Situated on the Kintyre penninsular in western Scotland, Springbank distillery is still family owned and one of the last three surviving distilleries in Campbeltown still producing single malts.
Springbank produces three distinctly different style of whisky - each iteration is tweaked by changing the production process slightly, and the range encompasses both peated and non-peated styles of whisky under three brands, Springbank, Longhorn and Hazelburn. It is the Springbank that is the most popular of these three styles.
Interestingly, Springbank is the only Scottish distillery to keep 100% of the whisky making process in-house for 100% of their whisky. This involves maintanence of their traditional malting floor - for the distillate in every single cask whisky made there.
The Springbank 12 is a fabulous 12 year old malt and is gorgeously rich with marmalady, toast and caramel flavours. It has been matured in a combination of bourbon, sherry, burgundy and port casks. The palate is rich, and sweet with a definite tannin dryness coming through from the burgundy casks. Lots of red fruit and caramel with spices. This finishes sweet and smoky with a salty tang that typifys a Campbeltown whisky.
Bottle Size: 70cl Abv: 56.1%