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Our whiskies hail from highly respected distilleries in Scotland and Ireland.  Produced in the classic tradition, they appeal to adventurous whisky enthusiasts who have a genuine appreciation for quality.  Discover the fascinating range of whiskies represented by Connexion Oenophilia.

 

Springbank Distillers

Springbank 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch

Campbeltown :: Scotland

http://www.springbankwhisky.com/

Distillery::

Springbank Distillery is unique. It is the oldest independent family owned distillery in Scotland. Founded in 1828 on the site of Archibald Mitchell’s illicit still, the Springbank Distillery is now in the hands of his great great great grand son, Hedley G. Wright. Owned by Mr Wright’s J&A Mitchell & Co Ltd, Springbank is the only distillery in Scotland to carry out the full production process on the one site. 100% of the traditional floor malting, maturation and bottling is done at the distillery in Campbeltown, Scotland’s smallest whisky region. It produces the most hand made whisky in Scotland, with traditional production methods being used throughout the process, and human involvement at each and every stage. It is the only distillery in Scotland to have never chill-filtered, nor do they add any artificial colourings to any of our single malts. It is the only distillery in Scotland to produce three different single malts, Springbank, Longrow and Hazelburn, using three different production methods.

Style::

Lightly peated single malt

Statement of age::

18 Year Old

Distillation::

Two-and-a-half times distilled

ageing::

80% sherry casks, 20% bourbon casks

colour::

Rich gold

nose::

Initial notes of marzipan give way to darker aromas like liquorice and treacle toffee. Like a home-baked cake full of everything that smells so good that you can’t resist another helping.

taste::

Incredible depth and balance. That classic Springbank style is evident, backed up by the fruits of 18 years maturation in predominantly sherry casks. Rich and oily from the moment it hits the palate, the whisky develops to reveal dried fruits and just a hint of smoke. A fine combination of sugar candy, almonds and Christmas cake emerge as the whisky slips off the tongue.

finish::

On and on and on. A reassuring wisp of smoke rises from the back of your mouth and around the palate, enveloping a flavour which contains more raisins, dark chocolate and treacle.

% alc./vol. ::

46.0