Springbank Green 12 Years Old (46%, OB, 2015)
- Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky
- 46% ABV, £60 for 70cl
- Score: 83/100
What they say
On Monday 17th November 2014, we released two special new bottlings.
Firstly we have the Springbank Green. This is a 12 year old whisky which was made with organic barley, been fully matured in bourbon casks and has been bottled at 46% ABV. There will be 9,000 bottles available for worldwide distribution and the RRP for the Springbank Green is £60.00. The tasting notes for the Springbank Green are as follows:
Nose: This whisky has a real Springbank nose, earthy, peat with a salty coastal influence.
Palate: The palate is fruity; apricots and peaches are accompanied by buttery, creamy nutty shortbread. This is a lip licking whisky, oily and chewy.
Finish: The finish is long, smooth and complex with a lingering sweetness and saltiness.
What I say:
A move into the Organic whisky sector by Springbank distillery, distilled organic barley has been matured in bourbon casks for 12 years.
Pale gold, thick heavy tears (oily)
Malty cereal barley, honey, icing sugar, vanilla, damp/musty smell, peat bog and dunnage warehouse
Vanilla cream, butterscotch, prickly peat, milky, a salty tang then iodine/medicinal, with a little water this becomes much more vanilla ice cream with salted caramel sauce
Drying, deeply malty, dirty, nutmeg spice and long earthy peat
Possibly one of the best Organic whiskies we have sampled – though it doesn’t have too much competition. Interesting to sample a classical Springbank distillate purely matured in ex-bourbon casks, I think I prefer at least a hint of sherry to add to that Springbank oily/dirty/musty character that it works so well with.