Springbank Green 12 Years Old

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.

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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.

Colour:

Pale gold, thick heavy tears (oily)

Nose:

Malty cereal barley, honey, icing sugar, vanilla, damp/musty smell, peat bog and dunnage warehouse

Taste:

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

Finish:

Drying, deeply malty, dirty, nutmeg spice and long earthy peat

Overall:

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.