Posts Tagged “Campbeltown”

Springbank Local Barley 9 (57.7%)

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Springbank Local Barley 9 (57.7%)

This is the fourth installment in Springbank‘s Local Barley franchise, in its modern incarnation. In 2016, the series was launched with a 16 year old that was absolutely wonderful. It was followed in 2017 with an 11 year old, and last year with a 10 year old. We’re moving down the years, as we now…

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Springbank 2007 Fresh Sauternes Hogsheads, 7 Year Old (56.9%)

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Springbank 2007 Fresh Sauternes Hogsheads, 7 Year Old (56.9%)

I’ve written several times about my sincere appreciation of what Campbeltown distiller Springbank is doing, from the strictly traditional method of production, to the 70 strong workforce to the restoration of another distillery to keep Campbeltown a whisky producing region. This is the same whisky I tasted bottled two years older in last year’s society…

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Longrow 2007 Fresh Sauternes Cask – Springbank Society 2017 (56.3%)

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Longrow 2007 Fresh Sauternes Cask – Springbank Society 2017 (56.3%)

Springbank is such an interesting distillery not only because of their staunchly traditional ways, but also due to the variety of whisky they produce. For the Springbank Society releases, the same fresh Sauternes casks were used for Springbank (lightly peated, partial triple distillation), Longrow (heavily peated, double distillation) and Hazelburn (unpeated, triple distillation), and it…

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Springbank 2007 Fresh Sauternes Cask – Springbank Society 2017 (57.1%)

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Springbank 2007 Fresh Sauternes Cask – Springbank Society 2017 (57.1%)

Springbank has the most interesting membership society. It costs £50 to join, and you get a lifetime membership entitling you to buy the Springbank Society bottles, among other discounts and freebies. The society bottles are very reasonably priced (this bottle was £45, think about that in today’s market), and you can have them shipped for…

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Hazelburn 13 Oloroso Cask Matured (47.1%)

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Hazelburn 13 Oloroso Cask Matured (47.1%)

Hazelburn is usually a challenge for me. It’s triple distilled and there’s this musty note triple distillation imparts the doesn’t sit well with me. However, many times sherry or peat are enough to cover it up, and besides it’s a Springbank. This 13 year old is matured in Oloroso sherry casks, and the combination of the…

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