Springbank 1996 10yo OMC (70cl, 50.0%)

SW_CA_SPRI_004

This whisky, bottled by the well-known independent bottler Glasgow-based Douglas Laing & Co, is not chill filtered before bottling. The distillery has amazingly remained within the same family since conception.  A malt whisky of the highest calibre. Slightly briny and lightly peated/smokey in style. A malt in a class of it's own.  

The Douglas Laing bottling company was founded in 1949 by Fred Douglas Laing. They started out as blenders but began bottling single malt whiskies in 1999. They have released thousands of different single malts in series like 'Old Malt Cask', 'Platinum', 'Advanced Samples', 'Premier Barrel', 'McGibbon's Provenance' and 'Clan Denny'.

They managed to quickly build a strong reputation with excellent and affordable whiskies in their 'OMC' range (particularly with some stellar expressions from the Ardbeg and Brora distilleries) but they've seem to have sold most of their good stuff now.  The Laing brothers parted ways in 2013 and split the company.

Springbank is one of the few remaining family owned distilleries. Nearly all of its whisky is sold as a single malt, with little of it finding its way into blends. Most blends are produced by larger conglomerates who tend to use the single malts from the distilleries that they own in their blends. Springbank is one of few distilleries in Scotland to perform every step in the whisky making process, from malting the barley to bottling the spirit.

Owner: Founded: Status: Website: Google Maps:
Springbank Distillers (J & A Michell)/td> 1828 active Link Link
Bottler: Douglas Laing
Bottling serie: Old Malt Cask
Vintage: 10.1996
Bottled: 05.2007
Age: 10 years old
Strength: 50.0 % Vol.
Number of bottles: 358
Size: 700 ml
Cask Number: DL 3553
Bottled for:
Cask Strength: No
Single Cask: Yes
Cask Type: Refill Hogshead