Springbank 15 years Single Malt
The Springbank 15 year old single malt is an intense Campbeltown Scotch, whose beautiful amber color comes from barrel aging alone. It is neither cool filtered, nor colored. This special whisky is distilled two and a half times, given to maturation as a mixture of double and triple distillate. It then matures for an extremely long time in sherry barrels and thus comes with an impressive variety of sweet and fruity flavors. The coveted bottles are now becoming increasingly rare and fluctuate in price.
How does it taste
The Springbank 15 years starts with a surprisingly sweet nose, aromas of vanilla, almonds and brown sugar, followed by sweet fruits with a hint of leather and tobacco. Powerful peat notes then develop on the tongue, which were hardly noticeable in the nose. Behind them, spicy wood aromas are leading to a complex bouquet of raisins, figs and marzipan. With 46% alcohol, it is also pleasantly strong and provides a long-lasting finish. It goes perfectly after a stylish meal or with a good cigar.
Where does the Springbank 15 year old single malt come from?
The Springbank distillery is run by the fifth generation of the Mitchell family, who have retained most of the old technology and experience in whisky production. It is one of the few distilleries that still produces its own malt using traditional floor malting methods. Three different brands are produced in this distillery. In addition to the “Springbank” brand, “Hazelburn” and “Longrow” also belong to the esteemed Scotch selection.
The company is based in Campbeltown, where the Clyde meets the Atlantic, on the west coast of Scotland. The former “whisky world capital” was a well-known smuggling center in the 17th and 18th centuries. Springbank also has a rich heritage and a long and interesting history of whisky production. The lively sea breeze can be found in their whiskies as well as a rich variety of other flavors derived from their various barrel compositions.
Have also a look at our tasting videos and enjoy the background articles in our blog “All about Whisky”.
Type: Single Malt Whisky
Nose: significant sweet and fruity sherry notes, combined with brown sugar, almonds and a hint of tobacco, slight sea breeze in the background, surprisingly hardly peaty
Palate: full smokey aroma is now developing, followed by creamy marzipan aroma, dried figs and dates, transformed into dark chocolate and vanilla
Finish: long finish with clear sherry notes, salty and spicy aromas