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Springbank

Springbank Distillery

Springbank Distillery

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Springbank, Hazelburn & Longrow Whisky Reviews:

  • Hazelburn Rundlets and Kilderkins Hazelburn 10 Years Old Rundlets and Kilderkins ~ 50.1% (J & A Mitchell) - Hazelburn 10 Years Old Rundlets and Kilderkins Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky 50.1% ABV, £59.95 for 70cl Score: 86/100 What they say: It is the turn of the light but complex Hazelburn to be released after many years maturing in small casks (also known as Rundlets and Kilderkins). If the previous editions from this range […]
  • Hazelburn 12 Years Old ~ 46% (J & A Mitchell) - Hazelburn 12 Years Old Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky 46% ABV, £45 for 70cl Score: 87/100 What they say: The newest addition to the range of whiskies produced at Springbank, Hazelburn gains it’s light, delicate character through being distilled three times in the distillery’s old copper stills. Hazelburn is made with unpeated barley, making the […]
  • Hazelburn 8yo 2002 Sauternes Hazelburn 8 Year Old 2002 Sauternes Wood ~ 55.9% (J & A Mitchell) - Hazelburn 8 Year Old 2002 Sauternes Wood single malt scotch whisky Springbank Distillery – Springbank Distillers 55.9% ABV, £49.95 from Master of Malt Score 90/100 What they say: 5 years in refill bourbon casks, 3 years in Sauternes cask. Distilled in June 2002, bottled in February 2011. Outturn of 9180 bottles. Produced by the Springbank […]
  • longrow-18-years-old-campbeltown Longrow 18 Years Old Heavily Peated ~ 46% (J & A Mitchell) - Longrow 18 Years Old Heavily Peated Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky 46% ABV, £85.58 from Master of Malt Score: 84/100 What they say: A double distilled, heavily peated single malt from Springbank, Longrow was first created as an experiment to make a peated whisky in Campbeltown, but today it has become very popular, thanks to […]
  • The Whiskyphiles longrow-red-11-years-old-fresh-port-casks Longrow Red 11 Years Old Port Casks ~ 51.8% (J & A Mitchell) - Longrow Red 11 Years Old Port Casks Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky 51.8% ABV, £58 for 70cl Score: 86/100 What they say: Another edition of Longrow’s popular Red range, this time featuring 11 year old whisky matured in fresh port casks, giving it a rosy hue and vibrant fruit notes alongside the classic aromas of […]
  • longrow-red-12-year-old-fresh-pinot-noir-cask-finish-whisky Longrow Red 12 Years Old Pinot Noir ~ 52.9% (J & A Mitchell) - Review: Longrow Red 12 Years Old Pinot Noir Category: Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky Origin: Springbank Distillery Bottling: J & A Mitchell & Company ABV: 52.9% Cost: £54.39 from Master of Malt [sold out] What they say: A 12 year old Longrow single malt Scotch whisky from the fantastic Springbank distillery in the Campbeltown region. […]
  • Springbank-10-Years-Old-single-malt-scotch-whisky Springbank 10 Years Old ~ 46% (J & A Mitchell) - Springbank 10 Years Old Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky 46% ABV, £32 for 70cl Score: 84/100 What they say: The original Springbank whisky has been distilled legally on the site of the present distillery since 1828, and probably illicitly since well before then! Known and loved amongst whisky enthusiasts the world over, Springbank is produced […]
  • springbank-12-year-old-2003-port-pipe-matured-whisky Springbank 12 Year Old 2003 Port Pipe Matured ~ 58.3% (J & A Mitchell) - Review: Springbank 12 Year Old 2003 Port Pipe Matured Category: Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky Origin: Springbank Distillery Bottling: J & A Mitchell & Company ABV: 58.3% Cost: £59.74 from Master of Malt [sold out] What they say: Distilled in 2003, a UK-exclusive single cask Springbank. The whisky has been bottled at a cask strength […]
  • Springbank-12-Years-Old-Burgundy Springbank 12 Years Old Burgundy ~ 53.5% (J & A Mitchell) - Review: Springbank 12 Years Old Burgundy Category: Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky Origin: Springbank Distillery Bottling: J & A Mitchell & Company ABV: 53.5% Cost: £60 from Master of Malt [sold out] What they say: We are happy to announce the release (June 3rd 2016) of the new Springbank Burgundy 12 year old that will be […]
  • springbank-12-year-old-cask-strength-53-8-whisky Springbank 12 Years Old Cask Strength Batch 11 ~ 53.8% (J & A Mitchell) - Review: Springbank 12 Years Old Cask Strength Batch 11 Category: Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky Origin: Springbank Distillery Bottling: J & A Mitchell & Company; Batch 11 released august 2015 ABV: 53.8% Cost: £59.62 from Master of Malt [sold out] What they say: http://www.springbankwhisky.com/whisky/springbank/12-years/ Our 12-year-old edition, always bottled at cask strength, is a wonderfully […]
