An exotic Campbeltown 21

Halò Single Malt Mates,

Distilleries like to mature their expressions in exotic barrels these days. Springbank is using a mixture of rum and bourbon barrels.

Here is the expression:

Springbank was established in 1828 on the site of Archibald Mitchell’s illicit still.

The distillery is now in the hands of our current Chairman, Hedley G. Wright, Mitchell’s great, great grandson – the fifth generation of the Mitchell family to own and manage Springbank.

Being based in Campbeltown, the once proclaimed ‘whisky capital of the world’, it is no surprise that many of the methods established by our forefathers are still applied in the distillery today.

Springbank produces three labels Longwood Springbank and Hazelburn.

Springbank
21 Year Old 2018 Release 46% 70cl

Details
Producer J And A Mitchell
Age 21 Year Old
Bottle Size 70cl
Alc. Volume 46%
Bottler Official
Region Campbeltown
Country Scotland

Description
It’s one of the true tragedies of the whisky world that the supplies of Springbank 21 Year Old are in such short supply each year. The 2018 release has been matured in a combination of 70% rum and 30% ex-bourbon barrels for a unique and amazing character.

Official Tasting Notes
Nose: A burst of heather and freshly mowed grass followed by honey, pear skin and wood shavings. Hints of butter; cheesecake, fresh cream and digestive biscuit.
Palate: Elegant and gentle. Butterscotch and vanilla, sugar cane and molasses develop as the influence from the rum casks engulfs the palate with apricots, peaches and paprika.
Finish: A soft smokiness is present in the background. Toffee apples, raisins and oat biscuits emerge. In the foreground; peppercorn, almonds and apricot jam are prominent.

Thoughts on whiskey: “There is no bad whiskey. There are only some whiskeys that aren’t as good as others.”

Lift ’em high and drain ’em dry
To the guy who says, “My turn to buy.”

Slàinte mhor a h-uile là a chi ‘s nach fhaic
(Great health to you every day I see you
and every day I don’t)

Your Scotch Spirit Master

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