lemon grass, malted milk and unsweetened coconut. The taste profile asserts itself in the forms of light caramel, paraffin and almond paste; at midpalate the spirit becomes more evident as the off-dry, malty, moderately salty flavor warms the tongue and throat. Concludes gracefully and elegantly, with a mild rush of heat and smoke.
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"The original Springbank whisky has been distilled legally on the site of the present distillery since 1828, and probably illicitly since well before then! Known and loved amongst whisky enthusiasts the world over, Springbank is produced using lightly-peated barley and a unique two-and-a-half-times distillation. This gives the whisky a character all of its own, making it stand out as a must-have dram on anyone's shelf. Produced using the most traditional of production techniques, from floor malting all the way through to the bottling stage, Springbank can best be described as a "hand-made" single malt. The classic Springbank complex, rich character can be found throughout the various bottlings available: the 10 year old is matured mostly in bourbon casks, emphasising the distillery's character; the 100 proof 10 year old is considered by many to be Springbank in it's purest form with its salty, briny flavour; the 15 year old, matured in sherry casks, is a fine after-dinner dram full of sweet, rich flavours like dark chocolate and raisins." - Distillery Notes
Springbank was established in 1828 on the site of Archibald Mitchell’s illicit still.
The distillery is now in the hands of our current Chairman, Hedley G. Wright, Mitchell’s great, great grandson - the fifth generation of the Mitchell family to own and manage Springbank.
Being based in Campbeltown, the once proclaimed ‘whisky capital of the world’, it is no surprise that many of the methods established by our forefathers are still applied in the distillery today.
Our team use traditional production methods and are involved in each and every step of the whisky making process - meaning our whisky is the most handmade in Scotland. Unlike any other distillery in the country, 100% of this process is carried out here on one site, giving us unrivalled control over the quality of the whisky.
Passion and skill are poured into every last drop during production; ensuring whisky drinkers consistently enjoy the tastes and characteristics that have become synonymous with Springbank, Hazelburn and Longrow, the three distinct single malts made at our distillery.
Visitors to Campbeltown can today enjoy learning about the rich history of our distillery during one of our many tours, held by our welcoming and knowledgeable team. The Springbank Society also offers whisky lovers the chance to attend exclusive events and purchase special edition limited release whiskies, bottled especially for society members.
Incredibly proud of the whisky, the area and the history, we are dedicated to preserving the heritage of the distillery so that Springbank can continue to be enjoyed across the world for centuries to come.