  • Springbank 12 CS Batch6 Springbank 12 Years Old Cask Strength Batch 6 ~ 50.3% (J & A Mitchell) - Springbank 12 Years Old Cask Strength – Batch 6 Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky 50.3% ABV, £47 for 70cl Score: 85/100 What they say: Springbank 12 Year Old cask strength 70cl 50.3%ABV Matured: 60% fresh sherry hogsheads 40% refill sherry butts Colour: Golden Straw Nose: Very rich and lush with strong toffee and caramel notes […]
  • Springbank-Society-2001-12yo-Port Springbank 12 Years Old Society Port Cask 2001 ~ 53.5% (J & A Mitchell) - Review: Springbank 12 Years Old Society Port Cask 2001 Category: Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky Origin: Springbank Distillery Bottling: J & A Mitchell & Company for Springbank Society ABV: 53.5% Cost: £57 from Springbank Society What they say: Springbank 12 Year Old Society Bottling was specially selected – from samples chosen by Distillery Manager Gavin […]
  • SMWS 27.108 a savoury experience! Springbank 14 Years Old 2000 27.108 A savoury experience! ~ 53.2% (SMWS) - Review: Springbank 14 Years Old 2000 – 27.108 A savoury experience! Category: Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky Origin: Springbank Distillery Bottler: Scotch Malt Whisky Society ABV: 53.2% Cost: £53 buy from SMWS Score: 79/100 What they say: Cask No. 27.108 Smelling this one neat it made us all very hungry; quiche Lorraine, cheese on toast, roasted […]
  • WhB Springbank 15 Rum Cask 300 Springbank 15 Years Old 1999 Rum Cask 300 ~ 52.8% (Whiskybroker) - Review: Springbank 15 Years Old 1999 Rum Cask 300 Category: Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky Origin: Springbank Distillery Bottling: Whiskybroker Cask No 300 ABV: 52.8% Cost: £52.71 from Whiskybroker What they say: Former Rum Barrel Cask No 300 Distilled 8th October 1999, Bottled 28th October 2013, 87 bottles at 52.8% Notes from Bens Whisky Nose – Zesty lime, […]
  • springbank-15-year-old-whisky Springbank 15 Years Old Bottled 2015 ~ 46% (J & A Mitchell) - Review: Springbank 15 Years Old Bottled 2015 Category: Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky Origin: Springbank Distillery Bottling: J & A Mitchell & Company ABV: 46% Cost: £65.02 from Master of Malt [sold out] What they say: Springbank 15 year old Like a storm gathering off the Kintyre coast, our 15-year-old Springbank is dark and ominous, […]
  • Springbank 15 Year Old Springbank 15 Years Old ~ 46% (J & A Mitchell) - Springbank 15 Years Old Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky 46% ABV, RRP £47.50 for 70cl Score 90/100 What they say: Like a storm gathering of the Kintyre coast, dark and ominous, yet tastes so good. The richness comes from the high percentage of sherry casks used in maturation. This is a truly classic Springbank, best […]
  • Springbank 16yo Rum Wood Springbank 16 Years Old 1991 Rum Wood ~ 54.2% (J & A Mitchell) - Review: Springbank 16 Years Old 1991 Rum Wood Category: Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky Origin: Springbank Distillery Bottling: J & A Mitchell & Company ABV: 54.2% Cost: £79.73 from Whiskysite.nl [sold out] What they say: Matured for eight of its sixteen years in a refill bourbon cask, before being transferred into fresh rum barrels for […]
  • Springbank 16 Years Old 1998 27.107 To the manor born ~ 56% (SMWS) - Springbank 16 Years Old 1998 – 27.107 To the manor born Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky 56% ABV Score: 88/100 What they say: Thick, old fashioned vanilla ice cream, with tinned peaches, then a complex of polished leather (an antique desk, a sea chest, a worn leather chair, a vintage car), but also sherry trifle […]
  • Springbank-16-Year-old-2000-single-sherry-cask Springbank 16 Years Old 2000 Single Sherry Cask ~ 54.2% (J & A Mitchell) - Review: Springbank 16 Years Old 2000 Single Sherry Cask Category: Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky Origin: Springbank Distillery Bottling: J & A Mitchell & Company ABV: 54.2% Cost: £85 What they say: We have a UK exclusive single cask bottling that is available in shops in less than a week. This new bottling is a […]
  • springbank-16-year-old-local-barley-whisky Springbank 16 Years Old Local Barley ~ 54.3% (J & A Mitchell) - Review: Springbank 16 Years Old Local Barley Category: Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky Origin: Springbank Distillery Bottling: J & A Mitchell & Company ABV: 54.3% Cost: £94.95 from Master of Malt [sold out] What they say: The Springbank distillery in Campbeltown has released Local Barley expressions before, though there hasn’t been one quite a while […]
  • Springbank 16 Years Old Madeira Cask ~ 56% (J & A Mitchell) - Springbank 16 Years Old Madeira Cask Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky 56% ABV, £160 for 70cl Score: 85/100 What they say: A 16 year old Campbeltown single malt Scotch whisky which spent 10 years in a refill bourbon barrel and then 6 more years in a Maderia cask.  Flavours of warm honey, dried fruit and […]
