Springbank 18 Year Old Single Malt (700ml)
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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 using lightly-peated barley and a unique two-and-a-half-times distillation.This gives the whisky a character all of its own, making it stand out as a must-have dram on anyone’s shelf. Produced using the most traditional of production techniques, from floor malting all the way through to the bottling stage, Springbank can best be described as a “hand-made” single malt.
The newly packaged 18 year old Springbank. This is the second edition, with a mauve label, and it was declared by the 2010 World Whiskies Awards to be Best Campbeltown Malt.
It is a poorly-kept secret that although I love wine, whisky was my first love. As the air gets crisp each autumn, I return to it. There is no better way to celebrate Halifax’s best-dressed season than with a dram of whisky. This year I’ve chosen the exclusive (9000 bottles made) Springbank 14 Bourbon Wood. The nose has plenty of warming spices, vanilla, and baked pear richness but doesn’t forsake the sooty and sea-breeze driven profile of all good Campbelltown whisky. The palate has an added toasty sweetness and depth that helps balance the creosote, liquorice, and more challenging phenolic flavours of Springbank without obscuring them. This is like a liquid wood-stove ready to warm you up just as the chill sets in.