When you pick up a bottle of Springbank, Longrow, or Hazelburn, it’s worth knowing that each stage of their production (from malting, aging to bottling) is made in the distillery. In other words, Springbank is not only a very craft distillery, but also that we are dealing with a very regional product. Let’s see how the Springbank 10 works.
Springbank is one of only three distilleries in Cambeltown. I read once, that this region probably contains the largest concentration of good whisky per square meter in the world 🙂
It’s worth mentioning, that the peat used for smoking the barley is imported from the island … any suggestions? 😉 … Exactly 😁 This is the only ingredient that doesn’t ome from Campbelltown region, but who doesn’t like the Islay peat?
Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Slightly peated, approx. 7-8 PPM
Aged in ex-bourbon and sherry casks
Color: amber -1, no caramel added
Nose: pleasant, sweet and slightly sour. Clover flower, bacon, cinnamon, orange zest, ripe apples, rhubarb cake with crumble, a bit of smoke. Alcohol is well camouflaged, and the aroma itself brings to my mind 10-year-old Benromach. 20/25
Palate: Exactly like the Bunnahabhain aged 12 years, taste impressions bring something completely different from what the nose suggested. Here, fireworks appear groin the very beginning. Toffee, vanilla, peaches, smoke (quite noticeable here), ripe pears, prunes, milk chocolate, coal, muscovado sugar, whipped cream, egg liqueur, molasses, sage, ripe bananas. 23/25
Finish: prunes, honey, caramel, wood, vanilla, elderflower, smoke, lime, lemon balm. Long and pleasant. 22/25
Balance: when I tried this whiskey for the first time a few years ago, I immediately fell in love with it 😍 The sensational quality of the distillate and the composition of the flavor with this hint of smoke made me crazy. Today we have a similar situation. I still enjoy this whisky very much. I like tastings, with a surprise. The nose promises something completely different from what we get in taste. Intense and rich taste, long finish and the alcohol intensity very well hidden. This is the quintessence of good balance. Natural color and the lack of chill-filtration are the big advantages of this whisky. And that taste… brilliant. 22/25
Price: from approx. EUR 45
Brilliant whisky. Highly recommended
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