  • Springbank 17 Years Old Sherry Wood ~ 52.3% (J & A Mitchell) - Springbank 17 Years Old Sherry Wood Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky 52.3% ABV, £90 for 70cl Score: 89/100 What they say: February is already shaping up to be an exciting month as our first three releases of 2015 officially go on sale today (Monday 2nd). The first is our brand new Springbank 17 year old […]
  • WhB Springbank 18 Sherry Cask 491 Springbank 18 Years Old 1996 Sherry Cask 491 ~ 56.3% (Whiskybroker) - Review: Springbank 18 Years Old 1996 Sherry Cask 491 Category: Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky Origin: Springbank Distillery Bottling: Whiskybroker Cask No 491 ABV: 56.3% Cost: £62.02 from Whiskybroker What they say: Sherry Hogshead Cask No 491 Distilled 18th October 1996, Bottled 17th December 2014, 258 bottles at 56.3% Notes from Bens Whisky Nose – […]
  • Springbank 18 Years Old ~ 46% (J & A Mitchell) - Springbank 18 Years Old Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky 46% ABV, ~£90 for 70cl Score: 88/100 What they say: A rusty copper colour, our 18-year-old is full of authority and is truly a classic, full-bodied dram. With a delicious nose, this whisky will tempt you in and hold your attention as you uncover its unique […]
  • Springbank-19-years-old-recharred-sherry-butt-warehouse-tasting Springbank 19 Years Old 1997 Sherry Butt ~ 58.8% (Cadenhead’s) - Review: Springbank 19 Years Old 1997 Sherry Butt Category: Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky Origin: Springbank Distillery Bottling: Cadenhead’s; Springbank Warehouse Tasting ABV: 58.8% Cost: £103.32 What they say: Distilled 9th May 1997 and matured for 19 years in a rec-charred sherry butt before bottling on 20th May 2016 at cask strength 58.8% ABV. From […]
  • springbank-21-year-old-1993-cask-10527-old-particular-douglas-laing-whisky Springbank 21 Year Old 1993 Old Particular Cask 10527 ~ 51.4% (Douglas Laing) - Whisky Review: Springbank 21 Year Old 1993 Old Particular Cask 10527 Category: Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky Origin: Springbank Distillery Bottling: Douglas Laing; Old Particular ABV: 51.4% Cost: £230 from The Green Welly Stop What they say: Independently bottled Springbank single malt! Awesome! This tasty Campbeltown whisky was distilled in May 1993 and matured in […]
  • springbank-21-year-old-single-cask Springbank 21 Years Old 2016 Single Cask Oloroso Sherry ~ 49.6% (J & A Mitchell) - Whisky Review: Springbank 21 Years Old 2016 Single Cask Oloroso Sherry Category: Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky Origin: Springbank Distillery Bottling: J & A Mitchell ABV: 49.6% Cost: £220 from Whisky Galore @ The Green Welly Stop What they say: The Springbank Legend returns for a new release in 2016 First single cask release of […]
  • Springbank-7-Years-Old-2007-Open-Day-2015 Springbank 7 Years Old 2007 Open Day 2015 ~ 56.9% (J & A Mitchell) - Review: Springbank 7 Years Old 2007 Open Day 2015 Category: Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky Origin: Springbank Distillery Bottling: J & A Mitchell ABV: 56.9% Cost: £100 What they say: Distilled at Springbank in November 2007 and matured for a full 7 years in fresh Sauternes hogshead, 1 of 309 bottle at cask strength of 56.9% […]
  • Springbank 9 Years Old 2004 Gaja Barolo ~ 54.7% (J & A Mitchell) - Springbank 9 Years Old 2004 Gaja Barolo Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky 54.7% ABV, £57.95 for 70 from The Whisky Exchange Score: 85/100 What they say: A 2004 vintage Springbank bottled at 9 years of age. The first four years was spent in refill bourbon casks, with the final five years maturation taking place in […]
  • Springbank-9-Years-old-Marsala-Campbeltown-Festival-2016 Springbank 9 Years Old 2006 Open Day 2016 ~ 58.7% (J & A Mitchell) - Review: Springbank 9 Years Old 2006 Open Day 2016 Category: Campbeltown single malt scotch whisky Origin: Springbank Distillery Bottling: J & A Mitchell & Company ABV: 58.7% Cost: £50 What they say: We have three exciting bottlings which will be bottled especially for Springbank Open Day 2016. The first will be a Springbank Aged 9 […]
  • Springbank-Distillery-Visitors-2015 Springbank Distillery Visitors 2015 (J & A Mitchell) - Review: Springbank Distillery Visitors 2015 Category: Campbeltown single malt whisky Origin: Springbank Distillery Bottling: J & A Mitchell & Company private bottling 5cl miniature for distillery visitors ABV: unknown Cask Strength Cost: Free with tour What they say: On the Springbank Tour, you’ll have the opportunity to journey through our historic distillery, which has been […]
  • springbank-13-year-old-green-whisky Springbank Green 12 Years Old ~ 46% (J & A Mitchell) - 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 […]
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