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SPRINGBANK DISTILLERY C.V. 46% abv

This bottle is being sold on behalf of a private client.  As it is older, the packaging and closure may have deteriorated, so care should be taken with transportation, storage and opening of this bottle. The bottle is sold as seen and described, we do not accept liability for the state of the packaging or closure.  Additional photos are available on request. (Read More)

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£650.00

Description

Discontinued distillery bottling of Springbank CV Single Malt Scotch Whisky from the 1990’s, (1997 we think).

Water source Crosshill Loch.
Springbank was the first distillery in Scotland to distill and bottle three different types of malt : Springbank, Longrow and Hazelburn using three different production methods.

Springbank.

The malt is dried for 6 hours over a peat fire. Then a further 24 hours over hot air.Distilled two and a half times.

Longrow.

By far the peatiest of Springbank’s whiskies, first distilled in 1973. The malt is dried for 48 hours over a peat fire to give it its big smoky character. Double distilled.

Hazelburn.

The malt is hot air-dry only, no peat at all is used. Triple distilled.

Springbank Distillery History.

Founded in 1828 on the site of Archibald Mitchell’s illicit still. The Springbank Distillery is the oldest independent family owned distillery in Scotland. It was Archibald’s sons, John and William who took out a licence and started distilling legally as J & W Mitchell. The Springbank Distillery is now in the hands of his great great grand son, Hedley G. Wright.

 

This bottle is from a private collection and has some marks on it which can be seen in the photos. There is no box with this bottle.

Bottled at 46% abv.

Natural colour and non chill filtered

 

Tasting Notes

Colour: Light gold

Nose: Herbs like basil and sage, with scents of the seashore and the lingering smell that’s neither meat nor shellfish but still gives off surf and turf vibes. Fruity notes slide in right at the end with some sweet pineapple and banana smoothie.

Palate: Citrus fruits, more pineapple and banana smoothie, baking spices on gingerbread men and peat smoke.

Finish: Medium with citrus, saltwater, and a bit more peat.

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